Publishing in the Baltic Region 2018: A Publisher's View of the Lithuanian Book Business

The director of Tyto Alba describes what her house and other publishers are up to. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-03-23 00:00:00 UTC ]

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Indies and University Presses Try Balancing the Books

The partnership between independent bookstores and university presses has a long and mutually rewarding history that has balanced the differences between the trade and academic business models. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-11-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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For John Grisham, a time to reflect on books and politics

Novelist John Grisham talks about his return to Ford County in 'Sycamore Row' and an unpleasant stint as a politician.John Grisham is the world's most successful author of legal thrillers (and one baseball novel, last year's "Calico Joe") with sales of more than 275 million copies to his credit.... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2013-11-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Can Latin America’s Music Biz Still Teach Publishing Something?

The print book business in Latin America remains dominant, but digital is rising. Are there lessons to be learned from the music business? Several Argentine music pros weigh in. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-11-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google Books case: digitizing 'snippets' of text is ruled 'fair use'

US Circuit Judge Denny Chin says Google Books falls under fair use, while the Authors Guild calls it copyright infringement. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2013-11-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Shoptalk: Welcome to the Newspaper Publisher's New World

For the past few years, newspaper publishers have prowled their buildings, asking why, and getting some amazing answers. Institutional knowledge is wonderful, but institutional resistance is intolerable. We must invoke a brilliant strategy to conquer ... Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2013-11-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Inquirer/Daily News Publisher Bob Hall Keeps His Job

A judge on Thursday rejected a request to remove Robert J. Hall from his post as publisher of the company that owns the (Philadelphia) Daily News, Inquirer and Philly.com. Philadelphia Common Pleas Judge Patricia McInerney is still consideri ... Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2013-11-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Price Cuts Bite Into Korean Book Sales, Fixed Price Considered

Despite a dramatic drop in book sales, Aladin used bookstores have thrived, with some publishers dumping books to boost sales; a fixed-price law is now under debate. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-11-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Strange Ads Promote an Author Who Isn't Real and a Book That Doesn't Exist

IFC's upcoming The Spoils of Bablyon, a comedy miniseries that spoofs serious miniseries, is based on a book that seems to be sold out in Hudson News stores around the country. The problem with keeping the book in stock, though, is that there were never any printed copies. Eric Jonrosh (and the... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2013-11-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Judge rules Google's scanning of books is not illegal

There is nothing wrong with Google scanning millions of book and making that text available as snippets in search results. This is the ruling made today by a judge in New York, bringing to an end an eight year legal battle between Google and The Authors Guild in conjunction with several specific... Continue reading at Betanews

[ Betanews | 2013-11-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google's Book-Scanning Is Fair Use, Judge Rules in Landmark Copyright Case

Google's massive book-scanning project that makes complete copies of books without the authors' permission is perfectly legal under U.S. copyright law, a federal judge ruled today, deciding an 8-year-old legal battle.     Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2013-11-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Mike Tyson memoir set to give book's rivals the bum's rush

Undisputed Truth, the notoriously self-destructive boxing champion's autobiography, could be a contender in Christmas sales contestHeavyweight champion of the world, cocaine addict, convicted rapist – now Mike Tyson is set to become a bestselling author as a bare-all autobiography co-written... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2013-11-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book Groups Back Bill to Restore Privacy Protections

Spurred by revelations of how the National Security Agency is collecting information on citizens, the Campaign for Reader Privacy has issued a statement calling for Congress to pass the USA Freedom Act. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-11-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book Country Debuts Curated Kickstarter Page

Book Country, the Penguin Group’s online writing community and self-publishing platform, has launched a curated page on Kickstarter, the popular online crowdfunding site, to highlight funding projects by Book Country members. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-11-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Simon & Schuster to publish YouTube hit The Fox

Simon and Schuster Children’s Books is to publish a book based on internet sensation The... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-11-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'</em>s Latest Comic Book Easter Eggs

This week's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. had a lot more Easter eggs in its basket than previous episodes. Here's a breakdown.     Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2013-11-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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8 Years Later, Google's Book Scanning Crusade Ruled 'Fair Use'

Eight years after a group of authors and publishers sued Google for scanning more than 20 million library books without the permission of rights holders, a federal judge has ruled that the web giant's sweeping book project stayed within the bounds of U.S. copyright law.     Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2013-11-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishing salaries ‘a big issue’

Publishers have defended their record as employers after claims that book industry employees are... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-11-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Judge rules against authors in Google Books copyright infringement case

Google's Books project, which has indexed millions of titles and made them available online, hasn't always been on completely solid legal footing. After all, Books operates without the permission of authors, which has understandably drawn some ire from copyright holders, not to mention other web ... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2013-11-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Derek Jeter, S&S Team to Launch Jeter Publishing

New York Yankees superstar shortstop Derek Jeter is joining with S&amp;S to launch Jeter Publishing, an elaborate co-publishing partnership that will release picture books, middle-grade fiction, adult nonfiction, and more. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-11-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Judge dismisses Authors Guild case against Google Books

A U.S. judge has thrown out a long-standing copyright infringement case brought against Google by the Authors Guild, saying the company’s book-scanning project provides significant benefits to the public. Judge Denny Chin, formerly of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2013-11-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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