Following Recent Events, Will You Explore the Mid-East and North Africa for Opportunities in 2011?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

*+-The landscape for publishers to explore the Middle East and North Africa for opportunities has never been better. By Edward Nawotka Earlier this month on Publishing Perspectives Egyptian e-book publisher Ramy Habeeb argued that Western publishers had a responsibility to bring “pluralism” to the Middle East publishing community, something they can do by participating in the rebirth of the free and open …

E-Book Lending: Boon or Bane to Publishers?

In Digital by Guest Contributor

*+-Editorial by Chip O’Brien, BookSwim.com “The reality is that the biggest threat to book-writers and publishers is that their works are simply invisible to people who get all their information from the Internet.” – Cory Doctorow E-book lending may not seem in the best interest of publishers, but it will only lead to additional sales, argue the creators of new …

Is Monetizing the Used E-book Market the Next Big Opportunity?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

*+-By Edward Nawotka A little more than ten years ago a furor arose in the book world when Amazon.com announced that it planned to sell both new and used editions of the same book on the same Web page. Publisher vehemently opposed what they saw as a move that could cannibalize new book sales and benefit the retailer. Previously, you …

Agent Sharlene Martin Publishes E-book on Obama Party Crashers

In What's the Buzz by Edward Nawotka

*+-By Noel Griese Andrew Wylie isn’t the only agent moving into publishing e-books. Now Seattle-based agent Sharlene Martin, has also become a publisher as well as a literary agent. Her agency, Martin Literary Management, represents mostly inspirational memoirs, celebrity biographies, true crime and commercial nonfiction. Martin’s agency published Cirque Du Salahi: Be Careful Who You Trust on September 15. It’s …

Toshiba to Launch an E-book Store

In What's the Buzz by Helen Gregg

*+-By Helen Gregg Toshiba is set to launch a new e-book store in the next few weeks, reported TeleRead. Powered by Blio, the new Book Place site will offer current bestsellers, along with cookbooks, travel guides, children’s books, and textbooks. From the press release: “Toshiba Book Place will offer you a full-color, 3-D, interactive reading experience – powered by Blio, …