Posts Tagged ‘ebooks’
January 29, 2014 | by Dan Piepenbring
If you’re flush, you could spend your days schlepping from to one rare-book room to another, hoping to stumble upon a first edition that’s both a worthy investment and an aesthetic treasure. Or you could just go to Amazon and buy one of these recently published e-books, which will, given their pedigree and initial cost, most certainly appreciate in value.
(“This book is one of the most expensive available on Amazon in Kindle version. It does not exist on paper version. It caters to the richest people. Those who can buy it without flinching. It is not for the poor, stingy, or for those who count their money. Therefore, please do not buy this book if you do not have enough money on your bank account. If you are not wealthy but think you can read this book and ask for a refund afterwards, give up immediately, you are not the readership target. Any unusual thing is expensive! This is the law of supply and demand. Only a privileged few can buy and read this book. The others: go your way. Many free books are available for your long winter evenings. However, if you have a lot of money, and if the price of this book does not disturb you more than that, welcome and good reading.”)
May 28, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
- Kim Merker, who hand-pressed beautiful poetry books for decades, has died, at eighty-one.
- Twenty-five signs you’re addicted to books. (In a whimsical way. Not a My Strange Addiction way.)
- Can you ever really own an e-book? No.
- Which doesn’t mean they aren’t big business at Book Expo America.
- Speaking of BEA … enjoy it from the comfort of your own home!
May 2, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
- Day Jobs of the Poets.
- Have you seen James Patterson’s personally-funded “book industry bailout” ads?
- By a hair, print still trumps digital in the UK.
- “How I overcame snobbery to self-publish an e-book.” One man’s story.
- Gillian Flynn: “That’s exactly my goal: to make spouses look askance at each other.”
April 17, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
December 12, 2012 | by Sadie Stein
August 8, 2012 | by Sadie Stein