Author Archives: Edward Nawotka

Edward Nawotka is the Editor-in-Chief of Publishing Perspectives. A former foreign correspondent, he has covered the book business exclusively since 2000, serving as daily news editor for Publishers Weekly and columnist for Bloomberg News.

Can an Oil-and-Gas Exec Disrupt the Book Business?

Gordon Ross wants to disrupt the book business.

Bangkok-based Gordon Ross says disrupting the book industry is a business challenge, and has launched Bleeding Heart Publications to test his instincts.

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Iceland’s Jólabókaflóð: The Christmas Book Flood

Jólabókaflóð...here come the wave of books.

In Iceland, the holiday season sees more than 800 books published and is responsible for 60-70% of all book sales in the country.

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Data Conversion Laboratory: Making the Long Tail

Mark Gross, CEO, Data Conversion Laboratories

Data Conversion Laboratory’s Mark Gross argues that digitizing even the most esoteric material and making it searchable can create a market for it.

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Sainsbury’s Finalists for Ebooks of the Year 2014

Sainsbury's ebooks of the year

The UK retail chain Sainsbury’s has opened voting for its eBooks of the Year prize, with several international names shortlisted.

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TigerCreate: Multimedia Kids’ Book Creation Tool Goes Global

TigerCreate02_AddInteractiveAnimation

Germany’s TigerBooks Media is offering its free and easy-to-use tool for creating multimedia children’s books to users around the world.

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When It Comes to Tech, Execution Wins Out Over Ideas

Investor Yossi Vardi shared his business insight at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Yossi Vardi, Israel’s preeminent tech investor and entrepreneur, offers his secrets to success.

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Curtis Brown: Love, Passion and a Century of Selling Rights

The Curtis Brown team celebrated the 100th anniversary of the literary agency in New York City

As Curtis Brown Ltd. celebrates its centenary anniversary, the firm’s CEO reflects on rights sales and the changing role of literary agents and authors today.

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The Evolution of Blurb: Adding Distribution and Experts

Blurb Direct Sell

Over the past two years Blurb has transitioned from small-scale custom publishing to a high-end, full service self-publishing operation.

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A “Critical Moment” for Ebook Subscription Services

24symbols apps

We need innovation, and Kindle Unlimited might not be publishers’ best option, argues 24symbols co-founder, Justo Hidalgo.

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French NYC Festival Examines “Extremist Fiction”

Emmanuel Carrere

France’s Albertine Festival finale in New York featured a discussion on “Extremist Fiction in Ordinary Language” with superstar author Emmanuel Carrère.

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