Author Archives: Guest Contributor

Guest contributors to Publishing Perspectives have diverse backgrounds in publishing, media and technology. They live across the globe and bring unique, first-hand experience to their writing.

How to Boost Your Reading Focus in a Busy, Buzzy Age

The Lost Art of Reading

Sharon Glassman speaks to three reading experts who offer advice on how to improve your focus and make time for the books you don’t-yet-know you’ll love.

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What is Your Book Community?

Colleen Devine Ellis

As part of our ongoing summer series looking at best practices for book promotion, Colleen Devine Ellis considers the best approach to developing your community.

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Get Ready for the Guadalajara International Book Fair

Entrance to the Guadalajara Book Fair 2012 (Photo: FIL Guadalajara / Natalia Fregoso)

Guadalajara is the largest Spanish-language book fair in the world. About 20,000 professionals attend as well as 750,000 members of the general public.

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Why It’s Imperative Amazon v. Hachette Ends Soon

Tanja Tuma

If Amazon believes in readers and Hachette believes in authors as much as they say, it’s imperative they end their fight as soon as possible, argues Tanja Tuma.

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Why We Need Independent Bookstores More Than Ever

Tom Robere

Publishers simply cannot function without independent bookstores, notes Tom Roberge of New Directions as he reflects on the Amazon/Hachette battle

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The Book as Art, Art as The Book

Unger 1

The Center For Book Arts in New York offers a matrix for re-envisioned book-making as fine art. Current exhibitors, author David Unger and artist Anne Gilman, explain.

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Making Book Promotion Work: The Author/Publisher Partnership

Colleen Devine Ellis

As part of our ongoing series looking at best practices for book promotion, Colleen Devine Ellis considers the best way to approach the author/publisher partnership.

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One Point on Which Jeff Bezos and Scott Turow Agree

Scott Turow

In the film Out of Print, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and author Scott Turow are often adversaries. But they at least come close to agreement on one point.

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Review: Out of Print, a Film by Vivienne Roumani

Out of Print

Out of Print, the film documentary by Vivienne Roumani about the state-of-affairs in the book business and the culture of reading in America circa 2013, is worth seeking out.

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Augmented Reality and the Future of Publishing

Anomaly

Publishing consultant Bruce Harris sees numerous opportunities for publisher to use augmented reality, which he calls ‘a true amalgamation of digital and print.’

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