#BEA11: International Rights – “Hope In A Rapidly Changing World”

In Global Trade Talk by Rachel Aydt

By Rachel Aydt International rights deals provide a growing revenue stream many agents, even as advances from publishers continue to shrink. Tuesday’s panel “What is the Low-Down on the Global Publishing Marketplace?” panel moderated by agent Ira Silverberg of Sterling Lord Literistic, offered several tips, observations and “best practices” for working in the field of international rights. Mr. Silverberg spoke …

#BEA11: The “New Era” of the Author is Imminent

In What's the Buzz by Rachel Aydt

By Rachel Aydt BookExpo is nothing if not obsessed this year with the challenges of digital book publishing. The panel “New and Evolving Publishing Models: What Works,” offered a variety of perspectives from an esteemed group of boldfaced names including moderator: Brian O’Leary, Principal, Magellan Media Consulting Partners, overseen by Jeff Sharp, President, Open Road Media; Lou Aronica, Co-founder, The Story …

#BEA11: Charade Classes, Robot Librarians, and Women Writers, Oh My!

In Erin's Perspective by Erin L. Cox

Panelists at the second annual 7x20x21 event at BEA posed more questions than they answered about storytelling and the future of libraries. By Erin L. Cox If you are on Twitter and are tapped into publishing circles, you likely know Kobo’s Ami Greko (@amiwithani) and FSG’s Ryan Chapman (@chapmanchapman) who organize the, now annual, 7x20x21 panel at BookExpo America. Unfortunately, …

#BEA11: The Inertia of Possibility and Decisions for the Future

In What's the Buzz by Erin L. Cox

Publishers, editors, agents and freelancers are free to trail-blaze their way through a changing publishing industry. By Erin L. Cox For the last few years, as publishers go from print to e-publishing and so many people leave traditional publishing or trail-blaze into new sectors — technology, entertainment, social networking — and discover how those intersect with book publishing, it creates …

#BEA11: The Early Stages of Enhanced E-books

In What's the Buzz by Guest Contributor

By Brittany Hazelwood The IDPF Digital Book Conference concluded yesterday by addressing the the uncertain state of enhanced e-books and their business implications. The panelists of the final breakout session — including Peter Balis (John Wiley & Sons), Brad Inman (Vook) and both Massaki Hagino and Daihei Shiohama (Voyager Japan) — were united in their support for enhanced e-books. Balis, …

BEA Video Interviews: Ted Hill, Publishing Consultant

In What's the Buzz by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka “The question I’m trying to answer is the same everyone is trying to answer: what does the shift from print to digital publishing mean in terms of sales and marketing infrastructure and the systems you need to support it. What I’m telling my clients is they need to figure out what to do when retailers cut down …

#BEA11: New Data Shows Growth Across the Publishing Industry

In Global Trade Talk by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Today, the Association of American Publishers (AAP) and the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) presented a new statistics report called BookStats, aimed at providing more complete data to the publishing industry. The aim of the report, according to Dominique Raccah of Sourcebooks, will be to show “how publishers develop, repurpose and recast content.” The full report will …

#BEA11: What’s Next for the Book?

In What's the Buzz by Guest Contributor

The biggest challenger to traditional publishing will likely come from someone raising money on Kickstarter.com. By Kathleen Sweeney If publishers could create a crystal ball app for the Future of the Book, it would be a mega-hit. With e-readers competing with mobile devices, the definition of the book is changing along with the marketplace. That much is known. What is …