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The New Mexican's Weekly Magazine of Arts, Entertainment & Culture Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Type A

  • Type A — Ebooks Econ 101: Cheaper is not always better

    For years, books have made money for publishers, agents, and even writers. Now it’s only a slight exaggeration to say there remains money only for publishers and a bevy of writing stars. The following very short course in the new economics of book publishing will bear out this claim.

  • Type A: Hearing between the lines

    Booktrack, a New Zealand firm, is adding ambient sounds, sound effects, and even music to ebooks. By doing so, it hopes to transform reading the way sound transformed silent film.

  • Type A: Clicking our way to distraction

    One only had to read the first sentence in the “Deluxe Reading Group Edition” ebook of Paula McLain’s novel The Paris Wife, based on the love affair between Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley, to come across a striking example of the promise and pitfalls of electronic publishing.

  • Type A: We’ll never read the same way again

    What is happening to books today is as important a moment in history as five centuries ago when a German blacksmith with the unwieldy name of Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg created moveable type and launched the printing revolution. In the years since, technology has made the design, printing, and delivery of books easier, cheaper, and faster. 

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