BEA 2014: Successful Longevity

In November of 2012 Herman Wouk, at age 97, spoke to Brooks Barnes of the New York Times about his newest book, The Law Giver, which had just been published by Simon & Schuster. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

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New Retailer Zola Premieres, Softly, at BEA

A “battle philosophy” is what agent-turned-entrepreneur Joe Regal said drove him to launch Zola Books, the new ebook retailer he, along with a handful of authors and tech industry veterans, recently unveiled. Regal is the first to admit that he never saw himself running a startup, much less... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2012-06-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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IDPF, Kobo, and Imago’s iSee Guides at BEA 2012

There was plenty of digital activity at this year BookExpo America, starting with the IDPF Digital Book 2012, which emphasized what IDPF executive director Bill McCoy said was the results of the “experimentation” and the “doers.” IDPF featured such “doers” as marketer and publishing maverick... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2012-06-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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A Buoyant BEA

A re-energized independent bookseller segment contributed to a vibrant 2012 edition of the BookExpo America convention held June 4–7 at New York City’s Javits Center. Indie booksellers were encouraged by a boost in their numbers—ABA reported that over the past year the number of member... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2012-06-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishers tussle over DRM at BEA

The pros and cons of DRM have been a hot topic at this year's BookExpo America, with at least... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-06-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BoSacks: No B.S. : The Real Secret to Publishing Success

By Robert M. Sacks In any given year, I give about a dozen “talks” about the publishing industry. Sometimes it is to interested companies and sometimes it is to the industry at large during publishing conventions... Continue reading at Publishing Executive

[ Publishing Executive | 2012-05-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Youth Section Successfully Ignites Teenagers to Enjoy Newspaper

What connects teenagers and newspapers? For years, that has been quite a difficult question. It is uncommon to find teenagers reading the newspaper, as most would rather read comic books or do another activity. Newspapers, which are considered an ad ... Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

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Stories of the High Line: BEA 2012

Two weeks after BEA ended last year and all the booksellers left town, something magical happened in New York: 10 more blocks of the High Line, our beloved “park in the sky,” finally opened to the public, doubling it in size. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Where Up Is the New Up: BEA 2012

“We finally dug ourselves out of the recession,” says Toby Cox, owner of the 44-year-old Three Lives & Company, giving voice to a sentiment expressed by a number of New York City booksellers. He ranks 2011 as one of the store’s best since he purchased it 11 years ago. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Always a Market: BEA 2012

To those of you who will be attending the BEA in June, know that you will be standing on hallowed ground. Not because of the rich mineral content of the soil, or because of the area’s dollar value per square foot. No, you are trodding the path of ghostly royalty for one simple reason: right... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2012-04-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Studios gorge on young-adult fiction amid success of 'Hunger Games'

The literary genre is white-hot in Hollywood, with filmmakers bidding on unpublished books and paying as much as $1 million for the rights to relatively modest sellers.The back-to-back blockbuster successes of "Harry Potter," "Twilight" and now "The Hunger Games" have turned the hunt for fresh... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2012-03-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Lee Child most successful UK Kindle author

Lee Child is the most successful British Kindle book author worldwide, followed by Stephen... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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'Runaway success' of The Etymologicon outstrips supply for indies

Icon Books has apologised to indie booksellers who could not get copies of The Etymologicon in... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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STM revenues to 'top $30bn in 2014'

Total revenues for the scientific, technical and medical publishing market are estimated to rise... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Launching (and Maintaining) a Successful E-Commerce Platform

As the e-commerce craze gets hotter, publishers looking to get into the game are faced with many questions. Some of these include how the business model of the e-commerce operation will operate; how it integrates seamlessly into editorial while avoiding advertising influence; and perhaps most... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2011-12-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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A Pattern of Success at C&T Publishing

The launch of C&T Publishing’s Stash Books imprint in early spring 2010 was a key factor in driving up sales last year at the Concord, Calif., craft and quilting book publisher, and the new imprint, aimed at a younger audience than C&T’s usual customers, continues to do well in 2011.... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-10-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Literacy encourages success, says former director of Ofsted

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 08/06/2011 - 09:29 An early engagement with books in the home is a core function of a child's future success, the former director of Ofsted has said. Speaking at a parliamentary reception for the children's literacy charity Volunteer Reading... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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BEA: big ideas, B&N and global brands

Written By: Gayle Feldman Publication Date: Fri, 03/06/2011 - 08:50 Like much of our world, BEA has shrunk but also expanded. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Buzz books at BEA

Written By: Gayle Feldman Publication Date: Wed, 01/06/2011 - 09:09 There was no one standout book of the fair at last week's Book Expo America however, talk continued to dominate the stands and aisles of those likely to succeed in the months to come. Here are some of the books highlighted by... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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A Better Vibe at BEA 2011

With the effect of the recession steadily, if slowly, fading, and the industry getting a better grasp on the role ebooks will play in its future, the 2011 edition of BookExpo America was the most vibrant since the economy collapsed in late 2007. BEA event director Steve Rosato noted that with... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-05-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon reveals frontlist deal for Eisler at BEA

Written By: Gayle Feldman Publication Date: Thu, 26/05/2011 - 08:52 Thriller writer Barry Eisler, who turned his back on a two-book deal for half a million dollars from St Martin’s Press, has decided to accept six figures from Amazon and become one of its first frontlist authors. The Eisler... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-05-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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