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Feeling Rudderless with the Loss of O’Reilly’s TOC? Consider This
May 10, 2013 | 9:37 pm

Tools of ChangeMuch conversation and virtual space has been devoted over the last week to the announcement by O’Reilly that they are discontinuing the Tools of Change conference. The announcement stunned many, and lamentation abounded at the loss of what had been, for many, a forum for hearing new ideas and, equally important, an arena for networking and maintaining significant ongoing professional connections. As the producers of the Publishing Business Conference & Expo, one of the events in the same space as TOC, we have long respected our colleagues at O’Reilly. It might be expected that we would jump into the fray and exclaim...

Look Who’s Talking: Book Business’ New Video Chat Series
May 7, 2013 | 8:34 pm

Book BusinessLast week, NAPCO's Publishing Media Group launched its new video chat series, Literally Speaking Publisher Chats. The chats will take place every Friday at 11 a.m. EST, and I will be speaking to a variety of publishing people. The fun new video platform Shindig is hosting our events. On Friday, May 3, I spoke with Beth Kephart, an amazingly prolific author who has written in multiple genres including YA and memoir, and who has worked with a range of different sized publishers, from Gotham Books to Temple University Press. Kephart’s new YA novel, Dr. Radway's Sarsaparilla Resolvent, was just published on Wednesday and her next book, Handling...

Looking Back at History’s First Draft: Notes on the permanence of print
April 3, 2013 | 12:10 pm

My mom is a pack rat, which as everyone knows can be frustrating for friends and family trying to help bring order to accumulation. The upside of pack rattery is there are always gems scattered among the detritus of domesticity, and so it was last week, when I discovered at her house a box full of old newspapers originally saved for their historic headlines. There, in yellow newsprint, was the moon landing, Nixon's and Agnew's resignations and the 1972 Arab-Israeli war. And Senator Robert F. Kennedy's assassination: Two papers from June 6, 1968—one, the morning New York Times, with a headline proclaiming...

What does the popularity of 7-inch tablets mean for the publishing industry?
November 24, 2012 | 4:38 pm

Amazon Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, tablets  By James Sturdivant | for Publishing Business Today In September, Amazon announced several new tablets, including the 7-inch and 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD, which, along with Microsoft's new Surface tablet, are expected give Apple's iPad mini a run for its money this holiday season. Appearing along with the Kindle Fire HD at launch were new tablet editions of Better Homes & Gardens, Reader’s Digest, National Geographic, and several Condé Nast titles, all powered by Adobe's digital publishing software and optimized for the Fire's 4G LTE wireless and Wi-Fi, HD display, high-performance processor and dual stereo speakers. Publishing Business Today asked Lynly Schambers-Lenox, Group Product Marketing Manager, Digital...

Confessions of a first-time WriMo
November 17, 2012 | 5:48 pm

By Kara Robart | for Book Business As an intern here at NAPCO (the parent company of Book Business and Publishing Executive), I am constantly exposed to new, exciting things happening in the publishing industry. Two weeks ago, I wrote an article celebrating this year's kickoff of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). In that article, I challenged all you publishers to one month of literary abandon in which you (yes, you!) could become authors yourselves. I wanted to take a minute to check in on your progress, and to share my own NaNoWriMo experience with you. That’s right, you are currently reading the words of another first-time WriMo. NaNoWriMo—in...

U.S. News & World Report publishes its first e-book
September 25, 2012 | 11:45 am

U.S. News & World Report today unveiled its first-ever e-book, a guide that proposes to reveal how readers can live to be 100 years old. How to Live to 100: Be Healthy, Be Happy, and Afford It ($7.99), as the book it titled, "explores why some people live long, healthy, and happy lives, while others struggle with dementia, heart disease, and depression," according to a brief description on the U.S. News site. Here's a blurb from the accompanying press release: Interest in living a long and healthy life has grown as Americans have added an average of three decades to their...

Free virtual conference on digital content
September 8, 2010 | 9:16 am

a1006131_pbv_pe_800x200.jpgBook Business and Publishing Executive magazines, producers of the Publishing Business Conference & Expo, have announced the speaker line-up for their second-annual Publishing Business Virtual Conference, called "Digital Content Day @ Your Desk," to be held Sept. 16. The event is free and runs from 10am to 5:30pm ET. For registration go here. KEYNOTES * Mark Nelson, Strategic Partner Manager & International Lead, Google ... interviewed by Debbie Stier, SVP, Editor-at-Large and Director of Digital Marketing, HarperCollins * Dr. Michael E. Raynor, Distinguished Fellow with Deloitte Consulting LLP, and Author of the Best-selling...

Google exec to speak at free virtual publishing business conference
August 27, 2010 | 9:34 am

a1006131_pbv_pe_800x200.jpgFrom the press release: Mark Nelson, Strategic Partner Manager & International Lead at Google, will be interviewed during a special keynote event, LIVE during the Publishing Business VIRTUAL Conference & Expo (produced by Book Business and Publishing Executive magazines), Sept. 16 at 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. ET. Register for Free The interview will focus on "Google Editions," Google's forthcoming new service that will allow users to buy digital copies of books they discover through Google's book search, and enable book retailers to sell Google Editions through their own sites and share in the revenue from e-book sales. The foundation and distinction of...