exploring Google eBook pricing

Updates below (added images in post, link to tweet in middle, new links at bottom) And more updates! Check out the comments for a generous response from @bookavore with useful context for how pricing works. So, as you surely know, Google has finally opened their eBook venture, selling e-books (to use a variant spelling that […]

reading blanks

A while back, Whitney Trettien posted about a reference she’d come across to an intriguing book called “The First of April: a blank poem in commendation of the suppos’d author of a poem lately publish’d, call’d Ridotto, or, Downfal of masquerades.” Whitney wasn’t able to see the work itself–the¬†ESTC record lists copies only at NYU […]

DIY newsbook

No, I don’t mean it’s time to write your own news sheet newsbook. It’s time to fold your ownnewsbook! Why would you want to do this? Well, for one thing, it’s a handy way to understand and demonstrate to others the general principle of early modern format: multiple pages are printed onto a single sheet […]