Monthly Archives: February 2016

Designing a eBook Cover

Emily Hill ’18, guest blogger This week I wanted to talk about the process I went through for developing a cover for our eBook in the Winter Term class ENG 311 Publishing. I never really considered the importance of visual rhetoric before this assignment. Originally, I did research on books with the same topic. One of our textbooks for class, … Continue Reading

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Print Text isn’t Going Anywhere

Cadence Dingler ’16, guest blogger For the past 3 weeks, AKA the entirety of our short time here in ENG 311 Publishing  this Winter Term, our class has read about and discussed nearly 1,000 years of book history and publishing as a whole. A resounding theme we talked and read about was the fate of print books now that eBooks … Continue Reading

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Scrum Boards for Organization

Kelley Dodge ’16, guest blogger While the pictures on the left may seem like a jumbled mess of sticky notes, I have found the Scrum Board to be a great way to organize project management. Throughout Winter Term, my ENG Publishing class has been using a Scrum Board to monitor the progress of our long-term project – writing and publishing … Continue Reading

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Is Print Dying like Blockbuster?

Emily Hill ’18, guest blogger We have been conducting several class discussions in ENG 311 Publishing about how eBooks are affecting the print industry. In our most recent assignment, we were asked to read I Economist essay, “From Papyrus to Pixels” which was as an eBook. I couldn’t help but recollect a different media platform transformation. Advancements in technology have … Continue Reading

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Banned Books Then and Now

Guest post by Soula Kosti ’18 In our Publishing class this week we watched a few scenes of the movie The Name of the Rose, based on the book of the same title by Umberto Eco. This movie is based on a book by Umberto Eco with the same name that was first published in 1980. You can find a … Continue Reading

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The Spread of Information

Guest Post by Kelley Dodge ’16 One of the most pivotal time periods for print culture was the Industrial Revolution, where a boom in business demanded innovations in the printing industry. The mechanization of printing allowed for more work to be published more quickly, and an expanded transportation network facilitated greater distribution of this work. This allowed for a much … Continue Reading

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