Archive | March, 2009

BTB #89: Is Print Dead?

Of course, the answer is, “It depends who you ask.” At the recent Publishing Business Conference, Caroline Vanderlip of SharedBook asked the very question in her keynote address. “Ultimately what’s important is the content itself,” said the POD-provider CEO, “and that a broad audience exists for that content who will want to consume it in […]

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CCC and PSP present: Copyright for Today’s Publishing Environment

Join CCC and AAP’s Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division for a live event providing an overview of fundamental copyright concepts, with a focus on the concerns and controversies primary to the publishing industry in today’s dynamic, digital environment. . The session will take place on May 6th, in New York City and May 7th in […]

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BTB #88: Authors, Seize the Information!

FiledbyAuthor co-founder Peter Clifton reminds authors, “Once information is posted on the Web, it is largely difficult to control. We wanted to put some of that control in the author’s hands, so that they could determine what they wanted readers, the media and others to know about them.” The new comprehensive online directory of authors […]

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BTB #87: Copyright/Copywrong in Image Licensing

Are you a photographer, photo editor, art buyer, art director or designer? Do you sell or license imagery? Nancy E. Wolff, counsel to PACA and an expert in the area of image licensing and the law, examines actual case studies on the complexities of copyright. This interview with Chris Kenneally previews her upcoming appearance on […]

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BTB #86: Time For ‘Creative Procrastination’

Prof. Susan Robison, creator of the “Professor Destressor” workshops, tells Chris Kenneally to “give up managing time, we can’t do it anyway – learn to manage task, energy, and attention.” Robison joins TAA members this June at the group’s annual conference and TAA’s Kim Pawlak gives a program preview. http://media.blubrry.com/beyond_the_book/p/www.beyondthebookcast.com/wp-podcasts/RobisonPawlakPodcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | […]

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BTB #85: For Small Publishers, Good Marketing Is Hard to Find

But look no further than the IBPA, which is set to launch an ambitious new membership drive. “These times demand publishers work smarter and work more efficiently when producing and marketing their titles,” notes Frank Gromling of Ocean Publishing, who is heading up the effort. http://media.blubrry.com/beyond_the_book/p/www.beyondthebookcast.com/wp-podcasts/GromlingPodcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android […]

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BTB #84: Why Metadata Makes or Breaks Digital Nature Photos

“To begin with, [including metadata is] about copyright — it’s such a basic issue,” says Susan McElhinney, photo editor for National Wildlife Federation’s Ranger Rick pub. In a conversation at the annual NANPA summit, she tells Chris Kenneally, “people used to cram tons of information on a little, tiny slide mount. Now they could write […]

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