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A regular Friday feature of CCC’s podcast series, “The Publishing Week Ahead With Publishers Weekly” previews the news that publishers, editors, authors, agents and librarians will be talking about when they return to work on Monday. CCC’s Chris Kenneally checks in with Andrew Albanese, PW’s Features Editor, as well as a range of PW writers, experts and editors.

Publishers Weekly is the leading publication serving all involved in the creation, production, marketing and sale of the written word in all formats.

Apple Looking To Buy Time In E-Book Case

In a federal courtroom in Manhattan, attorneys for Apple in its e-book price-fixing case are offering up lessons in creative legal maneuvering. This week, for example, Apple argued that Judge Denise Cote – who ruled last July that the computer giant had colluded with major publishers —  does not have jurisdiction over its damages trial. […]

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Authors Take Publishing Gold?

Self-publishing – at least in its digital form – no longer carries a stigma. Indeed, for Amanda Hocking and Hugh Howey, among many others, self-publishing has paved a path to profit and celebrity. But a smoldering debate on just how much authors really stand to gain when they light out for the self-publishing territory has […]

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Consumer Protection For E-Books?

Statewide consumer protection legislation that guarantees availability of e-books in public libraries. If that sounds like a good idea, there’s a catch: any such laws would likely run afoul of national copyright regulation. And it all comes down to digital. Charged with ensuring a fair marketplace, the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection this week issued a 21-page […]

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Appetite for Books

Readers remain hungry for cookbooks. Featuring everything from grilled meats to roasted vegetables, the print and digital servings from publishers large and small feed a healthy appetite among home cooks and librarians. “Cookbook sales remain red-hot,” notes Andrew Albanese, senior writer at Publishers Weekly. “Interesting – isn’t it? – that in this wired age, you can find […]

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Lending E-Books Gets Going

The digital revolution in publishing doesn’t play favorites. When it comes to e-books, change has come for author, publishers and libraries alike. Once upon a time, libraries were about access to books – period – and in that line of work, they held a monopoly. In the digital world of 2014, though, libraries are concerned […]

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BookCon Comes To BookExpo

As bookstores face up to the challenge of digital distribution, book publishers are conceding that so-called sales to “the trade” are giving way to a straight-to-consumer pitch. For booksellers, a response is to use digital to their advantage. At BookExpo America, the nation’s largest book publishing event, the answer can be found in a comic book. […]

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Print Fights On, Lives Another Day

The Digital Book World Conference marked its fifth anniversary this week. With the selection of Jeff Bezos biographer Brad Stone as a featured speaker, show organizer Mike Shatzkin made plain the central role of Amazon in today’s book world – digital or otherwise. Also this week, the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project reported out on a new survey of more than 1,000 US adults […]

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Barnes & Noble Has New CEO

The door has opened on a new year – and for Barnes & Noble, the understandable preference is not to look back but to look ahead. In a week that saw B&N’s one-time flagship store shuttered in Manhattan’s Flatiron District, there was much news from the retail giant of US bookselling. “They announced that they have […]

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Publishing Year 2013 Recalled

From Edward Snowden to Pope Francis, from the Syrian War to the Bitcoin Bubble, 2013 supplied reporters and the public with a hefty share of memorable stories, both ridiculous and sublime. In publishing, eyes were fixed throughout the year not on bookstore shelves but on courtroom benches. Decisions rendered in recent weeks have left coal […]

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Book Business Payback

For book publishers at holiday time, mailboxes just keep filling up – not with festive season’s greetings, but with attorney’s bills.  In various courtrooms around Manhattan this week, rulings from the bench approved class action settlements in the Apple e-book price-fixing case; dismissed a quizzical suit over online e-book sales; and gently defused arguments from […]

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