What’s wrong with the economics of the textbook industry, and what students, parents, professors, and universities can do to mitigate the ever-rising price of textbooks.
This is a great introduction for the hobbyist writer, but most (including serious/professional authors) will likely find that they’re going to need some significant help and require additional resources to know what they’re getting themselves into and to best leverage the business side of the business.
Rap Genius, a popular culture website, may prove to be not only a useful textual annotation tool, but could help to change education, digital humanities, science, and publishing.
The publishing industry has a general rule-of-thumb that every mathematical equation in a book will cut the audience in half. Is there a corollary to this that every picture included in the text will help to increase your readership?
On Sunday, the Los Angeles Times printed a story about the future of reading entitled “Book publishers see their role as gatekeepers shrink.” The article covers most of the story fairly well, but leaves out some fundamental pieces of the business …