Archive | March, 2011

BTB #222: Ready to Read

In his Paris office overlooking Blvd. St.-Germain-des-Pres, Fabrice Piault, vice editor-in-chief for Livres Hebdo, sees a French publishing industry set to change its look. Even while the new digital fashion is turning heads, though, how good is the fit? “Maybe you would have asked me the same question one or two years ago, I would […]

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Unraveling The Rejection

CCC’s Google Book Settlement Webinar series continues: As you very likely know, on March 22, Judge Chin issued his long awaited opinion in the Google Book Search settlement proceedings, rejecting the Amended Settlement Agreement (ASA) proposed by the Authors Guild, AAP and Google. On Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 12:00pm EST, join copyright expert Lois Wasoff […]

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BTB #221: Information For Innovation

A discussion with Martha Anderson, director of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program for the Library of Congress, recording while attending the annual NFAIS Conference in Philadelphia. Anderson tells CCC’s Chris Kenneally about her efforts to collect all manner of digital content, from Twitter tweets to amateur videos. “I think the real value […]

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BTB #220: Laugh & Learn

On April 4th in New York City, the annual Publishing Business Conference & Expo gets a kick and a kick-off with a keynote address from Steve Hannah, CEO of The Onion, who promises a behind-the-scenes look at his publication’s cross-media growth, its recent print-licensing partnerships, and recently launched TV shows, as well as its plans […]

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BTB #219: Skills for Scholars

Today, we partner with the Text & Academic Authors Association (TAA), to present, “Fine-Tuning Your Work,” recorded at the 2010 TAA Conference, and featuring publishing industry consultant Laura Poole of Archer Editorial Services on “Writing, Editing & Publication Preparation Skills for Scholarly Authors.” http://media.blubrry.com/beyond_the_book/p/beyondthebookcast.com/wp-podcasts/SkillsForScholars.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Stitcher

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BTB #218: Tips For E-Book Success

A first-hand report on the e-book revolution from Angela James, executive editor of Carina Press, the “digital first” imprint from Harlequin. A prolific blogger, James is leading the charge to create a business model for e-books in trade publishing. “Avoid thinking of it as immediate return. Yes, it’s digital. Things happen much more quickly. But […]

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BTB #217: The Second Web

Yesterday, to close out the NFAIS 2011 Conference, John Blossom gave the Final Keynote, presenting his thesis of a “Second Web,” a Web that moves beyond the digital and virtual toward a Web that “Works Like the World.” The founder of Shore Communications and author of “Content Nation,” Blossom sees this Second Web – the […]

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