Your opinion counts: SAS eBooks

We just returned from O’Reilly’s Tools of Change conference with renewed excitement around ideas for SAS Press projects! The Tools of Change conference provides a forum through which publishers, authors, and publishing services organizations discuss issues and ideas around transforming the publishing industry from being primarily print-focused to delivering content […]

eBooks, eBooks, eBooks

More than 1,000 attendees from all facets of the Publishing industry gathered in New York in January for the 2012 Digital Book World Conference.  Not surprisingly, the topic of eBooks and their impact on the industry was a focal point of the three day event. Many of the presentations, the […]

Simple to complex–this small free eBook can help you!

I recently experienced one of life’s precious moments. My 9 year old granddaughter coaxed me up a tree. She loves to climb trees and she wanted Gma to experience the joy she felt when high above the earth. I recall as a child loving to climb trees. Life seemed so […]

From triptych to eBooks

Summer is moving along too fast this year. I haven’t read nearly as many books as I had planned but last week I finished Triptych by Karin Slaughter (a good read). After finishing the book I looked up the meaning of the word ‘triptych’ and the first definition was a […]

BEA Report: Day Two

During his presentation at Book Expo 2011 (BEA) yesterday, Michael Norris, from Simba Information, declared "the print book will not die - you can write my name by that statement." Forty-eight percent of Americans did not buy a book last year. That is an audience we need to reach. New […]

Where is the SAS Press $9.99 eBook?

I’m an avid reader and was not happy when ebook prices went from $3-4 to $9-12. However, being in publishing at SAS, I realize a book is priced based on its value and not the format. Shifting the cost from paper to digital is not as easy as you might […]

Holy batman, there are still bookmobiles

On this morning’s commute, I spotted the first bookmobile that I’ve seen in years. I don’t have children or any reason to actively look for bookmobiles—but was pleasantly surprised to see one. Besides reminding me of long summer days when school was out, the bookmobile was the only way to […]

Books, Technology, and Authors: Day 2 at Tools of Change Conference

Contributed by SAS Publishing's Sandy Varner, Julie M. Platt, Mary Beth Steinbach, and Shelly Goodin Tuesday, February 15 Sandy Varner Being at the O'Reilly Tools of Change conference allows me to step away from the day-to-day work at SAS Publishing and take the 20,000 foot perspective of the publishing industry. […]

No Kindle Required!

I LOVE to read. Six months ago, it was “bah humbug” for me when it came to eBooks. I want my print books! Then I got the Apple iPhone for Christmas and whoa, now I love reading online. Have you tried it yet? SAS Publishing Operations is working with the […]