Tag Archive | books

“The Little House” in Gloucester

  Little House installation view. The Little House “Once upon a time there was a little house.” – Virginia Lee Burton The Story “The story centers on a house built at the top of a small hill, far out in the country in 1900 America. Her builder decrees that she “may never be sold for […]

Book Publishing and the New Media -This Is Not An E-book – The Getty’s “Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography”

August 8, 2018 by Jack Dziamba. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday. Book Publishing and the New Media – This is not an E-book E-book sales have been in a steady decline because of high prices and lack of added value. Consumers have now come to realize that the e-book is merely a static copy […]

“The E-Book is a Stupid Product,” says Hachette Group CEO.

March 8, 2018, by Jack Dziamba Whither the e-Book? The e-book was introduced about 10 years ago. As sales took off, it was claimed that the e-book would soon eclipse the print book.  Indeed it was true for most of ten years.  According to the Association of American Publishers, in 2012 sales revenue from ebooks […]

The Digital Archive of Gabriel García Márquez- Publishers in the Time of Decline

January 24, 2018 by Jack Dziamba. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday.             Photograph from the Archive – Gabriel García Márquez with Emma Castro, 1957. Gabriel García Márquez “Few writers have produced novels that are acknowledged as masterpieces not only in their own countries but all around the world. Fewer still can be said to have […]

Will the Fine Art Print Book Survive in the New Media?

Matisse: “Decorative Figure on an Ornamental Background 1925–26; oil on canvas; 1.3 x0.98 m / 4 ft 3 in x 3 ft 3½ in This canvas celebrates the ornamental elements of Arabic culture. Matisse here disrupts a tradition of the human form as the highest subject by elevating still-life, background and decorative arts to the […]

Children’s Books in the Digital Age

April 12, 2017 by Jack Dziamba. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday. The Book in the New Media We have never written before about books for children. Indeed, as Kate Rix has written for Open Culture, “For all of the free literature and essays available online, a surprisingly small amount is geared toward children. Even […]

Mega Book Deal for “Les Mis”

Les Misérables was born of one of the riskiest—and shrewdest—deals in publishing history. In Hugo, Inc., The Paris Review March 23, 2017, Nina Martyris writes, “In a new book, The Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventure of ‘Les Misérables’, the professor and translator David Bellos condenses tranches of research into a gripping tale about […]