About the Author

Erin L. Cox

Erin L. Cox is the Business Development Director for Publishing Perspectives and a Senior Associate at Rob Weisbach Creative Management, where she represents writers and handles publicity and advertising clients.

Global Trade Talk: Limited Edition Sony Reader; Bookstore Sales Down; German Business Climate Up

In Global Trade Talk by Erin L. Cox

By Erin Cox and Siobhan O’Leary The Bookseller reports that Random House has partnered with Sony to create an exclusive limited edition Reader Pocket Edition for James Patterson. Reasoning behind the deal comes from Jonathan Davis, digital publisher at Random House, who said: “The bundle of a limited edition device plus exclusive content make for a distinctive and ideal Christmas …

“No digital solution for doing the dishes”

In Feature Articles by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox Two things that don’t naturally go together are food and computers, but yesterday’s “Cooking Digital, Digital Cooking” in the Gourmet Gallery shared some innovative new ways to bring the experience of cooking online. Panelists Patrik Jaros, a Michelin-starred chef, and Rocco Georgi, co-founder and developer of PavingWays, have both created applications for smartphones. Jaros, author of …

Seen and Heard: Baco Club, Argentine Private Wine Club

In Feature Articles by Erin L. Cox

Among the exhibitors at the Gourmet Gallery in Hall 5.0 is the Baco Club, a company which runs a private wine club in Argentina. “We have 7,000 members have been going for twenty years,” says editorial director Mariana Gil Juncal, who is responsible for publishing the Club’s catalog, elixir magazine, and more recently, wine guides. Their new book, El vino …

What’s Cooking, Chef Geir Skeie?

In Feature Articles by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox In January of this year, Norwegian Chef Geir Skeie became an international cooking sensation when he lead the Norwegian team to the gold medal at the Bocuse d’Or—an event known around the world as the Olympics of Food. Not only has he won one of the food world’s most prestigious prizes, he has also won the …

Amazon Kindle International, Week Two

In Feature Articles by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox A week after the international edition of the Amazon Kindle launched, Amazon’s David Naggar, Vice President for Kindle Content, took part in the STM Conference. While he came to appeal to STM publishers to increase the e-books and journals they offer on the Kindle, he also indulged the audience by answering some questions. On rights: “Open …

“Piracy Isn’t Really an Issue:” STM in the Digital Age

In Feature Articles by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox Digital publishing is a huge focus of the Fair this year, yet no one is further along that road than the STM publishers. At yesterday’s STM Frankfurt Conference entitled “Surviving Our Mid-Life Crisis: Forward from Forty,” Science, Technical, and Medical (STM) publishers discussed the already successful tools they use for reaching users digitally while also illustrating …

What’s Cooking, Chef Wan?

In Feature Articles by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L Cox Few can top Chef Wan. He is one of Malaysia’s most celebrated icons and a star of the Asian Food Channel, as well as having hosted shows in numerous other countries including Malaysia, Singapore and the United States. What’s more, he’s published eight cookbooks, and is also a comedian, talk-show host, and has acted on stage …

“The Red Tent” Meets “Exodus”

In Feature Articles by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox NEW YORK: Bestselling author Anita Diamant spent 48 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list with her novel The Red Tent and later won widespread critical acclaim for her follow-up, The Last Days of Dogtown. Her latest novel Day After Night was published earlier this month. It is the fictional account of a group of young …

Frank McCourt and the Texas Kid: What I Learned About Private Planes, Irish Accents, and Fame

In Feature Articles by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox Sunday marked the passing of Pulitzer Prize-winning memoirist Frank McCourt.  Best known for his internationally bestselling memoir about his poor, Irish childhood, Angela’s Ashes, Frank was also a beloved New York City schoolteacher, playwright, and a fantastic storyteller. What I worry about is that people will think of Frank only as the poor boy from Limerick, …

Bonus Material: How to Pack (Books) for Summer Vacation

In Discussion by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox Home is where your stack of books is… Maybe you, like me, have a stack of books sitting on your nightstand or piled next to your bed.  I love that stack of books.  I cultivate it like some people cultivate gardens.  I take a book off here, add a book there — all according to my …