Blocked bookman

I’ve just been trying to visit Greg Gibson’s Ten Pound Island Book Company web site. Like most people, I used Google to find the site,…

1930s Bookstore access

Almost every week a web page announces the closure of another bookstore. This week we have Queen Anne in Seattle and Capital Comics in Raleigh,…

The osCommerce Book Store

I recently beganĀ  updating the design and function of the Parnassus Book Service website, simplifying the look and updating the code to use HTML5 and…

Patents

I’ve just been reading John Carrolls’s article, “Why I hate Apple” (www.zdnet.com/blog/carroll/why-i-now-hate-apple/1925) and Nilay Patel’s “Apple vs HTC: a patent breakdown” (www.engadget.com/2010/03/02/apple-vs-htc-a-patent-breakdown/), both from 2010…

Nooking War & Peace

The story of how Barnes & Nobles e-book version of Tolstoy’s War and Peace replaced all uses of the word ‘kindle’ with the work ‘nook’…

Book store business models

Studies of the book industry emphasize, almost without exception, the publishing business model. The author provides the content to the publisher and the bookstore distributes…