RedShelf: Affordable E-Textbooks

RedShelf is a platform that allows students to access e-textbooks. The company started in June 2010, when the co-founders Tim and Greg were asked by a professor to create a digital course packet. They developed the e-reading technology while still in college, and started forming partnerships with campus bookstores. Now RedShelf has more than 160,000 …

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Love and Care Pop-up Bookstore

Gotta love the holiday season. New Zealand publisher PQ Blackwell opened two LOVE AND CARE pop-up bookstores in Manhattan. Today, a friend and I explored the one in the Meatpacking District, on 344 W 14th Street. The store is open seven days a week, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., until the end of December (or possibly …

Benjamin Franklin, Publisher

  Photo by Sabrina Ricci Yesterday I went to the Bowers Museum in Orange County, CA to see the Benjamin Franklin Exhibit. On display are 75 artifacts from Franklin's life, in honor of what would be his 300th birthday. I went with my parents as part of a Christmas present to my dad, and while …

The Future of Publishing, According to Richard Nash

Today in my Interactive Media class, we had guest speaker Richard Nash. Nash, former publisher at Soft Skull, is now launching a start-up company, Cursor, which is a social approach to publishing. Anyway, he was a very interesting speaker, so I’d like to share some of his thoughtful quotes. “Of all the media, games and …