Book Business

Is The Sky Really Falling on NOOK Media?

By Brian Howard
July 19, 2013 // 2 Comments

Editor’s note: The following opinion piece, written by former Book Business editor-in-chief Brian Howard, originally appeared on the Book Business website back on June 26. The subject this piece covers is, by now, relatively old news. But it’s also a very well-written and smartly [...]

Book Expo: Final Numbers

By Lynn Rosen
June 12, 2013 // 0 Comments

BEA director Steve Rosato shared some attendance numbers earlier this week. With the caveat that these are raw numbers yet to verified by their third party audit, the figures represent very slight changes from 2012, as follows: • Total Industry Professionals 2013 = 19,615 = -.004% • Total [...]

Is anyone still paying attention to the DOJ/ebook antitrust case?

By Brian Howard
May 18, 2013 // 5 Comments

I guess I’d forgotten. Now that all the the publishing players have settled, abandoning agency pricing and returning to the wholesale slums, the DOJ/e-book antitrust case, which popped up again in everyone’s news feeds this week, feels a little anticlimactic. The DOJ, perhaps simply [...]

Feeling Rudderless with the Loss of O'Reilly's TOC? Consider This

By Lynn Rosen
May 10, 2013 // 0 Comments

Much 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, [...]

Look Who's Talking: Book Business' New Video Chat Series

By Lynn Rosen
May 7, 2013 // 0 Comments

Last 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 [...]

On my honeymoon, I fell in love all over again… with my e-reader (and my wife, of course)

By Brian Howard
May 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

I hope you’ll pardon me as I jog my ocean air- and sun-addled brain back into something resembling normal functioning with a story from my just-ended honeymoon. On Saturday, my newly minted wife and I got back from Tulum, Mexico, where we spent a week on the beach relaxing and—if [...]

How Has the Tablet Changed Your Life? Your Business? Your General Disposition?

By Brian Howard
April 17, 2013 // 2 Comments

It’s hard to believe it’s already/only been three years since Apple introduced its category defining iPad. On the one hand, it seems like only yesterday. On the other hand, for those of us with tablet computers of one stripe or another, it’s hard to imagine life before our new [...]

Feeling Bookish: CEO Ardy Khazaei on the real aims—and real benefits—of the publisher joint venture

By Brian Howard
March 16, 2013 // 1 Comment

While it’s odd to think of an organization backed by the  Penguin, Hachette and Simon & Schuster as a startup, Bookish, the new book-recommendation and -discovery site is essentially that. After two years in development under three CEOs, Bookish is now a reality, a place where users can get [...]

What would become of an independent Nook?

By Brian Howard
March 6, 2013 // 4 Comments

*This article originally appeared on the website of Book Business, a TeleRead sister publication. While predicting doom for Nook, as Book Business columnist Michael Weinstein put it, has become the favored pastime of the book and tech press of late, it’s hard not to read the news of B&N [...]

Unglue.it to Relaunch on October 15

By libertyc
October 4, 2012 // 0 Comments

Just yesterday we ran a profile of Unglue.it founder Eric Hellman; it was written by one of our colleagues, Book Business magazine editor-in-chief Brian Howard. It turns out, though, that we probably should have waited at least one more day before running the story, because Unglue.it released a [...]

Eric Hellman of Unglue.it on e-books, the creative commons, passionate authors and life after Amazon

By libertyc
October 3, 2012 // 1 Comment

By Brian Howard A few weeks ago, crowdfunding platform Unglue.it announced the release of its first e-book, Oral Literature in Africa, via Cambridge’s Open Book Publishers. While the scholarly tome by Ruth H. Finnegan likely didn’t set the publishing world ablaze upon its initial [...]

Read the digital edition of Book Business magazine online

By libertyc
September 28, 2012 // 0 Comments

The digital edition of the September/October 2012 issue of Book Business magazine just went online, and it features a couple e-book-specific stories you may be interested in. The cover story, for instance, “Inside the Ebook Test Kitchen,” takes a good long look at some of the e-book [...]

Show Notes: Report from the Digital Book World Marketing and Discoverability Conference

By libertyc
September 25, 2012 // 1 Comment

By Brian Howard | for Book Business “If you came here looking for a map, good luck,” joked Perseus Book Group’s Rick Joyce, noting that figuring out the new world of discoverbility is “not about map following, but about map building.” While the metaphor might seem extreme, when it [...]

Publishing Executive & Book Business as iPad Apps

By libertyc
February 14, 2011 // 2 Comments

I’m a longtime subscriber to both Book Business and Publishing Executive magazines, so I was happy to see both recently released as free iPad apps (iTunes links here and here).  Like most magazine apps to date, they’re simply digital reproductions of the print edition. One of the [...]

Google exec to speak at free virtual publishing business conference

By libertyc
August 27, 2010 // 0 Comments

From 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 [...]

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