About the Author

Hannah Johnson


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.

Ten Tips to Be Awesome Online (and Other Lessons from O’Reilly’s Web 2.0)

In English Language, Resources by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Last week, Internet gurus and techies gathered in San Francisco for the Web 2.0 Expo, co-produced by TechWeb and O’Reilly Conferences, to show off their social media savvy, present their new startups, and to learn about the latest thinking in Internet culture. Web 2.0 explores the nitty-gritty of owning and running a Web site, managing a social …

Launching Glo.com

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson What is Glo.com? Publishing Perspectives interviewed Elizabeth Mackey (Sr. Business Development Manager, MSN Health & Lifestyle) about the launch of Glo.com, a new women’s lifestyle Web site from MSN. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV7Z3yF_9NE Glo has a unique layout that looks more like a printed magazine than a Web site, save the navigation bar at the top and, of course, the …

WSJ Uses Foursquare: What It Could Mean for Publishing

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson The Wall Street Journal announced yesterday that it has launched “The Greater New York,” a local section of the newspaper dedicated to covering New York City. In addition, WSJ unveiled its new Foursquare account associated with its “Greater New York” news section “in an effort to help readers explore locations around the city.” Foursquare is a location-based …

Richard Nash gives “best speech about the future of books” in Canada

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson “Assuming that the physical book is the only incarnation for the writer-reader connection is, I think, a mistake,” said Richard Nash during his presentation at the BookNet Canada conference called “Calculated Risk: Adventures in Book Publishing” on March 25 in Toronto, Canada. The crux of Nash’s presentation was about supply and demand. The current supply chain that …

Interview with PW President George Slowik

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson It was announced on April 5 that former publisher George Slowik purchased Publishers Weekly. Slowik is a former publisher of PW, and his plans for the trade publication include international and digital expansion. I had a chance to interview Slowik about his plans for the future of PW: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfygYj7XFXQ

Should We Fear the Digital Economy Bill?

In Hannah's Perspective by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Yesterday, the UK passed a controversial piece of legislation called the Digital Economy Bill. The bill is intended to protect copyright holders against piracy and illegal filesharing online. While many companies would like to combat and stop online piracy of intellectual property, protests against the bill have grown steadily since it was introduced last year. The decision …

Publishers Weekly Bought by Former Publisher

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Publishers Weekly announced today that one of its former publishers, George Slowik, has bought the magazine, including the Web site and the Publishers Weekly Show Daily, the printed book fair publication that is produced during BookExpo America each year. PW was first offered for sale in February 2008, along with other Reed Business publications, including Library Journal …

First Thoughts on the iPad

In Hannah's Perspective by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson The Apple iPad shipped in the United States over the weekend, and I’ve added my video review to the growing wave of iPad chatter. If you bought one and have thoughts about it, let Publishing Perspectives know in the comments or via Twitter @pubperspectives. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8mNu9CkpY4

Are You Flying British Airways to Bologna? Not Anymore!

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson As reported in the Bookseller today, British Airways cabin crews have announced strikes that will affect travel both before and after the Bologna Children’s Book Fair this year, which will be held March 23-26. The strikes are scheduled to take place on March 20-22 and March 27-30. British Airways says that not all of its flights during …

Bookish Guide to SXSW

In Hannah's Perspective by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson I love to recount the story of how Penguin tried to host a panel at the 2009 South by Southwest Interactive conference (SXSW) and how the audience ate the panelists alive with snark via Twitter and accusations about unfair gatekeeping practices (read about it here, here and here). Afterwards, one of the panelists explained the audience-speaker clash …