President for a Day

David Rice Atchison. Photo by Mathew Brady, between 1844-1860. Prints and Photographs Division. All eyes turn to Washington this week, as the …

The Bestselling Cookbooks of 2016

Ina Garten’s ‘Cooking for Jeffrey’ was 2016’s bestselling print cookbook, selling more than 400K copies last year. …read more Source: Publishers

Bookstore News: January 18, 2017

A Texas bookstore readies for opening in a former Borders location; a New Jersey bookstore inspired by Barack Obama’s first election turns …

Guerrilla Innovation

In a culture like Google’s, having paid time to innovate is celebrated. But most of us don’t work at Google; most of …

How to avoid UX burnout

Burn baby, burn! “After the launch, I was all UX’ed out. Even the sight of a Post-It note felt exhausting. Attributing the …

How to Avoid UX Burnout

As I watched the app go live in across the various app stores I felt exhausted. The steps leading up to the …

MarcEdit’s new Logging Features

Over the years, I’ve periodically gotten requests for a much more robust logger in MarcEdit. Currently, when the tool performs a global …

MarcEdit update

I’ve posted a new update for all versions of MarcEdit, and it’s a large one. It might not look like it from …

Bookstore News: January 17, 2017

New stores prep for openings in Texas and North Carolina; a store takes root in the former home of a long-time Pennsylvania …

Pew Puts Out New Fact Sheets

Pew Research Center rolled out a new set of fact sheets on key trends in digital technology: Internet/Broadband, Mobile, and Social Media. …

EveryLibrary Lays Out Its 2017 Agenda

EveryLibrary released its agenda for 2017, which focuses on bringing its expertise to coalitions that support library patrons. … Areas of concern …

DPLA Will Expand Access to Ebooks

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation granted the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) $1.5 million to help the organization expand public libraries’ …

D-Lib: RepScience2016

Guest Editorial by Amir Aryani, Australian National Data Service; Oscar Corcho, Departamento de Inteligencia Artificial, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid; Paolo Manghi, Istituto …

The Map of Physics

A different kind of map this week (certainly as compared with last week’s map post). Here, Dominic Walliman attempts to make a …

The Map of Physics

Dominic Walliman offers a visual map of the field of physics. → …read more Source: Scholarly Kitchen

Travels & Translations | Memoir

This month, there is little connection among the featured memoirs, except that two are by Americans, and two are translated works. Authors …

The Year in Bestsellers 2016

Conglomerates continued to drive bestsellers in 2016, while readers still turned to coloring books for comfort. …read more Source: Publishers

November Bookstore Sales Rose 1.5%

November’s bookstore sales were $805 million, an increase of 1.5% over November 2015. Sales for the first 11 months of 2016 were …

A Dao of Product Design

When a designer or developer sets out to create a new product, the audience is thought of as “the user”: we consider …

Save the IDPF. Save EPUB.

We, the members of the “Save the IDPF. Save EPUB.” campaign committee, are reaching out to the publishing community to update you …

Bookstore News: January 12, 2017

New stores prep for openings in Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania; a store in Illinois adds a new outlet, in New York; …

W3C Releases New Documents

The Spatial Data on the Web Working Group, which is a collaboration between the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the Open …

D&B Acquires Avention

D&B acquired Avention (whose OneSource solutions help companies better understand their customers, prospects, and market opportunities) for $150 million. …read more Source: …

2017 Gumbo | What We’re Reading

The first “What We’re Reading” column of the new year from my colleagues at LJ/School Library Journal, Junior Library Guild, and beyond …

Publishing in Wartime

Important two-part piece by Melville House publisher, Dennis Johnson Part I The furor over Milo Yiannopoulos’s book deal with Simon & Schuster’s …

Books (Still) in Print

It’s a famous law of librarianship: books are for use. And, surprise surprise, they still are. …read more Source: Library Babel Fish