Archive | June, 2012

The Week Ahead 06.29.12

In Anaheim this week, the gathered members of the American Library Association conference heard why libraries may be more important than ever, even in the throes of the digital publishing revolution. But what the librarians think – and what they think the publishers think – is that the two sides are headed for a showdown. […]

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BTB #303: Educational Publishing In Russia, a BEA Global Forum

Earlier this month at BookExpo America 2012, the day-long Global Market Forum examined Russian publishing trends, including for educational publishing. A pair of Moscow-based publishers joined two Americans for a frank and lively discussion, moderated by CCC’s Chris Kenneally. The panelists were Dmitry Bak, Vice Rector for Research at the Russian State University for the […]

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The Week Ahead 06.22.12

Billed as the world’s largest event for the library community, the American Library Association conference underway in Anaheim features appearances from the likes of Dan Rather and Gaby Rodriguez – he, the famous news anchor; she, the 17-year-old trickster who staged her own pregnancy. The ALA programming also looks at digital publishing from a multitude […]

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BTB #302: At Yale, Publishing Summer School

Having trouble keeping up with the fast pace of change in publishing? Well, maybe it’s time for summer school. Now in its third year, the Yale Publishing Course – held in consecutive one-week sessions on the Ivy League school’s New Haven campus beginning July 15 – makes a point of emphasizing the academic. Participants are […]

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BTB #301: BEA CEO Panel on New Business Models

With the core business model of book publishing under threat in the digital era, publishers must seek different ways to employ their skills and resources to make money. They are diversifying, acquiring and building new branches of their business. They are expanding more broadly into other media and digital content. And they are becoming increasingly […]

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The Week Ahead 06.15.12

Google learns how to say “opt-in” — en Francais — when it comes to the scanning of copyrighted books. Meanwhile, Barnes & Noble cracks open the legal books and cites the Tunney Act to label the proposed Dept. of Justice settlement with publishers in the Apple price-fixing case as not in the public interest. “The […]

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BTB #300: “50 Shades” and More of Self-Publishing

Recorded last week at uPublishU, the day-long self-publishing pre-conference program of BookExpo. Featuring Jenny Pedroza, co-founder of the Writers Coffee Shop; Mark Coker, Founder, Smashwords; Sandra (Sandy) Poirier-Diaz, President, Smith Publicity, Incorporated; and Bob Young, CEO & Founder, Lulu.com. This panel’s industry insiders know how to ensure that a book will stand out in the […]

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PW’s Week Ahead 06.08.10

From Stephen Colbert to Kirstie Alley, and Neil Young and to Patti Smith, the parade of authors, publishers and media through the Javits Convention Center in New York sparked commotion and conversation. Keeping busy throughout the week were Copyright Clearance Center executives and Publishers Weekly staff. So busy, in fact, they’ve taken the week off […]

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BTB #299: E-magination 2012

Recorded in San Francisco at PublishingUniversity 2012, and presented by the Independent Book Publishers Association. Panelists Molly Birckhead, Senior Online Marketing Manager, HarperOne; Allen Noren, VP Online, O’Reilly Media; and Cynthia Shannon, Publicity Manager, Berrett-Koehler Publishers talk with CCC’s Chris Kenneally about “What’s Now and What’s Next in Social Media—How Publishers Can Profit.” http://media.blubrry.com/beyond_the_book/p/beyondthebookcast.com/wp-podcasts/IBPAEmagination2012.mp3Podcast: Play […]

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PW’s Week Ahead 06.01.12

The party that is BookExpo America prepares to welcome guests to New York City and even the growing donnybrook that is the Dept. of Justice price-fixing case against several major publishers can’t spoil the fun. “In separate filings this week, Penguin and Macmillan rejected charges that they colluded with other publishers to artificially inflate the […]

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