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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …