Oct 6, 2014

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After the jump, articles from around the webs which I found interesting this week:

  1. How Libraries Preserve E-books.
  2. Get Alone Undistracted.
  3. Indie Bookstores Aren't Dead -- They're Making A Comeback.
  4. E-books Sales Remain Third.
  5. Hybrid Publishing is Hot Topic at Christian Fiction Writers Conference.
I highly recommend reading the first two articles.



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How Libraries Preserve E-books (recommended read)

publishersweekly.com - “Preservation is the ‘global warming’ issue for e-books.” As the e-book market develops on a licensed-access model, librarians caution that we are tumbling toward a digital memory hole in which large portions of our literary heritage could one day be lost altogether.  Read the full article...







Christian Issues

Get Alone Undistracted (recommended read)

desiringgod.org - The Internet is constantly working to make us highly impatient people, Wells warns. “We want to go on to the next thing now, immediately. It cannot be too soon before we move on..."  we are addicted to constant visual stimulation, what happens to us? That is the big question. The average person shifts tasks every three minutes. Half the time we interrupt ourselves!  Read the full article...





Bookshop News

Indie Bookstores Aren't Dead -- They're Making A Comeback

huffingtonpost.com - The biggest reason independent bookstores are still around is that the store closures of the previous decade alerted people to what they were in danger of losing.   Full Article...


Publishing Industry News

E-books Sales Remain Third

publishersweekly.com - E-book sales accounted for 23% of unit sales in the first six months of 2014, according to Nielsen Books & Consumer’s latest survey of the nation’s book-buying behavior. Paperback remained the most popular format in the first half of the year, with a 42% share of unit sales. Hardcover’s share of units was just ahead of e-books, accounting for 25% of unit purchases.  Full Article



Hybrid Publishing is Hot Topic at Christian Fiction Writers Conference

publishersweekly.com - Christian fiction writers meet amid shrinkage growth. A lot of the buzz this year was about “hybrid” authors, defined fluidly but generally meaning authors publishing via some mix of digital, indie, and traditional means.