New books from old

From 3:AM, Max Dunbar on The Great Underground Myth: Why self publishing doesn’t work (and a response). New books from old, turning classics into comics: Graphic novel adaptations of classic and contemporary prose works have surged in the past few years. Rich Cohen on what to wear to sell a book. From THES, free, immediate and permanently available research results for all — that's what the open-access campaigners want — unsurprisingly, the subscription publishers disagree; and books are essential tools of the scholarly trade, but Matthew Reisz meets some people whose relationship with texts goes beyond close reading. Steve Haber on how the death of print doesn't have to mean the death of publishing. Steal these books: At independent bookstores, thieves are more likely to be following Abbie Hoffman than the Ten Commandments (and more). The 2110 Club: What books published in the past 10 to 15 years might still be read a century from now? Google versus Publishers, the Sequel: Can’t everyone just get along? Apparently not, and here’s why. The literate burglar: Allison Hoover Bartlett on the curious psyche of a rare-book thief. As books go beyond printed page to multisensory experience, what about reading? Long thought lost to ruthless commercialism, some recent publishing triumphs suggest editors could be making a welcome comeback. Biblio Tech: The public library takes browsing back from Chapters. From Spotify to Bookify: How playlists could revolutionize the books market. A study finds rumors of written-word death have been greatly exaggerated.