Gorgeous New Posters From an Abandoned London Printing Press

The folks at Faber & Faber, an independent publishing house in London since 1929, recently found a forgotten hand press in their archives. Read More >>

Peter Higgs Says He Would Never Make it in Science Today

Peter Higgs, who proposed the existence of what would be dubbed the Higgs Boson, says that he wouldn't cut it if he were entering academic science today. Keep in mind that this dude won a Nobel Prize for physics a few months ago. Read More >>

An Algorithmic Newspaper Published For Just One Coffee Shop in London

Perhaps the future of newspapers is all about local distribution—very local distribution, as in a whole newspaper printed for just one coffeeshop in London. The Newspaper Club has teamed up with the The Guardian to launch what they call an "algorithmic newspaper," published only for one location, its content mathematically harvested according to level of interest from the The Guardian's weekly coverage. How does that work, exactly? Read More >>

Google Wins the Right to Keep Scanning Millions of Books for Free

Nearly a decade after it started, the lawsuit between the Authors' Guild and Google over its book-scanning program has been thrown out. This means that Google can keep digitising millions of books for free distribution, and more importantly, that fair use is in the public's best interest. Read More >>

Google UK (Sort of) Launches Magazine Sales on Google Play

Users idly browsing Google's Android Play app this morning saw a link to digital version of T3 magazine listed on the front page, with links inside its listing letting mag buyers view a decent list of other UK magazines. But you can't buy them yet. Read More >>

Online Book Reviews Are Even Less Reliable Than You Thought

Skeptical of a little e-book you've never heard of that has 28 five-star reviews on Amazon? You should be. Turns out in many cases, the authors are paying for reviews. Read More >>

Desperate Dan Leaves the Physical Plane as Dandy Goes Digital

The tatty magazine rack in your local WHSmith is about to lose one of its longest-serving titles, with publisher DC Thompson chopping the print version of the Dandy in favour of an all-new entirely digital copy of the comic that'll appear online instead. Read More >>

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Microsoft Fixes WP App-Publishing Black Hole Glitch

The bizarre glitch that saw Microsoft break/suspend the publishing of new apps on its Marketplace has been fixed, with MS mending the digital certificate problem that was causing the WP app store to appear even more barren than usual. It'll take "a day or two" for the updated code to fully deploy and for new apps to appear again for those hit by the lockout. [Windows Team Blog] Read More >>

Disappearing-Ink Books Motivate Lazy Readers to Finish Fast

A new anthology of Latin authors, forthcoming from the Argentinean publishers Eterna Cadencia, is being printed in such a way that each book practically demands its readers full attention and investment. Read More >>

Smell What it's Like Outside With 'Scratch & Sniff' Gardeners' World Magazine

The next issue of Gardners' World Magazine will give housebound vegetation fans the chance to get a real whiff of the outdoors, thanks to featuring an equally horrifying and interesting "Scratch & Sniff" front cover, plus a mystery smell inside. Read More >>

British Library Launches Online Archive of 19th Century UK Newspapers

Local newspapers from around the year 1800 onwards have been digitised and stuck online by the British Newspaper Archive, taking us back to the days when front pages were heavier on the text than celebrity gusset photographs. Read More >>

The Amazon Tablet Will Be Filled With Magazines, So Many Magazines, Magazines Everywhere

Magazine publishers tripped over themselves to get on the iPad, because they thought they could sell you pretty things like this to revive their depressed print business, but then Apple was kind of a dick about it, and even though Apple took it all back, magazine publishers are still totally leery about being completely beholden to Apple for tablet moneys—but all of the Android tablets suck so nobody is buying them, leaving the publishers with not a lot of places to go, but hey Amazon's tablet looks like it might be okay, so now three of the big publishers are on board with it—Conde Nast, Hearst and Meredith—but not Time, at least not yet (or Bonnier). Read More >>


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