publishing

Breaking News and Making Money: Susie Cagle and Ted Rall on Print vs. Online Publishing

This is the second part of my two-part interview with the graphic journalist Susie Cagle. In part one, based on one of her San Diego Comic-Con panels, Cagle touched upon print versus online methods of content distribution. Here, she discusses her second SDCC session, Publisher’s Weekly‘s “Serious Pictures: Comics and Journalism in the New...

3:01 PST. Pacific Standard Gift Book Time, part 1

Forget the Rose Parade; the real reason to be in L.A. right now is Pacific Standard Time… the arts program, not just the zone. A six-month “happening” that kicked off in October, PST is the largest collaborative art project ever undertaken in Southern California. Over 60 museums, galleries, and other institutions allow us to...

L'Oreal's Fabulous Misadventure

The UK Liberals are not very liberal about advertising – or shall we say false advertising. The Guardian newspaper reported on Wednesday about L’Oreal’s fabulous misadventure. L’Oréal has been forced to pull ad campaigns featuring Pretty Woman star Julia Roberts and supermodel Christy Turlington, after the advertising watchdog upheld complaints by Liberal Democrat MP...

Today's Obsession: A Look Inside the Snakepit

Here’s a nasty little turd the New York Observer dropped on the dinner table a couple of days ago; a tell-all about former WIRED Creative Director Scott Dadich’s apparent failures. It’s pretty clear in the tone of this telling that Condé’s management just doesn’t get the internet on any level, hence this: During the...

Today's Obsession: Writing and Curating

I’ve not seen a lot of new publishers talking about exactly how they’re moving their content production from a print workflow to the web, but once you do see it, you understand how things are changing for that community, and why it’s going so slowly: tools for collaboration are only recently beginning to spread...

Today's Obsession: Penalizing Libraries

You may have heard that HarperCollins has decided to limit loaning of digital content through public libraries to 26 times before the thing turns into a pumpkin and your library has to buy a new one. This is causing no small degree of annoyance from the ALA, and here’s their official plan to bitch...

The Photo Book Will Rise Again

Well before the release of the iPad, the conventional wisdom was that book publishing is in a state of critical and imminent peril, and within the photography book community, the argument has received special attention in ways that reflect this category’s peculiar challenges: production costs and audience exclusivity. Because their primary function is to...