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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.

Baker & Taylor and LibreDigital Announce Partnership

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson This morning at BookExpo America, Baker & Taylor and LibreDigital announced a new partnership agreement that will create “a one-stop” digital content delivery platform available for publishers of books, magazines and newspapers. The platform allows for delivery of digital content in a variety of formats and to multiple devices. With the expansion of the digital reading sphere …

What We Saw: Photos from BookExpo America

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

The loss of a day at BookExpo America only means more activity packed into less time. Publishers, booksellers and authors are making the most of the two-day show, cramming in meetings, book signings and socializing. Photographer Ben Papaleo caught all the action on camera. Here are some of the highlights.

Publishing Perspectives’ BEA Show Daily

In Europe by Hannah Johnson

Publishing Perspectives has produced a printed show daily in cooperation with Kirkus Reviews for BookExpo America 2010. Full of news from yesterday’s conference sessions, book reviews, interviews, and feature stories, the show daily will be distributed today from booths around the show floor at BEA. If you are attending BEA, be sure to pick up a copy. Or you can …

Job Listing: Community Manager at Penguin Group (USA)

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

From Penguin Group (USA): We are currently seeking a Community Manager for a new online project. This is a unique opportunity for someone with strong editorial skills and web knowledge to take on a non-traditional and entrepreneurial role within the company. Specifically, the Community Manager: **Please note that many of the details of the position are confidential at this stage.** …

WordPress as a Publishing Platform?

In Hannah's Perspective by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson There is an interesting post on the O’Reilly Tools of Change Blog today by Hugh McGuire about using WordPress as a book publishing platform. McGuire is the co-founder of Book Oven, which “helps teams of people turn manuscripts into finished books, and then publish them.” Basically, it provides an online environment for editing and producing a book. …

French Publishers Launch E-book Distribution Platform

In Global Trade Talk by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson The Bookseller reported today that France’s largest publishers will launch a joint e-book distribution platform in mid-June, with full operation of the system expected in September of this year. Publishers involved in the venture include Eden Books (Flammarion, Gallimard, La Martiniere/Le Seuil), Eplateforme (Editis, Média Participations, Michelin) and Numilog (Hachette Book Group). Distributor Epagine is also involved. …

Sign up for our BookExpo America Updates!

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson This year, in addition to producing a special BEA print edition with Kirkus Reviews, Publishing Perspectives will send out 2-3 news updates via email from BookExpo America. We’ll cover events, interview exhibitors and attendees, report on trends, and snap photos of the show. If you would like to receive our BEA updates, subscribe here and check the …

Is There a Digital Talent Emergency in Book Publishing?

In Discussion by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson In today’s feature story, we talk about tips to improve your online presence. The success of conferences like O’Reilly’s Web 2.0 Expo prove that book publishing is not the only industry that needs to more digitally literate employees. Shortly after the iPad was released, Lynne Seid of Heidrick & Struggles, a leadership advisory firm, said, “there is …

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 …