Category Archives: History of Publishing Observations

Mastering the Art of E-book?

During the week of May 23, Michael Niemann came and spoke to the History of Publishing class. His topic: how to make an e-book. At first I was very surprised at his topic. What? I thought. You can make an … Continue reading

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Facebook survey about handwriting

For the purposes of research, and because I’m attempting to be more than a wallflower on Facebook, I asked my friends some questions about their handwriting.  I found the responses interesting, varied, and thoughtful.  My first post read, “I’m curious:  … Continue reading

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Listening is not the Same as Reading

Audio books are popular as ever, and they make for great entertainment, but as far as I am concerned, it’s not reading. It drives me crazy when someone says they have read a particular book, when in reality, all they’ve … Continue reading

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Blogging

The truth is that I’ve been thinking more about blogging than actually blogging.  Maybe it’s the word: blog.  Blog is a portmanteau of the words web and log; a combination of morphemes that lacks seriousness in my opinion.  Blogging doesn’t … Continue reading

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Ryan W. Bradley and Artistically Declined Press

Ryan W. Bradley is an author and book cover designer who currently works in the Southern Oregon University Bookstore as the shipping/receiving coordinator.  He spoke to the History of Publishing class on April 25, 2012, about how he creates book … Continue reading

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A response to “The Internet, A Writer’s Dream…”

What John Yunker from Ashland Creek Press said in class “If you can write and have something to say, you will do well in life,” resonated with me too.  I felt that it was more than a distant possibility that I … Continue reading

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An Interview With Molly Best Tinsley

Molly Best Tinsley is professor emerita at the United States Naval Academy, an award-winning writer, and the co-founder of FUZE Publishing. Her writing has been recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Oregon Book Awards, the Pushcart Prize, … Continue reading

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Writer’s Cramp: In the E-Reader Era, a Book a Year is Slacking

On May 12, 2012 Julie Bosman of the New York Times reports on the rise of technology influencing (negatively) hard copy books.  What exactly does this mean?  With electronic book sales increasing rapidly, making book-lovers’ favorite pastime more convenient, hard-copy … Continue reading

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Apple Not Likely to be a Loser in the E-Book Legal Fight

Apple is in a legal case filed against them over e-book pricing.  On April 12, 2012 Nick Wingfield of the New York Times explains why Apple is most likely not to be the loser in this battle with Amazon.  This … Continue reading

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The Flex and Flux of Publishing (Part 2)

For authors and editors, the call is a bit direr. As more and more books go digital and the sales of regular books are shrinking, authors may find themselves in an increasingly limited industry. Editors must report to editorial boards, … Continue reading

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