Monthly Archives: June 2012

History of Publishing Wrap Up, part 2

We had a lot of discussion, in fits and starts, about the roles of authors and publishers. Consolidation in the 1980s brought things to a point where, as Molly Tinsley stressed, the large publishers were no longer invested in or … Continue reading

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History of Publishing Wrap Up

I enjoyed the history of publishing papers from the spring term and as I file them away (well, really just find a place to pile them in my needs-to-be-tidied up office) I’m thinking about some of big topics we covered … Continue reading

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Images from the Ashland Book and Author Festival

Congratulations to Laura Baden, Paul Adalian, and the Friends of the Hannon Library (Join today!) on a very successful Ashland Book and Author Festival. Here are some pictures from the event (courtesy of Maureen Flanagan). Clive Rosengren, author of Murder … Continue reading

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Ghost Developing

Ghost writing has been extensively researched. However, what could be categorized as “ghost writing” in other industries? There are large corporations who are under a singular name but have many employees, so it’s hard to understand what to categorize as … Continue reading

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Karla Geigle Interviews Kelsey Clark of Second Best

Kelsey Clark is a  Music Business major studying at Southern Oregon University while recording her own music and playing in a local band. Karla Geigle: Have you had any previous experience with publishing? Kelsey Clark: I personally have not, but … Continue reading

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Copyright or Copywrong: Who’s right in the legal battle of fan creations?

Note: This is a neutral commentary on the creation of fan works! I strongly encourage you to use this information and other sources to create your own opinion. No one thinks deeply on the nuances of publishing and copyright until … Continue reading

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The Future of Books and Reading

The presentation of the HD Reader, along with the growing significance of audiobooks–which have been around for much longer–leads us to a natural question: what is reading? Does it include these new technological steps where we listen and imagine instead … Continue reading

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An Interview with Dr. Diana Maltz

Dr. Diana Maltz is a specialist in late-Victorian literature and culture.  She has been a professor at SOU since 1999 and is current Chair of the Language, Literature, and Philosophy Department. She received her BA in Literature and History from … Continue reading

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Kudos to our Spring Guest Speakers

The spring term has just about come to an end and I want to take a minute to thank our terrific History of Publishing guest lecturers this term. Each of them helped us to home in on what is going … Continue reading

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Instant communication hurting artistic tendancies?

As I sit here with my V8 considering what to write about for my very first blog post (I know, the lashes should be coming any minute now for being this late), I consider what I’ve done with the last … Continue reading

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