Join the 50th Anniversary Celebration of To Kill a Mockingbird

In What's the Buzz by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox July 11th marks the 50th Anniversary of the publication of Harper Lee’s classic To Kill a Mockingbird. Publisher HarperCollins has pulled out all the stops and created a summer-long anniversary celebration, bringing together those that have loved the book in a variety of ways. Want to show your love for To Kill a Mockingbird?  HarperCollins offers a …

Indie Bookstore for Sale at BookExpo: “Rare Opportunity!”

In What's the Buzz by Karen Holt

By Karen Holt Where would you advertise if you had a bookstore to sell? Why not a booksellers convention? That’s what one independent bookstore store owner is doing. A woman — she says she was hired by the owner but isn’t authorized to reveal the name of the store of its owner — walked the convention floor Wednesday carrying a …

E-book Sales Statistics from BISG Survey

In Resources, What's the Buzz by Karen Holt

By Karen Holt E-book sales grew exponentially in the first quarter of 2010, jumping from just 1.5% of total US book sales in 2009 to 5% of the market in the first quarter of 2010, said Kelly Gallagher, vice president of publishing services at R.R. Bowker, who presented the findings of Book Industry Study Group (BISG) research Wednesday during BookExpo …

Baker & Taylor and LibreDigital Announce Partnership

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson This morning at BookExpo America, Baker & Taylor and LibreDigital announced a new partnership agreement that will create “a one-stop” digital content delivery platform available for publishers of books, magazines and newspapers. The platform allows for delivery of digital content in a variety of formats and to multiple devices. With the expansion of the digital reading sphere …

What We Saw: Photos from BookExpo America

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

The loss of a day at BookExpo America only means more activity packed into less time. Publishers, booksellers and authors are making the most of the two-day show, cramming in meetings, book signings and socializing. Photographer Ben Papaleo caught all the action on camera. Here are some of the highlights.

7x20x21: BEA’s Publishing Pecha Kucha

In What's the Buzz by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox Yesterday, the second annual “7x20x21” panel was hosted by Farrar, Straus & Giroux Online Marketing Manager Ryan Chapman and Ami (with an i) Greko, of Get Glue and The New Sleekness. The panel was a presentation in the Japanese Pecha Kucha style, giving each presenter a seven minute window to speak, while showing a backdrop of …

Sell, Sell, Sell: OpenSky’s Wants to Help You Monetize Your Blog

In What's the Buzz by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka If you’re a publisher, writer or blogger looking to generate more money from your site beyond merely selling books, you should learn about OpenSky. OpenSky media is a new platform that works with content publishers to fashion tailored Web stores for their sites. “It’s ultimately a platform for direct business building,” says Mary Ann Naples, VP for …

BookSwim Plays “Telephone” at BEA

In What's the Buzz by Karen Holt

By Karen Holt If someone hands you a spiral-bound notebook during BEA and asks you to begin writing where they left off, consider it your chance to become a published author. If you’re already a published author, that’s okay, too. The notebooks are part of an innovative (and surprisingly spontaneous) marketing campaign by BookSwim, the company that bills itself as …

The Russians Have Landed

In Global Trade Talk by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka For the first time in many years the Russian Federation has taken a collective stand at BookExpo America. “The goal,” said Vladimir V. Grigoriev, deputy head of the Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communication, “is to re-introduce American readers to the rich literary culture of Russia. They tend to think of our 19th century writers, but …