eBooks and Digitization

Publishing links roundup #1

The publishing world is always full of new and interesting announcements. Here are some articles that have caught my eye recently: Canadian publisher Douglas & McIntyre has filed for creditor protection and is undergoing restructuring. I reviewed D&M’s book Something…

Literary Event Roundup: Thoughts on BookCamp TO and Word on the Street 2012

This is a follow-up to my earlier post about my upcoming plans. I attended two literary events in Toronto this month: BookCamp TO and Word on the Street. BookCamp TO This was my first time attending BookCamp, but my understanding…

Emily White, Music Piracy, and Bookstores: Some Thoughts

Two nights ago, I spent the evening at the Scarborough Town Centre with my fiancé. As we walked back from the movie theatre after buying our tickets for Brave, I noticed for the first time that the HMV store had…

DRM, eBooks, and the ethics of eBook sharing

A few months back, I wrote a blog post talking about whether eBooks should have Digital Rights Management software, and stated that given the option, I’d prefer to buy DRM-free eBooks. It turns out that Tor Books is of the…

Should eBooks have DRM?

I bought myself a Kobo Touch last year for Boxing Day, as I figured that reading eBooks would give me a better understanding of changes within the publishing industry. I chose the Kobo over other eReaders for a number of…

An eBook-shaped hole in my education

In a recent blog post I talked about my writing and editing goals for 2012. However, I forgot to add one very important goal to the list: I need to learn more about eBooks. The course I took on electronic…

eReader Essay Done

So, I handed in my essay on new media in higher educational publishing today. Looking over it, I feel I’ll have to substantially rework it to make it blog-ready. For one thing, it sounds too much like the sort of…

Publishing and Digitization

I’m studying part-time at Ryerson University in the Certificate in Publishing program offered by the Chang School. Currently, I’m taking the mandatory overview course on educational publishing, and finding that particular part of the industry to be very different from…