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Plot twists in Ann Arbor's publishing scene
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Like the rest of the nation, Ann Arbor's publishing industry has undergone quite a bit of upheaval. The rise of e-readers and print-on-demand has presented both challenges and opportunities. Still, there is an active and even innovative local book scene, filled with readers, writers and publishers.
Creating Female Characters That Pop
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Samurai bike messengers aren't just for the bros. Actually, as created by Pop Post, they're meant to show girls that they can be as heroic as any 'ol boy. This Ann Arbor-based entertainment company is dedicated to creating e-books and mobile games that disrupt the popular narrative that girls need to be saved.
OpEd: How Companies Can Perk Up Their Work Cultures
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
If your company is a place where people love to come to work every day, chances are it will prosper both culturally and economically. But how to get there? Rich Sheridan, president of Menlo Innovations and author of
discusses Ann Arbor's cultural terroir and how your company can promote a better workplace.
Cool Jobs: Bruce Worden, Science Illustrator/Comic Book Creator
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
What do salamanders, blood cells, Keith Moon and zombies have in common? They are all creative fuel for local artist Bruce Worden. A U-M grad who's decided to raise his family here, Worden is inventive and civic-minded - exactly the kind of young professional Ann Arbor says it wants to keep around. He's also got strong opinions about where Ann Arbor is heading.
Guest Bloggers: Hilary & Mike Gustafson
HIlary & Mike Gustafson
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Despite e-publishing, the Kindle will never take the space of the downtown indie bookseller. Literati Bookstore co-owners Hilary & Mike Gustafson write on how their shop straddles the digital divide while still making an imprint on the Ann Arbor community.
Publishing / Printing Blogs
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
It has been said that you should write to be understood. Dan Wickett, executive director and publisher of Dzanc Books, an independent press and literary advocate, offers up resources for those tangled in the oft-solitary pursuit of creative writing, and speaks to how writers impact our economic, social, and cultural issues.
Gene Alloway, Robin Agnew, & Bill Castanier
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
"The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read,"
. Add the organizers of Kerrytown's Bookfest to this week's list of recommended reads. Gene Alloway, Robin Agnew, and Bill Castanier will survey Ann Arbor's literary and book arts community and the city's book shop culture.
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Thomson Reuters expands, to add 300 jobs over five years
NY Times reviews musical inspired by Ann Arbor's Davy Rothbart
Source: The New York Times
HomeGrown Festival kicks off September Bookfest
Source: Home Grown Festival
Ann Arbor historic architecture captured in new book
Source: a2 modern
Ypsilanti Library gets graphic novel grant
Source: Ypsilanti Courier
Awesome Mitten features A2 creatives Natalie Burg & Mike Vial
Source: Awesome Mitten
Cherry Lake Publishing, Sleeping Bear Press flourish in Ann Arbor
Source: Detroit Free Press
Local teens select Best American Nonrequired Reading for 2012
Source: The Michigan Daily
At 63 years, bookbinder is U-M's longest-serving staff member
Source: USA Today
Orphan books may finally find a home, readers & researchers win
Source: Library Journal.com
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Thomson-Shore smooths out acquisition to grow
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Thomson-Shore adds 20 people in Dexter
MGoBlog hires 4 team members as it expands U-M coverage
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Edwards Brothers expands staff with new partnerships
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