Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic
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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 |
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.

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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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.

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, February 28, 2013 5:40 AM

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

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