Morning Roundup: Retail may be B&N salvation. The myth that no one buys new writers and more
May 12, 2014 | 9:00 am
By Joanna Cabot
Textbook Publisher Backs Down, Won’t Force Students to Return Paper Textbook (The Digital Reader)
A couple days later Aspen responded to the protests with a clarification. They insist that their attempt to take rights away from students was merely one of the options a student will have for buying the next edition.
How Do We Address the Continuing Problem of Inadequate and Deceptive Publishing Practices? (The Scholarly Kitchen)
For 20 years, scholarly publishing has been responding to what some term “the digital revolution.” Promising an end to scarcity and delays, the technocrats — and I count myself as among these to a point — believed all the benefits of abundance and speed would only help science advance.
Barnes & Noble Should Rally Around, Not Retreat From, Retail Stores (Forbes)
Attention is now back on B&N’s retail operations and the brand’s stores may indeed be its saving grace.
No one Buys New Writers (Dean Wesley Smith)
Myths ignore facts. Myths are often beliefs built from fear or past actions.
Kindle Daily Deals: Rosemary’s Baby (and others)