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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.


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Top Ten Books Picked

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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What Price Collusion?

What Price Collusion?

Where Judge Denise Cote has already found that Apple and a cohort of leading publishers conspired to fix e-book prices, she must now rule on the damages due consumers. “The damages model was created for the plaintiffs by a team led by Roger G. Noll, Professor Emeritus of Economics at Stanford University,”Andrew Albanese, Publishers Weekly senior writer and author […]

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Frankfurt Stays Hot

Frankfurt Stays Hot

Right-sized and re-made, the Frankfurt Book Fair retains its pre-eminent position in the global publishing industry, digital revolution and all. “A lot of business can now be done over the Internet, and frankly, you don’t need to bring the teams you used to have,” notes Andrew Albanese, Publishers Weekly senior writer. Total attendance for the recently-concluded fair, Albanese reports, […]

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Frankfurt Book Fair Highlights

Frankfurt Book Fair Highlights

In the home of the printed book, the crowd is looking well beyond the page and seeking reconciliation with the digital world. At this week’s 2013 Frankfurt Book Fair, Markus Dohle, CEO of the recently merged mega-publisher Penguin Random House, even made headlines for speaking kindly of a much-feared Web giant. “Dohle expressed his belief […]

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Book Business Sees Positive Side

Book Business Sees Positive Side

Confidence in a brighter future has sold a few books in its time. Norman Vincent Peale called it the “power of positive thinking” and certainly, it worked for him – the bible of self-help has sold more than five million copies since it first appeared in 1952. Today in publishing, where so much about the […]

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Tilting To Fair Use

Tilting To Fair Use

Waiting for the copyright trial of the century? Well, you could be waiting a while. The Google Books case, first brought by the Authors Guild in 2005, had once received that billing. But court observers today expect the lawsuit will end soon – and without an awful lot of hoopla. “The case does appear to be winding […]

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Google Book Case At 8

Google Book Case At 8

In a case first brought in 2005, the Authors Guild has accused Google of copyright infringement as a direct consequence of the Internet giant’s efforts to digitize the content of numerous university libraries, including Harvard’s. This week, in a final brief before oral arguments, Guild attorneys have again decried the massive book scanning program. What particularly keeps the Authors […]

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Oil Mixes Well With Books

Oil Mixes Well With Books

With summer in the rear-view mirror, and signs pointing straight ahead for “Holiday Season,” booksellers large and small are getting a preliminary read on the state of the industry 2013. This week, Len Riggio, Barnes & Noble Inc. chairman and largest stockholder, made his first public appearance since he declined in August to purchase the chain’s retail […]

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Taking It Easy On Apple?

Taking It Easy On Apple?

Her decision finding Apple liable in the e-book price-fixing case came swiftly and firmly enough, but Judge Denise Cote has recently shown Cupertino some measure of mercy. “The judge revealed this week that her final order would spare Apple on what she considered the two most contentious issues proposed by the DoJ,” explains Andrew Albanese, […]

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Waiting for Digital

Waiting for Digital

Ars longa, vita brevis – Art is forever, while life is short. Art books have enjoyed long lives, too. Collectors and art lovers have made them mainstays of coffee tables and bookshelves for generations. In digital form, though, the keepsake quality vanishes – leaving art book publishers to wonder how much time is left for them. […]

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