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The New York Times: Print Wikipedia Project Reaches Final Entry

TUE, JUL 14, 2015 09:51 EST

Print Wikipedia , an effort to envision all of English-language Wikipedia as an old-fashioned dead-tree reference set, reached its conclusion just before 10 p.m. on Sunday when a handful of people gathered at a Lower East Side art gallery to watch the last of 7,600 volumes upload to the print-on-demand Web site Lulu.com — exactly 24 days, 3 hours and 18 minutes after the process began.

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Artist Michael Mandiberg Presents Print Wikipedia in New York City

THU, JUN 25, 2015 09:00 EST

Mandiberg Transforms the World’s Largest Collection of Knowledge into Books for Print-On-Demand

Michael Mandiberg announced the unveiling of Print Wikipedia in the exhibition From Aaaaa! to ZZZap! , which runs June 18 to July 2, 2015 at Denny Gallery . Continue reading “Artist Michael Mandiberg Presents Print Wikipedia in New York City”

The New York Times: Moving Wikipedia From Computer to Many, Many Bookshelves

WED, JUN 17, 2015 10:16 EST

The Wikipedia entry for “quixoticism” runs only about 255 words. But if anyone could argue for a personal mention, it might be Michael Mandiberg .

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Artist Michael Mandiberg Spent 24 Days Turning Wikipedia into Books

TUE, JUL 14, 2015 09:49 EST

World’s Largest Body of Knowledge is Available as Print-On-Demand Books

In June, artist Michael Mandiberg unveiled Print Wikipedia in the exhibition From Aaaaa! to ZZZap! , which ran a total of 24 days, 3 hours and 18 minutes from June 18 to July 11, at Denny Gallery in New York City. Mandiberg wrote software that transformed the entirety of the English Wikipedia database into thousands of print ready PDFs, complete with covers.

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European CEO: Authors of their own destiny: writers shun the ‘big five’ publishers

MON, JUN 01, 2015 21:42 EST

Digital books turned the industry upside down, but the revolution hasn’t stopped yet. There’s more change to come, and it could make traditional publishing houses tremble

Still reeling from the colossal impact that e-books have had on traditional publishing, the ‘big five’ (Penguin Random House, Macmillan, HarperCollins, Hachette, and Simon & Schuster), as well as the army of smaller firms that follow in their shadows, have taken another significant blow. Continue reading “European CEO: Authors of their own destiny: writers shun the ‘big five’ publishers”

Retail Merchandiser: Crayola

MON, JUN 01, 2015 13:48 EST

Practically everybody remembers his or her first box of Crayola crayons. The classic green and gold box has been a school supply staple for generations. In many cases, people can recall the name of their favorite color – purple mountains’ majesty, tickle me pink or macaroni and cheese, for example.

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Publishers Weekly: Best of Both Worlds

MON, MAY 18, 2015 09:43 EST

The line between traditional and self-publishing is blurring, and this is good news for authors willing to seize a new opportunity. That is one of the major themes of this year’s uPublishU at BookExpo America, the indie publishing show held at New York City’s Javits Center on Saturday, May 30.

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Indie Reader: Four Indie Books that Began as Blogs

WED, APR 29, 2015 10:59 EST

It used to be that blogs were mostly mundane places for writing down what you’ve done that day. But today, many blogs are increasingly smart, interesting places that we turn to for great content. It makes sense, then, for authors to consider collecting their best posts into a book.

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edplay: Arts & Crafts for Kids Loom Large

TUE, MAR 24, 2015 09:19 EST

A perfect storm created by the convergence of the Maker Movement, Upcycling, DIY, the debate over art in schools and STEAM has resulted in a rising number of high-quality, creativity-boosting products for kids. Here are some of the arts & crafts kits, tools, materials and vendors we spotted at Toy Fair.

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