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Kill Your Darlings ebooks are just what your ereader was looking for

ebook users rejoice! All 2012 issues of Kill Your Darlings are available for purchase via Amazon, Booki.sh and KOBO. Need a refresher? Take a stroll through this year’s issues and see the brilliant writers featured in 2012: No. 8, No. 9, No. 10, No. 11. We’ve also … Read more »

‘A staggeringly high level of quality content’: e-books, DRM and the pitfalls of conventional wisdom

I recently talked with editor and publisher Zoe Dattner, who has worked in the publishing industry for more than 10 years. She began her career in the marketing department at Macmillan before quitting in 2003 to co-found small publishing company Sleepers, one of the initiating presses that … Read more »

‘Objectifying objects’: pre-emptive nostalgia and books

Here we are in the middle of one of the most significant communication technology revolutions since the development of the printing press – and it seems we are enchanted with the past. I’m not talking about Downton Abbey or Mad Men, although they do evince the trend. … Read more »

Counting down the days to Kill Your Darlings online…

You may have heard around the traps that Kill Your Darlings will soon be available online and as an e-book. Well, it’s true! We are extremely excited about this progression, and we will be launching these new formats very soon. Don’t worry – you’ll still be able … Read more »

‘What did you think?’: How e-readers will affect bookish conversations

I’ve finally bitten the bullet: I now have a digital reading device. The latest metal-and-plastic addition to my life has given me a few interesting days (heavenly: bookshop browsing from my bed; hellish: e-store account proliferation and administration). I haven’t had the chance yet to be very … Read more »

The Sad Fate of the Second-hand Bookshop

The lead essay of Kill Your Darlings Issue Five, by Bookseller+Publisher editor-in-chief Matthia Dempsey, considers how online book buying is affecting brick-and-mortar bookshops. Here, Amy Roil casts her mind to the beloved institution of the second-hand bookshop. People watching me scurry past my local second-hand bookshop, hands … Read more »