There Is No Good Way to Stop China From Planting Microchips in American Electronics

Cybersecurity is full of hard problems, but perhaps none so difficult as securing the supply chain for our electronic devices. That’s why the report published this week by Bloomberg about Chinese spies secretly planting microchips in American electronics in order to conduct espionage is so deeply unsettling. There is no way to address the threat of foreign governments compromising our hardware that does not require fundamentally and radically rethinking how we manufacture our devices and lead to more expensive, less ubiquitous electronics at exactly the moment when the internet of things seems to be pushing us in the opposite direction. Continue reading at 'Slate'

[ Slate | 2018-10-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Stop being ‘nice’, start doing good: 15 steps to doing better

Having collected views from Black people across the publishing industry for the past year, the Black Agents and Editors’ Group has outlined 15 steps for how those in the trade can do better. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-04-09 07:18:36 UTC ]
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In the Shadow of Potential Tariffs on China, AAP StatShot Logs a Good Q1

As representatives of the Association of American Publishers and other industry players testify on Trump's proposed tariffs on books and other goods from China, StatShot figures for the first quarter are positive. The post In the Shadow of Potential Tariffs on China, AAP StatShot Logs a Good Q1... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-06-18 02:33:53 UTC ]
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Children’s Books in China 2019: The Blooming Interest in Books About Plants

While the pop-science segment remains as popular (pun intended) as ever in China, there has been a noticeable increase in the publication of titles related to plants. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-03-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Stop the Collapse of Good Content in Three Easy Steps

Digital advertising is Google and Facebook's market to lose, where the safety (and scale, and data and automation) of a walled garden have allowed them to grab 77% of gross spending online and nearly every new dollar spent. Unless a media buy goes through Facebook or Google, buyers rightly worry... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2017-07-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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China at BEA 2015: Chinese Interest in American Books Remains Strong

Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs—the only authorized biography of the Apple founder—went on sale in China at 10:05 a.m. Beijing Time on Oct. 24, 2011. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-05-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Dolly Parton, fairy godmother of American literacy, is also the fairy godmother of American health.

We already love Dolly Parton, not just for her powerhouse songwriting and iconic hair but also for her championing of American literacy—her Imagination Library sends over 1 million free books per month (that’s one book every two seconds!) to children ages 0-5 in the United States, Canada, the... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-11-18 18:00:10 UTC ]
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The Good Book's Not So Good Numbers

The 'State of the Bible' finds reading frequency is slumping although the use of apps and listening to audio versions of Scripture is on the rise. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-08-25 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Sponsored Content Needs More Than Good Storytelling, It Needs a Good Story

Sponsored content doesn’t have to be an oxymoron. As publishers and marketers double down on their commitment to providing deeper branded experiences, instead of traditional advertising, the rules of the road are becoming clearer on both sides. And more so than just four or five years ago;... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2020-03-05 17:34:24 UTC ]
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Oxford American, one of the great lit mags of the American South, gets a facelift.

If you pick up the newest edition of Oxford American, the quarterly general-interest literary magazine founded in 1992 and best known for its annual Southern music issues, you’ll notice a bold design aesthetic: the conspicuous dearth of cover lines, a prominent masthead, a thick, granular... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-09-11 20:06:33 UTC ]
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Children’s Books in China 2019: China Children’s Press & Publication Group

Nurturing homegrown talent and publishing outstanding original works are the main goals at China Children’s Press & Publication Group (CCPPG) this year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-03-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children’s Books in China 2019: A Showcase of New Original Works from China

Creating books for little people who have just started crawling and saying their first words or for older ones who are too preoccupied with schoolwork to read is hardly child’s play. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-03-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children’s Books in China 2019: China Welfare Institute Publishing House

Putting a new spin on ordinary stories—about annual festivals, childhood rituals, and traditional games and snacks, for instance—to appeal to a new generation of readers keeps the China Welfare Institute Publishing House (CWIPH) busy. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-03-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children's Books in China 2018: Promoting Wordless Picture Books in China

“The more words, the better” is a general truism of the Chinese children’s book market. Chinese parents and educators always want more words for children to learn and more paragraphs to relay additional information. A book’s value often is tied to the quantity of text on its pages. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-03-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children's Books in China 2018: Survival in China: The Bear Grylls (Middle-Grade) Story

As of February 2018, 12 volumes of Bear Grylls’s Mission Survival series have been published in China, with overall sales exceeding 6.8 million copies. The numbers are a surprise to many, including some at the Jieli Publishing House, though not to editor-in-chief Bai Bing. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-03-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children's Books in China 2018: The Continuing Story of the Children’s Book Market in China

Eleven years ago, in 2007, China Children’s Press & Publication Group (CCPPG) participated in the Bologna Book Fair for the first time. Their booth in Hall 29 was small, shabby, and minimally decorated and very few visitors dropped by. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-03-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children's Books in China 2018: Joint Ventures in China: The Dos and Don’ts

There are several high-profile joint ventures (JVs) in Chinese children’s books publishing. The earliest was Children’s Fun Publishing, a collaboration between Posts & Telecommunications Press and Egmont Group initiated in 1994. Next came Hachette-Phoenix, which was cofounded by Hachette... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-03-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children's Books in China 2018: A Wide-Ranging Selection of Original Works from China

With nearly 100 Chinese publishers and at least half that many illustrators attending the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in March, a big contingent will be representing the land of 1.38 billion people. Most of the publications they are bringing to the fair focus on common themes and age-old plots... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-03-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children's Books in China 2018: Top 10 Children's Books in China - A Quick Market Analysis

The two biggest online book retailers in China are Dangdang and JD, which combined take up nearly two-thirds of the market. However, despite serving the same readership, their top 10 bestseller lists tend to differ greatly. Interestingly enough, for 2017, their charts share not even one title. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-03-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children's Books in China 2018: China Children’s Press & Publication Group

This publishing house is embarking on a major, and unique, transformation of its publishing program and editorial mind-set. For president Li Xueqian of CCPPG, current changes in the industry demand an aggressive move. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-03-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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