BookExpo To Welcome Publishers, Public

The reconfiguration of BookExpo and the expansion of BookCon are intended to build “an end-to-end solution where publishers can launch their titles to the trade and consumers all in one place.”

Librarians Take Washington

The message librarians brought to the hill was clear: save the Institute of Museum and Library Services, fully fund libraries, and reauthorize the Museum and Library Services Technology Act, the law that makes all library funding possible at the federal level.

Publishers Prefer Print

“We’ve seen readers drift away from the use of dedicated e-readers for e-book consumption to their smartphones – and that is a key point.”

Out at Fox, In at Holt

Bill O’Reilly, the creator of the so-called ‘no-spin zone’ has now entered the no job zone.

Register of Copyrights Bill Has A Twist

The Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act (H.R. 1695), which would make the Register of Copyrights a presidential appointee, cleared its first legislative hurdle last week, passing the House Judiciary Committee by a 27-1 vote, less than a week after...

Register of Copyrights Bill On Fast Track

The Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden names the U.S. Poet Laureate and decides the winner of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. She also can appoint the US Register of Copyrights. At least for now. On March 23, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte...

In US, Book Sales Fall Sharply

With Brexit looming over the London Book Fair a week ago, the watchword among publishers was “uncertainty.” A terror attack this week under the shadow of Big Ben has shaken the world and added a new level of concern about the future. On Wednesday in the British...

London Welcomes Crowds and Chaos

The political world – or at least the part of it that includes the United States and Europe – may be roiling with chaos. But at the London Book Fair this week, publishers welcomed the pandemonium. Attendance was up for LBF 2017, organizers announced cheerily. Local...

Friedman Steps Away From Open Road

One of the industry’s pioneering e-book publishers has announced that she is stepping down as chairman and executive publisher of the company she co-founded in 2009. While Jane Friedman – previously, CEO at Harper Collins – steps away from Open Road Integrated Media,...