BookMachine Weekly BookWrap: publishing stories from around the web

The mainstream media seems to be of the impression that publishing is awash with fear: “The printed book is doomed: here’s why” says The Telegraph, “Facebook acquires ebook design firm, but should publishers worry?” says The Guardian. In fact, it’s Time for book publishers to fight dirty says the Chicago Tribune.

Nothing though could be as terrifying as the news that Glenn Beck is launching a publishing imprint.

On the publishing tech front (pub-tech? Let’s coin this term!), the possibilities of ePub 3 are becoming clear: Digital Book World are Breaking it Down. Here’s where you can Learn How the Semantic Web Is Changing Publishing, and Hack Education are Building Better E-books.

Think live blogging is hard? Try live tweeting a novel, and while you’re at it, here are 10 Twitter Hashtags for Writers from Jon Reed

And finally, Just How Many ‘Geniuses’ Are in Publishing?

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