Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Medium is the Message

I finally dug up a David Brooks editorial that inspired me to create this blog.  In summary, he points to research that:

". . . illustrates the tremendous power of books. We already knew, from research in 27 countries, that kids who grow up in a home with 500 books stay in school longer and do better. This new study suggests that introducing books into homes that may not have them also produces significant educational gains."

You can read the entire editorial here.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Small Presses Take Brooklyn

This is an amazing video from the New York Times talking about small presses that are thriving in Brooklyn, each using a unique combination of traditional publishing technologies and digital technologies.

http://www.nytimes.com/video/2012/09/25/business/100000001803210/small-presses-take-brooklyn.html?smid=pl-share