E-Books, Google Editions and Struggling Book Sales

In Digital by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox (This story originally appeared in the Publishing Perspectives show daily at the Frankfurt Book Fair on 7 October 2010. Download the complete show daily here or click on the image to view the online version.) Livres Hebdo, in partnership with Publishers Weekly, buchreport, and The Bookseller, hosted a panel yesterday titled “CEO Talk: The Global Ranking …

Our Evolving Publishing Vocabulary: Why Do We Use the Words We Do?

In Guest Contributors & Editorial by Edward Nawotka

• The traditional vocabulary we’ve used to describe publishing is breaking down. We now have traditional publishers, digital first publishers, self-publishers, and quasi-professional vanity presses all vying for our attention. • When is it appropriate to use each term? What are the differences? Here, we at Publishing Perspectives will try to explain the words we use and why. Editorial by Edward Nawotka As …

Advertise in our Frankfurt Book Fair Show Dailies

In News by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Reserve Ad Space Today! Publishing Perspectives will again publish three full-color, large-format print editions the Frankfurt Book Fair this year on 6, 7 and 8 October. As the ONLY publication with distribution throughout the entire fairgrounds and at key hotels and venues, our show dailies are the single best way for you to be seen and heard …

Melville House on How to Market Foreign Fiction by a Dead Author

In What's the Buzz by Chip Rossetti

By Chip Rossetti I want to thank Ed for letting me take a turn guest-editing Publishing Perspectives while he takes a well-deserved break — even if, in Ed’s case, it’s a working vacation. It’s been amazing to witness the growth of Publishing Perspectives in the last year-and-a-half: it’s hard to believe it was only at BEA 2009 that Ed first …

PP Weekly Poll: How Many Vampire Novels Have You Read This Year?

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Publishing Perspectives is starting a weekly poll to find out what you are reading, what you think and how you are shaping the publishing industry. Since it’s summer, we’ll start with an easy one (inspired by today’s feature article — an interview with YA author Adam Rex). And more for your reading and commenting pleasure, Ed Nawotka …

Have You Taken Our Reader Survey Yet?

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson If you have a couple of minutes to spare, fill out our Reader Survey! We want to know what you think and how we can improve Publishing Perspectives for you. TAKE THE SURVEY At the end of the survey, you can enter your name and email address for a chance to win a fantastic FREE t-shirt from …

#PubQT: Question Time with Ed Nawotka & Ron Hogan

In Ed's Perspective by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka What do you want to know about the publishing industry? Are you looking for tips on what author marketing techniques really work? Is that new e-reader device really a game changer? What’s the real significance about that executive shuffle you just heard about? Ron Hogan, former senior editor of GalleyCat and director of e-marketing strategy at Houghton …

Publishing Perspectives’ T-Shirt Store Launches

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Today we’re pleased to announce the launch of our new t-shirt store at www.cafepress.com/pubperspectives. In addition to various merchandise with our fantastic PP logo, we will also continue to upload new, hipster designs as often as we can. Our first design was inspired by a story from our BEA print edition called “Teenage Thumb Tribes: Why Cell …