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Chromebooks take another bite out of the Apple, get official in New York City schools
November 19, 2014 | 12:25 pm

The recent news on strong K-12 takeup of Chromebooks for education received solid confirmation via the Google for Education official blog, where Hal Friedlander, Chief Information Officer at the New York City Department of Education, posted an item on the recent decision by the New York City Department of Education Division of Instructional and Informational Technology to approve the Google Apps for Education productivity suite as a supported tool for NYC public schools - and the Chromebooks to run it. Friedlander said of the decision: We saw that many schools wanted to use Chromebooks, and in our assessments, found them to be an...

Morning Links: NYC to pay Occupy Wall Street for destroyed books
April 11, 2013 | 9:17 am

Occupy Wall StreetNYC to pay Occupy Wall Street for destroyed books (NPR) New imprint Moth to publish Northern crime (The Bookseller) Taking e-books mainstream ... in Germany (TOC) Independent foreign fiction prize 2013 shortlist announced (The Guardian) Kindle Daily Deals: Guests of the Ayatollah by Mark Bowden (and 3 others) ...

A Virtual Library for NYC Straphangers
March 12, 2013 | 1:20 pm

Those who take the subway in New York City know it can be tedious and crowded at times, and lively and energetic at others. During the long evening-time commute home, the subway can be dreadfully boring; it can also be downright entertaining. Reading, of course, is a common pastime on the train, with e-readers and physical books in the hands of many straphangers. A group of students from Miami Ad School has an idea to help pass the time and get readers involved with local libraries, according to a post on Buzzfeed. Underground Library is a proposed project for the NYC subway...

Our upcoming TOC 2013 coverage
February 12, 2013 | 12:39 pm

Author Revolution Day O'Reilly's Tools of Change for Publishing 2013O'Reilly's annual Tools of Change for Publishing conference just got underway this morning at the New York Marriott Marquis in Manhattan. And while we unfortunately weren't able to make it New York for the event's first day, we will be on the scene, tweeting and reporting live, throughout days two and three. Today's big TOC draw, of course, is the (day-long) event being referred to as Author (R)evolution Day, which may very well end up being considered a revolutionary event in and of itself; the focus is on independent authors and the swiftly-growing self-publishing scene. As the TOC site describes it,...

Is publishing too New York-centric?
November 11, 2011 | 9:42 am

Images That's the title of an article in Publishing Perspectives.  Here's a bit of it: The outsized influence New York, and Brooklyn in particular, has on the current literary scene is undeniable.  It is the center of publishing in the United States. But is it good for the other 99% of the country? New York publishers have been accused of publishing books for each other – and the writers, for writing for each other. Has a kind of group-think has set in where people — consciously or not — are perhaps working to impress each other rather than a...

Kobo’s first U.S. pop-up store now open in NYC’s Grand Central Terminal
July 12, 2011 | 12:45 pm

This was actually news last week, but for a while the announcement post disappeared from Kobo's site so I wasn't sure what was going on. Now the post is back up and Kobo has issued an (informal?) press release announcing that the kiosk is operational and open seven days a week. If you live in the NYC area and plan on passing through Grand Central Terminal, you can stop by and check out the demo units. This is the first retail kiosk operated by Kobo in the U.S., and to promote it the company is giving away $10 Kobo store gift...

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