James Patterson Inc.: Jonathan Mahler on how a genre writer has transformed book publishing. Are books a charity case?: The Times of London reveals an unsettling truth of literary culture — It's insulated from the marketplace. From TNR, a review of The Case for Books: Past, Present, and Future by Robert Darnton (and more). A review of The Late Age of Print: Everyday Book Culture from Consumerism to Control by Ted Striphas. A review of A Better Pencil: Readers, Writers, and the Digital Revolution by Dennis Baron. The future of e-books is one of the most contentious subjects in technology at the moment. Confessions of a Book Pirate: Who are the people downloading these books, how are they doing it, and where is it happening? Meet the iPad, and all of its ready-made competition. A look at 5 ways the Apple iPad could change e-books and the war over e-pricing (and more and more and more and more on "what book lovers need to know") and six industries Apple's Tablet could shake up. Will Apple’s iPad make Kindles as obsolete as books? (and more) Technology is not the sworn enemy of literature; still, the collision of technology and literature in this case may well prove explosive. How will digital technologies change our culture in the years to come?: A series on learning and literacy in the digital age, including Nicholas Carr on why how we read matters. Clive Thompson |inprint/01605/5004|reviews| Always On: Language in an Online and Mobile World by Naomi Baron and Txtng: the gr8 db8_ by David Crystal. Does Google Book Search destroy culture? Chris Thompson investigates. For the love of culture: Lawrence Lessig on Google, copyright, and our future.