Digital Writing and Pedagogy: How Do We Teach, What Do We Teach by Matt Hayler

I was lucky enough today to speak at a conference on Teaching Digital Writing, run by the Higher Education Academy’s English Subject Centre. What follows is that talk in full, and it draws on a number of concerns which are central to this blog: the implications of digitisation, the resistance to digital books, and the […]

The real agenda of Apple’s ebook partners: death to ebooks by Aaron Pressman

The head of one of the big book publishers, Macmillan CEO John Sargent Jr., is out with an “open” letter about his dispute with Amazon over the pricing and timing of electronic books. It’s telling that this “open” ebook letter wasn’t released publicly and isn’t directed towards readers, book lovers and customers. It was placed […]

Your Library and the Ebook Format Wars—A Good Change? by Tony Bandy

I noticed that in the stories following CES this year, lots of media outlets were amazed at the sheer quantities of e-readers, tablets and other media devices on parade. Library Journal,, also noted this but mentioned as well new companies such as COPIA,, and Blio,, which are advocating new methods and […]