*+-The New York Times reports that educational publisher Pearson has been ‘monitoring student media’ to find possible leaks of the company’s tests.
*+-Emily Morrow discusses how Scholastic’s This is Teen online community has helped the company connect with a passionate community of YA readers online.
*+-Hachette has partnered with Gumroad, a company that enables direct sales through Twitter, to see if the social media platform can sell books.
*+-Add products to your Amazon shopping cart with a tweet. Will this new cooperation between Amazon and Twitter help publisher sell more books on social media?
*+-Bernard Pivot is the new president of the Académie Goncourt, a perfect role for ‘the best informed man on what is happening today in the world of books in France and even abroad.’
*+-Several campaigns have started this year to encourage readers to pickup and appreciate more books by women writers.
*+-Dozens of top authors will join the #TwitterFiction Festival, March 12-16, and will take on the challenge of story-telling in 140 characters.
*+-Is it appropriate to include an author’s twitter handle when tweeting a review of said author’s book? David Duhr investigates and critics weigh in.
*+-This week’s #EtherIssue with Porter Anderson looks at gender perceptions in book and author promotions, as well as year-end lists. Live Twitter chat Dec. 11 at 11 am EST.
*+-Whether following from abroad or tweeting from the conferences, here are the essential hashtags for The Frankfurt Book Fair.