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Ignore the Doomsayers: The Book Industry Is Actually Adapting Well
November 3, 2012 | 3:45 pm

Source - Institute for Publishing Research  Numbers show that the publishing industry is handling the rise of e-readers better than what folk knowledge might suggest. The fall publishing season is in full swing. There can hardly have been a year with more luminaries atop both the fiction and nonfiction bestseller lists; J. K. Rowling, Michael Chabon, Ken Follett, Junot Diaz, among others, represent literary acclaim and commercial appeal. Diaz (This Is How You Lose Her) is having an especially good run: He is both a National Book Award finalist and a recipient of a MacArthur "Genius" prize. Stephen Colbert, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Neil Young, Bob Woodward, and Salman Rushdie...

Enhanced ebook edition of Pillars of the Earth released for the iPad
July 20, 2010 | 9:08 am

pillars-tiein-bookshot.pngReceived a press release about an "amplified" edition of Pillars of the Earth. It will be for the iPad and is now available at the iTunes store for $12.99. The enhanced edition includes an interactive Character Tree, contextual video and still images blending into the ebook from the corresponding section of the Starz television series, Follett's Multimedia Diary which contains his on-set impressions of bring the book to the screen, interviews with the actors, director and producers, and music from the series. You can find a video demo here. This look like a good use of the iPad platform....