Design

Why Are T-Shirts More Valuable Than Ebooks?

My brothers-in-law recently started a T-shirt sales website. Grizz Riley.com sells comfy, cool T-shirts for $25. I fully support their entrepreneurial launch. But I couldn’t help thinking about it in comparison to publishers, selling ebooks for a just couple of bucks. It struck me as odd that our society values ebooks at a fraction of...

Nathan Maharaj, Merchandising Director, Kobo

Digital Reading: Judging Books by Their Covers

Is digital publishing so focused on maximizing its metadata that it neglects a crucial component of digital bookselling—the cover? While talking with Nathan Maharaj, Kobo’s Director of Merchandising and the newest member of the Digital Book Awards panel of judges, I discovered his poorly concealed passion for book cover design. Since the DBAs include...

DBW Weekly Roundup: 9/10/10

The most interesting news, commentary and tweets related to publishing that you may have missed, from all over the digital book world.

DBW Weekly Roundup: 7/16/10

The most interesting news, commentary and tweets related to publishing that you may have missed, from all over the digital book world.

DBW Weekly Roundup: 6/11/10

The most interesting news, commentary and tweets related to publishing that you may have missed, from all over the digital book world.