A Bookseller Who Bridges Print and Digital, Day and Night, This World and the Next

In Europe by Roger Tagholm

*+-Watkin’s Books — the world’s most famous mind-body-spirit bookstore — nearly went under in 2010. A 21st-century business strategy and an American with vision saved it from extinction. By Roger Tagholm LONDON: You wouldn’t expect the owner of London’s –- if not the world’s -– most famous mind-body-spirit bookshop, Watkins, in Cecil Court, a Victorian walkway off Charing Cross Road, …

Don’t Trip: App Lets You Read and Walk at the Same Time

In Tech Digest by Hannah Johnson

*+-By Hannah Johnson We all know what happens when you walk and look at your phone at the same time: accidents happen (seriously, click here to laugh). Well now, you can avoid running into things while you are reading e-books on your smartphone by using the MegaReader app. MegaReader announced a new feature, the “Heads Up Display”. This feature overlays …

Is Apple Guilty of Censorship?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

*+-By Edward Nawotka In today’s lead article David Carnoy discusses his leap from DIY digital publishing to conventional print publishing. In the piece, he describes how his original submission of his novel as an iPhone App was rejected on the grounds of censorship. After some pruning of “F-bombs” from the novel, it was accepted. Apple’s Steve Jobs has been quoted …

My Novel: There’s An App for That!

In English Language by Guest Contributor

*+-By David Carnoy • David Carnoy, executive editor at CNET.com, originally released his mystery/thriller Knife Music as an iPhone app, which was first rejected on grounds of obscenity. It eventually went on to sell 30,000 copies as e-books for the Kindle and Sony Reader, and paperbacks from Amazon’s BookSurge. • The book’s success attracted the attention of Peter Mayer at …