Saturday, October 30, 2010

Behold, It Lives! Frankentext! (Or How Textbook Publishing Got So Scary)

Publishing Perpectives

The textbook, the revered embodiment of knowledge for more than 150 years, had turned into Frankentext, The Monster: overstuffed, overpriced, and unloved. In honor of Halloween, Erik Frank, co-founder of Flat World Knowledge, explains why the textbook has turned into a hulking codex and what might be done to thwart the monster.
(Left - Frankenstein - not Eric Frank)

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What is Your Greatest Fear for the Future of Publishing?

Some people look across the book publishing landscape and see nothing but monsters. For some, it's, for others it's conglomerate publishing or digital distractions. What is your greatest fear for the future of publishing?

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