It was bound to happen; the print media finally figured out a way to plug one of the (many) holes in their sinking industry. In a Press Release the New York Times Company formally announced the launch of two publishing programs: New York Times short e-books co-published with the digital startup Byliner, and TimesFiles with Vook.
It’s probably a good thing, given the number of posts on author sites and LinkedIn discussions where authors launch silly plots to give each other great reviews for their books. It’s unfortunate, though, that honest reviews are going to disappear as well. According to the L.A. Times, author Steve Weddle tried repeatedly to leave a […]
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, a major publisher of textbooks, reference works, fiction, non-fiction, and educational software and video, officially filed for bankruptcy on Monday morning, citing debt and liability of well over over $1 billion. This filing is part of a restructuring deal that will cut the company’s debt by $3.1 billion by having its lenders […]
Back when we used to play board games – before life and the internet interrupted beautiful friendships – Risk was a favorite. My strategy often resulted in owning vast tracts of land and prudently utilizing my resources to effectively remove players from the board by chipping away at their defenses. It didn’t hurt that wins […]