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Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic
The meaning behind the math of the bottom line in publishing and the media. For writers, publishers, and bloggers (which are a combination of the two).
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AbeBooks' 50 Most Expensive Sales of 2014

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AbeBooks' Most Expensive Book Sales from 2014 run the gamut from Marx to Gandhi and more.
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Seth's Blog: An end of books

Seth's Blog: An end of books | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
Books, those bound paper documents, are part of an ecosystem, one that was perfect, and one that is dying, quickly. Ideas aren’t going away soon, and neither are words. But, as the ecosystem dies, not only will the prevailing corporate...
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I don't agree with many of Seth's points; and not just because I'm a stubborn book lover. Here are my top 4 (quick) cautions:


The ever-increasing price of ebooks no longer makes ebook as seductive, so I and many others are back to paper book purchases.


Libraries are more than books -- especially to middle and lower class folks.


"Single tasking" is far more productive than multi-tasking, and, hopefully sooner rather than later, the cultre will move back to focusing on what one's doing.


Then there's the whole "power of the object" thing, which motivates not just collectors but humans at large.

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Gracie Passette's comment, September 6, 2013 5:26 PM
I agree with you. As for the problems facing book stores, let's look at online sales as well.
Deanna Dahlsad's comment, September 6, 2013 8:50 PM
Thanks, Gracie :)
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See also: http://dpoptart.tumblr.com/post/60495563475/jon-stewart-explaining-to-young-people-why-books
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Collecting Print Blocks

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The use of printing blocks in newspapers and other printed advertising resulted in vast quantities of these blocks being produced. Examples of the same logo were often replicated in several sizes depending on the usage. Larger sizes for newspaper or magazine ads, with full, half or quarter page ads requiring different size print blocks. Even smaller versions were needed for letterheads, business cards or company envelopes.  These are now a relic of the very recent past, and quite collectible.

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Recognize any of the old logos -- even backwards? ;)

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An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
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A Marketing Mix
Adventures in advertising and marketing - the contemporary, the historical, and the hysterical. http://deanna.dahlsad.com/
Antiques & Vintage Collectibles
Collecting old things; heirlooms and new to you things! Companion to http://www.inherited-values.com/
Colorful Prism Of Racism
Racism past and present. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/colorful-prism-of-racism/
Consumption Junction
Consumerism meets marketing; who & what manipulates the free market of goods & services. See also: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/ze-big-mouth-promotions-stuff/
Crimes Against Humanity
From lone gunmen on hills to mass movements. Depressing as hell, really.
Cultural History
The roots of culture; history and pre-history.
Dare To Be A Feminist
I do. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/hey-sister-can-you-spare-some-social-change/
For Art's Sake-1
Art, crafts, and the people who make them. To inspire and purchase. Companion to http://www.ululating-undulating-ungulate.com/
Herstory
History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
In The Name Of God
Mainly acts done in the name of religion, but also discussions of atheism, faith, & spirituality.
Kinsanity
Let's just say I have reasons to learn more about mental health, special needs children, psychology, and the like.
Kitsch
Mostly vintage and retro "badness" but you can decide how delicious it is. http://www.kitschy-kitschy-coo.com/blog/
Nerdy Needs
The stuff of nerdy, geeky, dreams.
Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic
The meaning behind the math of the bottom line in publishing and the media. For writers, publishers, and bloggers (which are a combination of the two).
Sex Positive
Sexuality as a human right.
Vintage Living Today For A Future Tormorrow
It's as easy to romanticize the past as it is to demonize it; instead, let's learn from it. More than living simply, more than living 'green', thrifty grandmas knew the importance of the 'economics' in Home Economics. The history of home ec, lessons in thrift, practical tips and ideas from the past focused on sustainability for families and out planet. Companion to http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/
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Travel based on grande ideas, locations, and persons of the past.
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Stuff that makes me smile.
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Links to (many of) my columns and articles.