Last Year on PP: Germany’s Answer to Google, Irish Pub News, Kindle Still “Good Enough”

In Ed's Perspective by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka A year ago this week, we covered the… launch of the DDB, the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek (DDB) — the German Digital Library — which planned to connect the databases of 30,000 German cultural and academic organizations and create an Internet portal that would be available to all German citizens. In November and again in mid-December, the DDB announced …

How Can New Niche Micropublishers Compete with Large Established Publishers?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka In today’s lead story Eoin Purcell discusses launching “The Irish Story” — an online community focused on Irish History — and its first publication, John Dorney’s The Story of the Easter Rising 1916. One of the things Purcell is doing is competing with the large, established publishers — such as Penguin Ireland and Oxford University Press — who …

My “Irish Story”: On Launching an Online Community and Micropublisher from Scratch

In Guest Contributors by Guest Contributor

• A lot of people talk about taking the power of “community” and leveraging that into a publishing brand, but few do it. • Eoin Purcell of Dublin, Ireland discusses his achievements in launching “The Irish Story,” a community web site about Irish History and publishing John Dorney’s The Story of the Easter Rising 1916. Editorial by Eoin Purcell DUBLIN: …

More Hipster T-Shirt Designs in our Store!

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson We are pleased to bring you two more fabulous t-shirt designs from our New York office, both available in men’s and women’s styles. A few days ago, Erin Cox gave us some “Proof That Brooklyn Rocks the Literary World“. We couldn’t resist coming up with a design based on this argument, so if you believe that Brooklyn …