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Helen Gregg

WIN “Fame” by Daniel Kehlmann

In What's the Buzz by Helen Gregg

The German Book Office’s September Book of the Month is Fame by Daniel Kehlmann. From the press release: “Fame and facelessness, truth and deception, spin their way through all nine episodes of this captivating, wickedly funny, and perpetually surprising novel as paths cross and plots thicken, as characters become real people and real people morph into characters. The result is …

Approaching Deadline: Submit to the Frankfurt Calendar of Events

In Frankfurt Tips by Helen Gregg

By Helen Gregg With only 37 days left until the Frankfurt Book Fair, many deadlines are rapidly approaching. The next upcoming deadline is for submissions to the Calendar of Events. Although the official list says the deadline is today, entries can be submitted for the print edition through Friday, September 5. Entries for the online edition may be submitted through …

DLD Conference Comes to Beijing

In Global Trade Talk by Helen Gregg

by Helen Gregg DLD (Digital – Life – Design), a three-day cross-industry conference focusing on the creative aspects of digital media and marketing, will come to Asia for the first time in September. DLD is a project of Hubert Burda Media, one of the largest publishing groups in Germany. Originally held only in Munich, DLD has since expanded to host …

Equipment Rental and Service Contractors in Frankfurt

In Frankfurt Tips by Helen Gregg

By Helen Gregg For any rentals, catering, or other services you may need, visit the Service Contractors section of the Frankfurt Book Fair website to find catalogs, order forms, and contact information for various suggested contractors. For tips for getting what you need at your booth, keep reading! Internet There is free Wi-Fi this year for all exhibitors. However, because …

Coming Soon: Advertisements in E-books

In What's the Buzz by Helen Gregg

By Helen Gregg In a Wall Street Journal opinion piece published this morning, Ron Adner, a professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, and William Vincent, a former Houghton Mifflin editor, declare the inevitability of advertisements in e-books. Falling e-book prices (and profits for publishers), combined with the advertising-friendly digital format, may very well make in-book advertising …

Speech Act Protects Against “Libel Tourism”

In What's the Buzz by Helen Gregg

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 countries with more stringent defamation laws, reported Publisher’s Weekly. Putting an end to “libel tourism,” the law ensures American authors are protected by the First Amendment for material produced in the United States, and prevents …

“Unknown Tales” and Choosing Your Own Adventure with a Click

In What's the Buzz by Helen Gregg

By Helen Gregg The Choose Your Own Adventure books of my middle-school youth involving flipping through pages to discover the fate of my protagonist. Today, eBookNewser reported on a website that offers the same adventurous reading without the risk of paper cuts. Unknown Tales is a free website that allows visitors to choose a genre (action/adventure, crime, horror, mystery, romance, …

California Coffeehouses and Book Culture

In What's the Buzz by Helen Gregg

By Helen Gregg The bans on computers that are becoming more prevalent in California cafés and coffeehouses are often extended to e-readers, reported eBookNewser this morning. In an effort to keep out squatters, many cafes in the state have disabled free Wi-Fi, given out time-sensitive Wi-Fi passwords, or even covered electrical outlets to keep traffic moving and keep space at …

WIN Three Novellas from Melville House – the German Book Office’s Book(s) of the Month!

In What's the Buzz by Helen Gregg

All books have now been given away. Thank you to everyone who entered! For August, the German Book Office is featuring three novellas from Melville House, all translated from the German. All three are part of Melville House’s ‘Art of the Novella’ line. A German classic, Michael Kohlhaas tells the story of a sixteenth-century man who suffers injustice and takes …

Hong Kong Book Fair Introduces Digital Publishing Section

In Global Trade Talk by Helen Gregg

by Helen Gregg For the first time, the Hong Kong Book Fair has devoted an area of the packed show floor to digital publishing and technology exhibitors, reported the New York Times. The new digital book and e-publishing zone at the week-long fair features over twenty technology companies showcasing their products to the almost 900,000 attendees expected by tomorrow’s closing …