Posts Tagged: books

Cyber Summit 2018: How to Fix the Future

Andrew Keen was the keynote speaker on the first day of the Cyber Summit last month, an annual technology conference organized by Cybera. They were gracious enough to host me this year as a guest. The theme for 2018’s event was “Mind the Gap: Surviving (and Thriving) in the Age of Disruption”. That’s exactly where… Reads more »

Tuition is not the problem, books are!

On Friday, the Board of Governors at the University of Alberta approved a 4.6% increase in tuition fees. That translates to an extra $215.55 for general arts and science students. Of course the decision made the local news and predictably the segments focused on the extra burden this places on students. But more than teaching… Reads more »

Use podcasting to get your book published

Interesting piece in the New York Times yesterday about authors using podcasting to get noticed and ultimately, to get their books published. Podiobooks.com founder Evo Terra was interviewed for the article: “Compared to audiobooks these authors break every rule in the business, including using sound effects,” Mr. Terra said. The podcast books also use music… Reads more »

Murdoch Cancels O.J. Simpson Book & TV Special

Besides providing fodder for the late night television shows, nothing good could have come from the book by O.J. Simpson, titled “If I Did It”, nor from the related television show that was to air on Fox. Faced with incredible outrage over the project, News Corporation chairman Rupert Murdoch announced today that both book and… Reads more »

Da Vinci Code Lawsuit Conspiracy Theory?

As you may have heard at some point in the last few weeks, “The Da Vinci Code” author Dan Brown was sued by fellow authors Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh, who wrote “Holy Blood, Holy Grail”. The two asserted that Brown had violated copyright by taking elements from their book and using it in his… Reads more »