Browsing by topic: Publishers Weekly

Publishing’s 9/11 as Seen from the UK

UK publishing educator and journalist Kelvin Smith remembers September 11, 2001 and its effect on the book business, as experienced from abroad.

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Do Book Reviews Need a Numerical Rating System?

Most book reviews rely on a star system to rate books, but wouldn’t a more precise numerical system be better? By Edward Nawotka In today’s […]

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US Children’s Publishing Embraces Digital Changes

By Helen Gregg On Tuesday, December 7, Publisher’s Weekly and Digital Book World hosted an online seminar (or webinar) called “Children’s Publishing in the Digital […]

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In the Digital World, What is the Future of the Institutional Library?

By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story looks at life at a prison library. Numerous institutions — prisons, hospitals, law firms, magazines, intelligence agencies — have […]

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Publishers Weekly E-book Rights Panel Focuses on the Financial

By Helen Gregg On September 28, Publishers Weekly hosted a panel called “Know Your E-book Rights,” the first event in its fall discussion series. In […]

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Random House and Wylie Negotiate New Royalty Rate on Digital Books

By Hannah Johnson There is a new royalty rate in town. Random House and The Wylie Agency have resolved their conflict over e-book rights, and […]

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Speech Act Protects Against “Libel Tourism”

By Helen Gregg On Tuesday, President Obama signed the Speech Act, a law intended to protect US publishers and journalists from facing libel charges in […]

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When Twilight Fades: Young Adult Fiction and the Dawn of the Next Big Thing

By Helen Gregg At a sold-out seminar last Tuesday hosted by Publisher’s Weekly, three panelists and a room full of representatives from the publishing industry […]

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It’s Official: Everyone is an Author…or at Least One Million Americans Are

By Edward Nawotka We’ll it’s confirmed: Yes, everyone really is an author. According to Publishers Weekly’s report on the annual publishing stats compiled by R.R. […]

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Interview with PW President George Slowik

By Hannah Johnson It was announced on April 5 that former publisher George Slowik purchased Publishers Weekly. Slowik is a former publisher of PW, and […]

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