Home is where the bookstore is

January 29th, 2012 by Anna von Veh § 1 comment § permalink

I’ve just read the piece, ‘The Bookstore’s Last Stand’ in the Business Day section of The New York Times. It struck me that there was a kind of wishful thinking for the ‘good old days’ of print. The article says ‘not many publishers want ebooks to dominate print books’; they may not have a choice. (On the other hand, as has been argued extensively at various publishing conferences, it doesn’t have to be a choice between ebooks and print.)

Yes, the bookstore has been critical for the so-called ‘browsing effect’ of the physical book. This was indeed essential in an industry that existed in print only, and in a world where print was the currency of content. » Read the rest of this entry «

Off to Frankfurt and an update

October 4th, 2011 by Anna von Veh § 0 comments § permalink

I am delighted to have been invited to co-present a session on agile workflows and integrated digital strategy at O’Reilly’s Tools of Change Conference in Frankfurt. Here is a link to an interview with my co-presenter, Mike McNamara, and me that was published today on O’Reilly radar: The agile upside of XML.

I’m working at a software company for the next few months, so my blog posts are likely to be few and far between for a while. Zirk will continue to post his literary musings, and his latest novel, No-Brainer, which is being designed by Sarah at Book Design, will be available from Amazon soon. Update to follow.

Anna

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