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Do Book Covers Matter Anymore?

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Carolyn Kellog, blogger at Jacket Copy, thinks that e-books will affect cover designs. What do you think? 

No one really buys CDs anymore, so it’s not that far-fetched to assume that album covers aren’t as important as they used to be. 

What should we expect from cover designs these days?


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March 14, 2009 at 12:59 am

More Proof

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More proof that if you’re in the market for an audio book, the Kindle’s text-to-speech feature isn’t going to cut it.

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From the new Jimmy Fallon show

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March 10, 2009 at 3:09 pm

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More thoughts on the Kindle

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I know, I know. It seems like the Kindle will be the subject of all my blog posts. I sure hope this isn’t the case. 

I just ran across a blog post about the Kindle’s text-to-speech function. It really does baffle me that there is a huge up-roar about this.  Has anyone heard the Kindle “read” to you? (Please, listen to demonstration on YouTube) Ugh, I wouldn’t be able to listen for more than 2 minutes.  I’m sorry but I just don’t understand how this competes with audio books.  

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March 4, 2009 at 9:23 pm

The Kindle is HOT. But will we get burned?

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News about Amazon’s launch of the redesigned Kindle 2 was met with generally triumphant praise. It’s sleeker, faster and better than its predecessor. In theory, the Kindle is a great product. We love our iPhones and Blackberries, mostly because we need (or want?) to receive, read and send emails instantly. This same desire for supreme portability and instant gratification has only naturally migrated towards our reading habits. But should we be concerned? Are we eradicating books?

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February 16, 2009 at 8:49 pm