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Saturday, June 25, 2016

What Brexit Means for Book Publishing

What Brexit Means for Book Publishing

  • In the wake of Brexit, Publisher’s Weekly has early thoughts on the implications for book publishing. It ain’t pretty.
  • And Publisher’s Lunch has a more fine-grained analysis
    behind their paywall, if you’re a member. They specifically note that
    “the issue of English-language rights for continental Europe will once
    again become contentious.” In other words, with the UK out of the EU, US
    publishers may try to seize this opportunity to distribute US editions
    of their books throughout Europe, rather than leaving European sales
    territory exclusive to the UK.
  • At the Atlantic, Emily Anderson discusses the emotional restraint of the Little House books. Remember when Ma scolded Laura for slamming the door because that was “wooden swearing?”
Instead of following Oprah or Sheryl Sandberg, I have—for better and worse—heeded the stoic wisdom of Wilder, who writes in Little Town on the Prairie that
“grown-up people must never let feelings be shown by voice or manner.”
In other words: I’m passive-aggressive, I secretly pursue my own agenda,
and—the greatest of self-care sins—I hide my feelings.


Saturday, June 11, 2016

The period is dead | discuss on https://www.linkedin.com/groups/130689

DANTE RAMOS
The period is dead - but so what?

The New York Times says periods at the ends of sentences are going out of style Don’t worry about it

Times correspondent Dan Bilefsky described how the “barrage of instant messaging that has become synonymous with the digital age” is steadingly altering the way English is written

Consider the practice of typing two spaces after a period — a rule that millions of baby boomers and Gen Xers, including me, learned in school.

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Landa Announces Industry’s Highest Speed Digital Press for High Quality Publishing Market - WhatTheyThink

Landa Announces Industry’s Highest Speed Digital Press for High Quality Publishing Market - WhatTheyThink: Landa Announces Industry’s Highest Speed Digital Press for High Quality Publishing Market

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Press release from the issuing company

Twin-Engine Landa W10P web press for magazines and journals produces over two million magazine pages per 8-hour shift

Dusseldorf, Germany – Landa has announced the Landa W10P Nanographic Printing® Press for high quality publishing applications such as magazines, journals, catalogs and direct mail. The meter-wide (41 in.) two-sided web press has twin printing engines, each with 4-8 colors.

The Landa W10P press prints on virtually any coated or uncoated paper stock, ranging in weight from 30 gsm to cardstock. Since Nanographic Printing creates zero strikethrough, the press produces magazine-quality printing even on the lightest - and cheapest - uncoated papers. Running at 200 meters/minute, it can print over two million magazine pages per 8-hour shift.

“Fourteen years of nanotechnology research has enabled us to make tremendous breakthroughs in the quality, speed and cost of digital printing. The Landa W10P Nanographic Printing® Press is up to 24 times faster than any other commercial quality digital press and can print more than two million magazine pages in a single 8-hour shift,” says Landa Chairman, Benny Landa. “The Landa W10P is a technology platform that will help drive business growth and publisher profitability.”

Nanography® will enable our customers to move their mainstream journal and magazine publishing, catalogs and direct mail pages from offset to digital, for a reduced total cost of ownership (TCO) and improved margins. Magazine and journal publishers will leverage the technology’s benefits to offer more versatile products and attractive business models. The Landa W10P press will start shipping to customers in late 2017 and will not be shown at Drupa 2016.

Throughout Drupa 2016, Landa will conduct live demonstrations of its sheetfed and webfed Nanographic Printing® Presses, including the Landa S10 for folding carton and POP, the Landa S10P perfecting press for commercial printing and the Landa W10 for flexible packaging. Landa will also be demonstrating its newest technology, Nano-Metallography®, a zero-waste metallization process that will halve the cost of metallized printing.

Thursday, June 02, 2016

IVAN HOFFMAN, B.A., J.D. Attorney At Law, Publishing and Writing Law

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1966-2016 | The Last Hot-Type Printer Puts Down His Tools - The New York Times

1966-2016 | The Last Hot-Type Printer Puts Down His Tools - The New York Times: 1966-2016 | The Last Hot-Type Printer Puts Down His Tools

By DAVID W. DUNLAPJUNE 2, 2016
Continue reading the main story In this piece, David W. Dunlap, a metro reporter, looks back at the 50-year career of Rudolph Stocker.
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Linotype operators working on the issue of July 2, 1978, the last New York Times to be set in molten lead. Credit Carl Schlesinger Archive

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Facebook’s new DeepText AI categorizes everything you write | TechCrunch

Facebook’s new DeepText AI categorizes everything you write | TechCrunch: Facebook’s newest artificial intelligence system called “DeepText”. 400,000 new stories and 125,000 comments on public posts are shared every minute on Facebook. DeepText will help Facebook analyze several thousand per second across 20 languages with near-human accuracy.