"The social contract is broken." Five things for May 25, 2023. That's it! That's the excerpt.
Five Things: March 30, 2023
"A new economic engine for culture." Five things for March 30, 2023. That's it! That's the excerpt.
Maybe Publishers Should “Love” Libraries a Little Less?
It's truly amazing how publishers who routinely claim, "We love libraries!" every summer at ALA Annual — the conference many of them hope will replace their own failed Book Expo America — find it so much easier to fight those same libraries in court, on multiple fronts, rather than figuring out how to come to the table and negotiate in good faith with such a critical partner.
Leanpub’s Frontmatter Podcast: It’s Me, Again!
This time around, we skipped the origin story and jumped right into things. Epp let me rattle on about Comics Plus (aka the day job), Panorama Project and libraries, DOJ vs. PRH, and Twitter — and then cleaned it all up so I sound reasonably coherent. It's also on video this time, which caught me by surprise as you may be able to tell from the hat I'm wearing — I was a couple of weeks overdue for a haircut!
Five Things: September 29, 2022
Five things for September 29, 2022. That's it! That's the excerpt.
Five Things: July 14, 2022
Five things for July 14, 2022. That's it! That's the excerpt.
Five Things: June 16, 2022
Five things for June 16, 2022. That's it! That's the excerpt.
Five Things: January 20, 2022
Five things for January 20, 2022. That's it! That's the excerpt.
Public Libraries and Ebooks Redux [for Independent Publishers]
I had the pleasure of kicking off the new year by participating in IBPA's PubU Online webinar series, presenting "Engaging New Readers with Ebooks in Public Libraries" and I've posted my slides and written up my main presentation here as it pulled together a few threads I haven't addressed in one place before. Non-IBPA members and other library-curious types might find them useful as a starting point to learn more about how libraries work, and why they're an important partner for publishers of all sizes.
Five Things: December 23, 2021
Five things for December 23, 2021. That's it! That's the excerpt.