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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.

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 …

Seth Godin’s What Matters Now for Free

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Early this morning, Seth Godin made his latest book, What Matters Now, available as a free PDF download. You can download it here or read it on Scribd. The book is a collection of short contributions from over 70 thinkers (including authors, journalists, marketing experts and others) about issues that…matter now. The book quickly became a trending …

What’s the Buzz: Working with Netbook Makers; LeWeb Starts Tomorrow; Mediabistro Launches E-book Newsletter

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson On Teleread, David Rothman poses an interesting question: Should publishers form relationships with netbook makers like Hewlett-Packard? Rothman believes that more consumers will be trying out e-books in the coming year on netbooks, not dedicated e-readers. Year-to-date sales of netbooks have grown by 264%, and if prices continue to drop, publishers might want to consider ways they …