Ed’s Perspective

Opinion pieces on book publishing from Edward Nawotka

Offered Without Comment: B&N’s “Literary” Magazines & the NYTimes

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The literary magazines at a Barnes & Noble include Tin House, The Paris Review, Mad Magazine and comics, while a New York Times renewal offers a year for $1099.

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DOJ v Apple: Jedi Mind Tricks, Double Deletes and Spiderwebs

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The Department of Justice’s trial against Apple for alleged ebook price fixing has had more than a few moments of entertaining linguistic absurdity.

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PP’s May Column for Italy’s Giornale della Libreria: Vertical Publishing

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Publishing Perspectives has begun a monthly column to Italian publishing trade journal Giornale della Libreria. This month we look at vertical publishing.

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Why Print Books Still Matter to Developing & Growth Economies

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While in the West talk endlessly about the death of print, billions of people around the world have never seen an e-reader. And to them, books are a luxury.

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3 Reasons HarperCollins 360 Took So Long to Start

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Money, marketing and management all likely prevented HarperCollins from offering all its English titles to global readers at once, but that’s finally changed.

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An E-Reader for the Rest of Us: OLPC to Launch $100 Tablet

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At CES this week, One Laptop Per Child is showing off a new $100 tablet computer with a low-power, full color screen for developing nations.

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Trends in American Publishing: 2011 in Review

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In 2011 self-publishing and e-books turned the industry on its head. But Barnes & Noble, Amazon and Harry Potter still made headlines.

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Thank You For a Great Year in 2011

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Thank you to our readers, colleagues, supporters and friends for making 2011 a success for Publishing Perspectives.

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