Is Pamphleteering and “Long Form” Publishing the Hot New Trend?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Today’s feature discusses Stéphane Hessel, France’s 93-year old publishing phenomenon and the success of his 14-page political essay, Indignez vous! (Time for Outrage!). The book is just one example of a larger trends toward publishing short — in fact much shorter — works and selling them online. You might call it the resurrection of pamphleteering. Ironically, online, …

From Pages Read to Minutes Spent: Rethinking How We Quantify Reading

In Guest Contributors & Editorial by Guest Contributor

By Todd Sattersten Amazon launched Kindle Singles last week. These original works of 10,000 to 30,000 words are designed to fill the space between an essay and book. At the same time, TED, the popular conference organization, launched TED Books as a publishing imprint using the Singles program. Director Chris Anderson stated what he sees as the problem: “Busy people …