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Hannah Johnson

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Hannah Johnson is the Publisher of Publishing Perspectives. Before joining PP in 2009, she worked as Project Manager at the German Book Office New York.

Video from the Paris Cookbook Fair

In Global Trade Talk by Hannah Johnson

by Hannah Johnson As both an exhibitor and a reporter for Publishing Perspectives, Olivia Snaije explored the first-ever Paris Cookbook Fair this year. You can read her blog post about the fair, or watch the video: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rk0FmYnq3mM

German Book Office Fiction Rights List – Fall 2009

In German Buch News by Hannah Johnson

This season’s list includes a bestselling titles from independent and large publishers in Germany, as well as a German Book Prize winner. Download the rights list PDF for further information about each title, including synopses and rights contacts. Twice a year, the German Book Office New York (GBO) presents its Rights Lists of adult fiction titles to North American publishers, …

Consider the Customer and Other Lessons from the DLD Conference

In Europe by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Consumer-oriented innovation, online content strategy and digital brand management were at the center of many discussions and panels during the Digital Life Design Conference (DLD), which ended on Tuesday in Munich, Germany. DLD was started six years ago by Hubert Burda Media, one of Germany’s largest magazine publishers, as an invitation-only “platform for progression” and a meeting …

Google’s Chief Legal Officer on China at DLD Day 2

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Day 2 at the Digital Life Design conference in Munich, Germany included a lineup of C-level stars from media and technology companies like MySpace, Amazon, Demand Media, and Google. David Drummond, Google’s Chief Legal Officer, answered questions from Burda Media CEO Paul Bernhard Kallen, Jeff Jarvis and the audience about China and transparency. Panelist also discussed marketing …

The State of the Digital Economy at DLD Conference

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson This Sunday through Tuesday, the Digital Life Design conference is taking place in Munich, Germany. Run by Hubert Burda Media (one of Germany’s largest magazine and broadcast publishers), the conference this year will explore “the state of the digital economy.” Speakers come from all sectors of digital media and technology, including Jeff Jarvis and Amazon CTO Werner …

One-star Ratings on Amazon for Book Without Kindle Version

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson The recently released book, Game Change by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin (published by Harper), was well-received by newspaper and online book reviewers for its examination of the 2008 presidential campaign in the USA and how Obama won the election. So why does this book have a 2/5 star-rating on Amazon.com? It has nothing to do with …

Apple Isn’t the Only Tablet in Town

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson If you are waiting for the tablet PC to finally arrive, you can stop waiting. Although the Apple tablet is making headlines, many manufacturers have already launched tablet PCs at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Here is a quick round-up of a few tablets at CES: The HP tablet with a multi-touch screen made a tantalizingly …

Want More Info on Irish Publishing?

In Global Trade Talk by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Your in luck because Eoin Purcell, blogger and publishing consultant, has just launched a new Web site called Irish Publishing News. The new site will aggregate links about publishing in Ireland and “feature news stories, interviews and thought provoking essays,” according to Purcell. You should start with the analysis of Ireland’s book sales, which concludes that the …

Apple Has Built the Tablet, But Will Consumers Buy?

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson The moment we’ve all been anticipating is finally here…almost. The Apple tablet has been the talk of the town for months, and we will finally get a look at the “unicorn” device at the unveiling on January 26. According to the Wall Street Journal, “analysts currently believe” the device will cost around $1,000 (Apple has not commented …

Why Smart Publishers Care About Tech Conferences

In Europe by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson PARIS: Last week’s LeWeb, the largest technology conference in Europe, attracted nearly nearly 2,400 attendees from 50 countries. Started in 2005 by Loic Le Meur (founder and CEO of Seesmic) and his wife Geraldine, it has become perhaps the premier Internet related conference in Europe and a key venue for the launch of new products and initiatives …