Eight Books You Need To Know About To Understand The Hugo Awards Snafu

This year’s Hugo Awards controversy is confusing. There are two kinds of puppies! Are the puppies against diversity, or literary snobbery? And so on. But really, this is all about books, and particularly what kind of books we’re supposed to celebrate. So here are eight books that can help you understand the Hugo mess. » 6/30/15 7:25pm Tuesday 7:25pm

A Re-Introduced Bill May Unlock Published Scientific Knowledge

Promising public access legislation FASTR (Fair Access to Science & Technology Research Act) has been re-introduced by a bipartisan coalition in Congress. Lawmakers now have an important opportunity to strengthen and expand rules that allow taxpayers to freely read articles resulting from research their tax dollars… » 3/26/15 5:30am 3/26/15 5:30am

Amazon Pulls Werewolf Novel Sequel for Surprisingly Non-Werewolf Reasons

Amazon is no stranger to independent publishing drama. But when it pulled books in the past, it at least purported to have some sort of legitimate reason. In the case of High Moor 2: Moonstruck (the story of one werewolf gang's quest to keep its existence hidden and the extreme lengths to which it goes to protect its… » 12/22/14 2:02pm 12/22/14 2:02pm

Report: Simon & Schuster and Amazon Just Made Nice

Amazon and publishing house Simon & Schuster have reached a multi-year deal, sources told Business Insider. This means the tides could be turning in favor of Amazon in its battle against publishers. And that means you'll likely see cheaper Simon & Schuster books on Amazon soon, though whether or not that'll be good… » 10/20/14 6:32pm 10/20/14 6:32pm

Gorgeous New Posters From an Abandoned Printing Press in London

How neat is this? The folks at Faber & Faber, an independent publishing house in London since 1929, recently found a forgotten hand press in their archives. As it turns out, the half-century-old machine was used by the firm's most famous designer, Berthold Wolpe: they've since refurbished the relic, which is going to… » 12/13/13 10:20am 12/13/13 10:20am

An Algorithmic Newspaper Published For Just One Coffeeshop in London

Perhaps the future of newspapers is all about local distribution—very local distribution, as in a whole newspaper printed for just one coffeeshop in London. The Newspaper Club has teamed up with the Guardian to launch what they call an "algorithmic newspaper," published only for one location, its content… » 12/05/13 12:20pm 12/05/13 12:20pm

The Amazon Tablet Will Be Filled With Magazines, So Many Magazines,…

Magazine publishers tripped over themselves to get on the iPad, because they thought they could sell you pretty things like this to revive their depressed print business, but then Apple was kind of a dick about it, and even though Apple took it all back, magazine publishers are still totally leery about being… » 9/26/11 3:41pm 9/26/11 3:41pm