Publishing Archive

Kickstarting a steampunk anthology focused on "characters that are disabled or aneurotypical"

Steven writes, “The team (full disclosure: that includes me) that created the award-winning multicultural steampunk anthology ‘Steampunk World‘ are now crowdfunding another steampunk anthology – this time with a focus on characters that are disabled or aneurotypical.” Two and a half years ago, we brought you the award-winning anthology Steampunk World, a diverse collection of steampunk fiction. Since then, there have been …

Everything Change: free anthology of prizewinning climate fiction

Arizona State University’s Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative held a short story contest to write “climate fiction,” judged by Kim Stanley Robinson and others; now the best stories have been collected in a free downloadable ebook that includes a forward by Robinson, and an interview with Paolo Bacigalupi. * Kim Stanley Robinson, Foreword * Manjana Milkoreit, Meredith Martinez, and Joey Eschrich, Editors’ Introduction  …

Facebook inflated a key video view metric by 60-80% for two years

No one saw this coming, except everyone who works in online video. The Wall Street Journal reports that social media giant Facebook over-reported video ad view time on its platform for two whole years, citing unnamed sources. The reporting traces back to this Facebook blog post. From the Wall Street Journal: Several weeks ago, Facebook disclosed in a post on its …

How the New York Public Library made ebooks open, and thus one trillion times better

Leonard Richardson isn’t just the author of Constellation Games, one of the best debut novels I ever read and certainly one of the best books I read in 2013; he’s also an extremely talented free/open source server-software developer who has been working for the New York Public Library on a software project that liberates every part of the electronic book lending system from any …

Can Cost-Cutting Save Fashion Magazines?

NEW YORK, United States — It’s undeniable that print, as a medium, is in decline. The majority of editorial content is now being consumed digitally and most publishers have acknowledged that the future of the content industry lies online. Indeed, Hearst, Condé Nast and Time Inc. have each announced plans to significantly boost their digital offerings. In many cases, that means trimming the budgets of …