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Much knowledge is still sealed in books, away from the internet

When we search for something in Google, and there are no results; we tend to think that if it’s not in Google, then it doesn’t exist. An example: A fascinating twitter account pulls quotes from various articles by the famous (and dead) art critic Clement Greenberg. Reading these abbreviated quotes are fascinating little nuggets. Often […]

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Why I love working in the syndication business

Where has content distribution been since 2000 and where is it going? This month I celebrate 13 years working at Tribune Media Services, a syndicate that distributes over 180 columnists, comic strips, and puzzles. I missed my opportunity at my 10-year anniversary party to explain my passions behind working at a syndication company. The surprise […]

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How we read

ebook marginalia, ebook lending, and used ebook lending

Joel Mathis makes these three great points in: “Three features we’d want in an Amazon used ebooks marketplace” 1) All ebooks should retain their marginalia 2) Unlimited lending/giving 3) Let a real used marketplace develop Please consider reading his points in detail on his blog post. Here’s my commentary on each point: 1) All ebooks […]

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280 words is the average length on WordPress

WordPress CEO Matt Mullenweg said that the average post on WordPress is 280 words long, and that

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When B&N abandons hardware, what should they do next?

Barnes and Noble should abandon the device market in favor of innovating in other areas of ebooks. states O’Reilly’s Joe Wikert. He’s right on with that. He’s also right on with that Barnes and Noble needs to innovate their reading app for smartphones and tablets. Yeah! Totally. But Wikert is off the mark when he […]

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The biggest slam ever written on eBooks

The best explanation of why the ePub format for ebooks is seriously flawed: “The publishing industry has a problem, and EPUB is not the solution” by Jani Patokallio. I have to say most of it is right on. This article makes me ask many questions. If epubs are geared for publishers and not readers, what […]