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Helen Gregg

Win THE BOX by Günter Grass

In What's the Buzz by Helen Gregg

The German Book Office’s December Book of the Month is THE BOX by Günter Grass. Want to win a FREE copy? Send your name and mailing address to gregg (at) newyork (dot) gbo (dot) org. Every tenth entry will win a free copy, until our supply runs out. (Contest only open to residents of the continental United States.) Keep up-to-date …

Win THE WEEKEND by Bernhard Schlink

In What's the Buzz by Helen Gregg

By Helen Gregg The German Book Office’s November Book of the Month is The Weekend by Bernhard Schlink, author of The Reader. Want to win a FREE copy? Send your name and mailing address to gregg (at) newyork (dot) gbo (dot) org. Every tenth entry will win a free copy, until our supply runs out. (Contest only open to residents …

Skipping Steps: How Web 2.0 Technology Can Transform Our Industry (and
 our Lives)

In What's the Buzz by Helen Gregg

By Riky Stock Attending Web 2.0 at the Sheraton New York this week along with
 visionaries, marketing professionals, and web experts was like stepping
 into the future and realizing the future really isn’t that far away. 
In my version of the immediate future I imagine myself owning own a pair
 of “augmented reality visors” just like the ones I learned …

Focus on the Digital at the Sparks Stage in Hall 8.0

In Frankfurt Tips by Helen Gregg

As part of its Sparks initiative, the Frankfurt Book Fair is hosting three days of events focusing on all things digital at the brand new Sparks Stage (8.0 P 923). Come listen to discussions and interviews with leaders in the digital publishing field, and learn about the future of the industry. Sparks Stage Schedule of Events: Wednesday, October 6 10:30-11:00am …

Publishers Weekly E-book Rights Panel Focuses on the Financial

In Global Trade Talk by Helen Gregg

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 Random House’s Café Auditorium, the four panelists -– Neil de Young, Executive Director, Hachette Digital; Paul Aiken, Executive Director, Authors Guild; Lloyd Jassin, attorney; and Scott Waxman, Waxman Literary Agency –- spoke mainly on the …

Apple’s Digital Newsstand: Should Publishers Sign On?

In What's the Buzz by Helen Gregg

By Helen Gregg A potential deal between Apple and major periodical publishers has already been covered by The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg News. Apple is moving forward with plans to sell magazines and newspapers on the iPad though its iTunes store, and recently the company has begun approaching publishers. A few days after Bloomberg’s story, the Journal cited reports …

Frankfurt Tip: Make a Custom Events List

In Frankfurt Tips by Helen Gregg

By Helen Gregg As of this posting, there were over 3,000 entries in the 2010 Frankfurt Book Fair Calendar of Events. To help you find and save the events you are interested in attending, the Fair has introduced a new tool to create a custom PDF list of events that interest you. To create your list: Start with the advanced …

Meet International First-time Exhibitors in Hall 5.0

In Frankfurt Tips by Helen Gregg

By Helen Gregg At Frankfurt this year, take advantage of the chance to meet first-time exhibitors from developing countries. Every year, the Frankfurt Book Fair and the German Federal Foreign Office sponsor about two dozen publishers that have never been to Frankfurt so they do business with the international publishing community at the Fair. Called the Invitation Program for Exhibitors, participating …

Don’t Miss the Rights Directors’ Meeting!

In Frankfurt Tips by Helen Gregg

By Helen Gregg This year, the International Rights Directors’ Meeting will focus on digital rights, and the challenges and opportunities new technology presents to rights directors. The International Rights Directors’ Meeting will be held on October 5, the day before the show floor opens, from 2:00-5:00pm in the Europa conference room in Hall 4.0. In an interview, Chairperson David Bowers, …