Posted by: Steven Harris | May 14, 2008

Publisher Catalogs: HISTORY?

There is an AP news story out there about HarperCollins ceasing the printing of seasonal book catalogs. The prediction is that other publishers will (perhaps slowly) follow suit. My god, man! How will librarians know what to buy?? He He He

Well, there are many ways to keep up on publishing activities without leafing through the old dead-tree format catalog. Most book vendors now have many ways to create notifications and reports of new books. The publishers themselves offer oodles of RSS feeds by imprint and subject. It is handy and relaxing to slink off to a remote location with the Penguin catalog in tow for few minutes of browsing. But it’s not the only way to find out about new books.


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