Disseminating Information versus the Protection of Copyright

Publishers often fall in a contradictory spot when it comes to copyright law. On one level, a publisher’s job is to help disseminate information—to make widely available and to promote a particular set of texts that it deems of importance or interest to its varying audiences. But on another level, a publisher also aims to…

How Book Production Could Be Faster and Why It Usually Isn’t

Authors, once they’ve managed to complete their book, which often takes years, often want the published version within a few months of the time they turn it over to the publisher. Readers, anticipating a new volume of their favorite author’s work or wanting the latest information on some hot-breaking story, often want a book as…