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    E-Book Review: Tarinel’s Song

    by Sabrina Ricci Book Reviews
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    The author, Ron Glick, kindly provided me with a copy of his second novel, Tarinel’s Song. I had the pleasure of reading and reviewing his first novel, One, the first in a series about two sets of gods fighting against each other. Tarinel’s Song is the first in a series that involves elves, mages, and […]

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    PubSlush Press: Platform, Publisher, and Partner

    by Sabrina Ricci Publishing

    First off, PubSlush is a great name. But what do they do? Well, a lot of things.

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    The Future of Publishing…We’re In It

    by Sabrina Ricci Publishing

    Three interesting articles about the publishing industry caught my eye today. But first, I’ve found that reading and thinking critically about articles goes more smoothly with music, so I invite you to play the video below and enjoy the sweet sounds of “Stereo Love” while reading the rest of my post. (And yes, I may […]

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    Inside Barnes & Noble

    by Sabrina Ricci Publishing
    Barnes & Noble

    Last week I got to go to Barnes & Noble before the store opened and listen to two of their book buyers discuss how they decide which books to buy for which stores across the nation. Not going to lie, it was pretty sweet (even if I did have to be out of my apartment […]

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    This Week in Publishing

    by Sabrina Ricci Publishing

    According to this blog post, the death of print media is coming sooner than we think. Amazon recently said it’s now selling more e-books than paperbacks, and “for every 100 paperback books they’ve sold this January, they’re selling 115 ebooks…” This means ebook sales are 45 percent of all Amazon book sales. But what about […]

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    One-Stop Bindery

    by Sabrina Ricci Publishing
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    I’ll be the first to admit it–I’m a pack rat. When I was an undergrad at UC Santa Barbara, I worked hard for four years at the school newspaper, the Daily Nexus. And during those four years, I collected every issue of the Nexus. Yes, I know how that sounds, and fortunately my parents were […]

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    This Week in Publishing

    by Sabrina Ricci Publishing
    digital publishing

    A U.S. judge dismissed a lawsuit that claimed J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series infringed upon Adrian Jacobs’s “The Adventures of Willy the Wizard No 1 Livid Land,” which was published in 1987. Scholastic, the U.S. Harry Potter publisher, said, “Judge Scheindlin clearly agreed… Scholastic will continue to vigorously defend any such frivolous claims challenging the originality […]

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    This Week In Publishing

    by Sabrina Ricci Publishing

    I’ll keep it short and light-hearted, since it’s almost Christmas and all. First, Nick Bilton, from the New York Times, has declared that this year was not in fact the year of the tablet. It was actually the year of the iPad, and next year there will be more competitors. It will be interesting to […]

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    Barnes & Noble

    by Sabrina Ricci Blog Photos
    Barnes & Noble Nook

    Rumor has it that Barnes & Noble may no longer exist one year from now. In the meantime, I can enjoy their stores and Christmas decorations. And I can also play around with their Nook. The new color Nook was recently released. It uses LED like Apple’s iPad, but it’s formatted similarly to Amazon’s Kindle–with […]

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    12/12/10: This Week in Publishing

    by Sabrina Ricci Publishing

    In Scandanavia, readers and libraries want more e-books and are getting e-books from other countries. But publishers distrust libraries, thinking they help piracy, and they are facing a dilemma with pricing and copyright protection. SCANDINAVIA: e-Book market uncertainty Even though there’s a lot of news about more schools using e-textbooks, a recent study shows that […]

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    This Week in Publishing

    by Sabrina Ricci Publishing

    Here’s what’s going on in the publishing industry this week: It’s JFK month. Makes sense, since this year marks the 50th anniversary of his election. On Monday The Perseus Books Group, along with NBC News, released a new iPad app, JFK: 50 Days. The app complements the new book, “JFK Day by Day,” and it features […]

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    What’s Happening in the Publishing World

    by Sabrina Ricci Publishing

    Every week for my Interactive Media class, I post links to current articles about what’s going on in the publishing world. So here’s a list of what’s happening this week: First, here is an argument against the agency model for e-books. Annette Green writes about how, through the agency model, publishers are basically screwing themselves. Print versions […]

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