What Video Games Can Teach Publishing

In this “Best of Beyond the Book” episode, award-winning video game developer and novelist Jakub Szamalek asserts, “I’m absolutely convinced that books and games are not competitors and that people are likely to do both.”

Best of BTB: The Varied Voices of Science

“Who has a voice in science?” and “What does it matter who is speaking?” Last week for Beyond the Book, Prof. Cassidy Sugimoto made a case for acknowledging a persistent gender gap in the global research community despite considerable progress. In October last year, she further looked at disparity and disruption in scholarly communication for the annual Lucile Kelling Henderson lecture at UNC’s School of Information and Library Science.

London Book Fair 2017 Preview

At London Book Fair throughout the week of March 13, Copyright Clearance Center is presenting a variety of programs on publishing, rights and technology. On Monday, March 13, Carl Robinson of UK-based Ixxus, a CCC subsidiary, will urge publishers to promote a positive...

Reading and re-reading Obama

Earlier this week, President Barack Obama delivered a farewell address from the same stage where he celebrated his election victory in 2008. As the world reflects on the Obama presidency, Beyond the Book takes another listen to a podcast from 2010, recorded at...

2016 Global Book News In Review

The United States has by far the largest publishing industry of any nation in the world, followed by China and Germany. Some of the fastest growth is seen in national markets across Asia and the Middle East. Young populations with access to the Internet on smartphones...

2016 Book Business News In Review

The word of the year for publishing in 2016 was data. It was such a big year for data, in fact, that it’s always called, “Big Data.” As publishers remake themselves into information providers for the digital age, they will likely need to abandon the old notion of...

Best of BTB: Publishers Find Doing Good Also Pays

“Making Information Pay” is an annual occasion for the Book Industry Study Group to explore the latest issues in publishing, and for attendees to learn how the latest technologies can drive success. For 2016, the program looked beyond “Making a Profit” to address the...

American Immigrant Stories

This fall, Beyond the Book marks its tenth year as podcast series. On the occasion of the Independence Day holiday in the United States, we reach into the BTB archives for a 2006 Miami Book Fair panel discussion, “Family Secrets, Family Truths: American Immigrant...