B&N Testing Espresso Book Machines

Barnes & Noble has begun a test of the Espresso Book Machine system at three of its outlets, including its New York City store at Union Square. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-09-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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9/11 was a test. The books of the last two decades show how America failed.

The books of the last two decades show how overreacting to the attacks unmade America’s values. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-09-03 10:00:07 UTC ]
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Book by Officer Who Shot Breonna Taylor Is a New Test for Publishers

Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, one of the officers involved in the fatal shooting, has a book deal with a small press, but its distributor, Simon & Schuster, in an unusual move, said it won’t ship it. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-04-16 22:14:05 UTC ]
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Hitting the Books: Widespread DNA testing could intensify American racism

In the modern digital media landscape, we are not the customers — or even the audience — we are the product. Every time we log on, our personal data including where we go, what we search for, who we interact with and what we buy is scraped, siphoned,... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2020-10-24 15:00:11 UTC ]
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This author wrote a book based on a Florence and the Machine album.

Have you ever listened to one of your favorite albums on repeat, gotten lost in the sweeping, cinematic feel of it, knew it so well that you began picturing it as a narrative, filled in the details missing from the music, and then realized the story you were telling was almost fully independent... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-02-20 20:20:20 UTC ]
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Springer Nature publishes its first machine-generated book

Springer Nature has published its first machine-generated title, a chemistry book offering an overview of the latest research in the rapidly growing field of lithium-ion batteries. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-04-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishers to put readers to test with Christmas puzzle-book pile-up

Publishers are preparing to hit the Christmas market hard in 2018 with a range of giftable quizzing titles. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-08-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Tor Scales Back Library E-book Lending as Part of Test

Tor's ebooks are now being made available to libraries four months after the book's publication as part of a test to see whether "library ebook lending is one of the contributing factors" to declining ebook sales. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-07-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Wellcome Book Prize Goes to Mark O’Connell for ‘To Be a Machine’

Mark O'Connell wins the Wellcome Book Prize for surveying transhumanist ideas of "improving our bodies and minds to the point where we become something other, and better." The post Wellcome Book Prize Goes to Mark O’Connell for ‘To Be a Machine’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-05-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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London Book Fair 2018: Testing the Limits of Big Data

Our lives these days are increasingly shaped by data. But in his latest book, 'The Efficiency Paradox: What Big Data Can't Do', Edward Tenner documents how the futurist’s dream of a friction-free world has dimmed considerably. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-04-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Book Hive launches Page Against the Machine

Independent bookshop The Book Hive has partnered with a local coffee shop and launched a new weekly "detox reading" event called Page Against the Machine designed to encourage more customers to pick up a book. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-10-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ukazoo Books to Test Smaller Store Model

After losing its lease, the Towson, Md. used and new bookstore is downsizing to less than one-third of its original size, or 2,800 sq. ft., and trying to create a workable model to add more stores. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-11-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Machine Learning: Can a Computer Judge a Book By Its Cover?

Could software someday design book covers that could be judged—correctly—by human readers? Research in Japan says...it depends. The post Machine Learning: Can a Computer Judge a Book By Its Cover? appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-11-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book vending machines installed in Singapore

Singapore has welcomed its first book vending machines, carrying up to 150 copies of 22 different titles from Singapore publishers.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

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German machine vends books in exchange for unwanted presents

German trade publisher Bastei Lübbe and book retailer Hugendubel have come up with an unusual idea to get rid of unwanted Christmas presents. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-12-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Abraham as Rorschach Test: Alan Dershowitz on His New Book and the Future of Jewish Lawyers

Author and defense attorney Dershowitz makes a case that Abraham, the first Jew, was also the first lawyer, and a good one at that. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-09-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Vending Machines to Dispense Free Kids Books

Jet Blue, Random House and Mary Pope Osborne are giving away free kids books through a program that places book vending machines in underprivileged neighborhoods. The post Vending Machines to Dispense Free Kids Books appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-07-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Beta Testing Capstone’s E-book Bundling Program

After years of asking mainstream publishers for ebooks to be bundled with physical books, a small group of indie booksellers have gotten their wish. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-04-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hachette Tests if Gumroad Can Sell Books on Twitter

Hachette has partnered with Gumroad, a company that enables direct sales through Twitter, to see if the social media platform can sell books. The post Hachette Tests if Gumroad Can Sell Books on Twitter appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2014-12-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Capstone Tests Bundled Kids' E-books at Indies

Ten stores ranging from University Book Store in Seattle, Wash., to Park Road Books in Charlotte, N.C., will begin offering book and interactive ebook bundles starting later this week. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-12-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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