Tip of the Quill: A Journal

Category Archives: Publishing

NYT on digital publishing.

Interesting piece in today’s New York Times (free subscription required, yadda yadda yadda): Digital Publishing Is Scrambling the Industry’s Rules. Nothing too terribly astonishing here, except for perhaps the exclusion of the otherwise ubiquitous Cory Doctorow – but there are some funny bits: Mr. Chandra, a former computer programmer who already reads e-books downloaded to […]


Publisher-driven advertising?

There’s a fascinating article in the January MIT Technology Review called “A New Idea for Publishing“, in which John Battelle suggests a system by which publishers can pick and choose from an array of advertisers. Definitely worth future research.


Inkblots job offerings. Kinda.

If you’re a friend of mine who reads this weblog and has some time and initiative, I’m rapidly coming to realize that I simply can’t run the new Inkblots as a one-person shop. If you want to join our new rapidly-forming editorial board, email me with a pitch – your would-be job title and description. […]


The physics of online literature.

From the MIT Technology Review: Physics Model Predicts Book Sales. This is a little bizarre, but it makes perfect sense, considering things like The Virtual Book Tour, which had its sixth outing while I was away. Hey, Kevin – jump on this.


Kottke on webzines.

I’m a little disappointed that Inkblots didn’t make the list, but given our current erratic publishing schedule, maybe people think we’re dead, and thus didn’t mention us on this thread about web magazines at kottke.org. Posted more for my own reference in the future, but there’s a bunch of possibilities on that list.


This sounds familiar.

Tod Lippy is the one-man magazine force behind Esopus, as described in