Archive | November, 2013

New World of Books

The arrival of the iPad in 2010 is hailed as the dawn of the “tablet era.” It’s also the genesis of a federal price-fixing lawsuit that has entangled Apple, and many of the country’s largest book publishers. That case, and its aftermath, holds serious implications for readers, as well as authors and publishers, whether or […]

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Winners & Losers in Book World

National Book Award winners celebrated their prizes this week, even as employees at college bookstore chain Follett Higher Education Group consoled hundreds of colleagues who were pink slipped. “We have a great piece in Monday’s issue by Judith Rosen as to why fewer college students are likely to buy those great new books at the campus bookstore,” Andrew Albanese, Publishers […]

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India’s Publishing Show Is Globalocal

With the seventh-largest national book publishing industry on earth, India annually produces nearly 100,000 books – its English-language book production places third, only behind the US and the UK. In New Delhi this coming February, the German Book Office’s five-year-old GLOBALOCAL industry conference welcomes Indian publishers, their colleagues from Asia and the Pacific, as well as publishers […]

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Judge Rules In Google Books Scan Case

All’s fair in the Google Books Case; so says Judge Denny Chin who has issued a landmark ruling in the eight-year case brought by the Authors Guild. Of all those either relieved or surprised to learn a decision – at long last – has come in this case, none may be more surprised – and relieved – […]

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Publishing Success Through Innovation

Berrett-Koehler is an open source publisher. That’s one way the independent publisher of progressive books on current affairs, personal growth, and business and management manages to survive and thrive, says president and founder Steven Piersanti. In his keynote address to the 2013 PubWest conference on Friday in Santa Fe, Piersanti detailed how Berrett-Koehler Publishers has succeeded by innovating in every area of […]

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Books The Amazon Way

A year into doing business as a stand-alone trade publisher – putting out children’s and adult titles both in print and digital – Amazon retains its confidence in the midst of a change of command. In January, high-profile industry insider Larry Kirschbaum exits as Amazon publisher, making way for long-time Amazon insider Daphne Durham. She must persuade […]

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Ebooks Beyond Borders

In September, men and women from around the world gathered to discuss and debate the major issues of our time.  In spite of language and cultural differences, those assembled sought common ground and to resolve the challenges that threaten to bring chaos. While that describes the United Nations General Assembly – the annual trade show […]

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Top Ten Books Picked

The trick-or-treat sugar rush has yet to fade, and the holiday gift season already looms. At Publishers Weekly, the editorial elves have put together the years’s best books list. “We pick a top 10—but we don’t rank them—you know how hard it is to say one book is #1 on such an esteemed list,” Andrew Albanese, PW […]

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