Archive | April, 2013

Publish The Right Way

At the opening of the 2013 Publishing University, presented by the Independent Book Publishers Association, a panel of publishing trend-setters engaged in a lively and informative discussion with CCC’s Chris Kenneally on how to publish the right way. Recorded Friday, April 26, 2013, “Beyond the Click: There’s More to Publishing Than Uploading a File” featured Matthew Cavnar, Vice President of […]

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Who Will Save Our Books?

A bestselling author has sent out an S-O-S for the book trade. Last week James Patterson took out ads on the cover of Publisher Weekly, in The New York Times Book Review, and in Kirkus asking the questions, “Who will save our books? Our bookstores? Our libraries?” Judging by the ensuing media coverage, he achieved […]

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Yale Publishing Course Set for 2013

From Abu Dhabi to Athens, Shanghai to Sao Paulo, and from all over the United States, The Yale Publishing Course – Leadership Strategies in Magazine and Digital Publishing, and Leadership Strategies in Book Publishing – brings mid-to senior level publishing professionals to the Ivy League campus every summer for five intensive days of lectures on industry trends and challenges, case […]

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Surviving As A Journalist

Freelance journalism has never had it so… Well, how would you fill in that blank? Let’s start with the sunny side: Freelance journalism has never had it so good, as “smart” devices and digital distribution make it possible for more men and women than ever to contribute their reporting and opinions to conversations in the […]

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Amazon: Friend or Foe?

As the US celebrates National Library Week, there’s cause for celebration in the stacks. News from Simon & Schuster details a one-year, pilot e-book lending program with New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, and the Queens Library. Over at the London Book Fair, attendees have argued the future of copyright, and debated the question: “Amazon: Friend or […]

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Lessons For Publishing University

“Discoverability – How to reach readers, and sell more books” is the 2013 theme for Publishing University, the annual conference of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA). Coming to Chicago, April 26-27, “Pub U” programs range from buying trends in e-books to the “selling power of book design.” Keynote speakers include Guy Kawasaki, former chief evangelist for Apple, and […]

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The Lessons Music Business Can Teach Authors

The content explosion characteristic of the Digital Age is reshaping media in every form. Once inhabitants of disparate worlds, musicians and authors today find themselves in the same global game, where creation and distribution are easy, but monetary reward comes slow and painfully. In 2013, an abundance of content has made success in the marketing […]

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Are Books Part of the Past?

Are books part of the past? Or are they essential to the future? No, we’re not talking about the shopworn debate over the death of print. In this clash for hearts and minds and money, books will likely survive — but what future lies ahead for books authors? Even as the industry sees reason for […]

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What Do Authors Want?

What do authors want?  It’s a short question with a long answer. Let’s start with the basics: In 2013, what it means to be an author is no longer about the difference between having a publisher and wishing for one. Authors today are free to take their works directly to readers via the Web – […]

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No Such Thing As Used E-Book

While the publishing world learns to live with the idea that e-books may be good for business, after all, a federal district court judge finds there is no such thing as a used e-book. “To quote OR Books founder, John Oakes, ‘e-books are God’s gift to publishing,’” Andrew Albanese, Publishers Weekly senior writer, tells CCC’s Chris Kenneally. “That gem […]

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