Tag Archive | Publishing Industry

“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 […]

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 […]

The Paris Review Video: Karl Ove Knausgaard Discusses His First Book, … and What It Did To Him

March 1, 2017 by Jack Dziamba. New Posr Goes Up Every Wednesday The Paris Review has launched a video series, “My First Time,” where artists discuss their “First Work,”and the effect it has had on them as artists.  In the video above Karl Ove Knausgaard talks about writing his first book, Ute av verden (Out […]

Download 336 Issues of the Avant-Garde Magazine The Storm (1910-1932), Featuring the Work of Kandinsky, Klee, Moholy-Nagy & More

June 8, 2016. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday, by Jack Dziamba  Whither the Book? While e-book publishing remains in a static state and the sale and use of e-readers has declined, the  “Old New Media” of the internet has makes available, for free, an immense trove of both Literature and Art which we have […]


September 23, 2014 by Jack Dziamba. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday. “The Plot Twist: E-Book Sales Slip, and Print Is Far From Dead” From the New York Times, September 23, 2015, by Alexandra Alter: “Five years ago, the book world was seized by collective panic over the uncertain future of print. As readers migrated […]

The Day Vincent Died – the 125th Anniversary of the Death of Vincent Van Gogh

July 29, 2015, by Jack Dziamba -New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday Van Gogh – the Writer Today is the 125th Anniversary of the Death of Vincent Van Gogh. In honor of Van Gogh’s life, we are re-blogging from one of our first posts. Everyone (now) knows Van Gogh, the Artist, bu few know Van […]

E-Book Pricing – Apple, Amazon, the Courts, and You

 July 1, 2015 New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday E-Book publishers have not developed any new technology, in a long, long time, “E- BOOKS – IS THE E-BOOK DEAD, OR JUST ASLEEP?” Instead they are still mired in disputes about pricing, and Price Fixing. Here’s the latest. Court Ruling: Apple Conspired with e-book Publishers 7/30/15 From: […]


New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday. A recent article in ArtDaily, has caused us to ask  “Where are the Book Publishers in Preservation?* (Ans. below.) PRESERVATION ArtDaily,“The New York Public Library will soon digitize and make more accessible to the public 50,000 pages of historic early American manuscript material, courtesy of a $500,000 grant from The Polonsky Foundation.” […]

Listen to 60+ Free, High-Quality AudioBooks of Classic Literature on Spotify

New Post goes up Every Wednesday Listen to 60+ Free, High-Quality AudioBooks of Classic Literature on Spotify: Austen, Dickens, Tolstoy & More* * Or, “Where mainstream e-book publishers fear to tread.” Re-blogged from OpenCulture, Feb. 4, 2015. OpenCulture remains one of the best blogs on the internet.   “Where music goes, technologically speaking, audio books soon […]

AMAZON / AUTHORS, YOU, Part 2 – 2015

New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday January 7, 2015 WILL THIS BE THE YEAR OF THE (NEW) BOOK? In our post of November 12, 2014, AMAZON: BOOK, PUBLISHER, SELLER, YOU, we reported on the state of affairs between Amazon and book publishers, quoting an article appearing in the  December 2014 issue of Vanity Fair, “The War of the […]