New Summertime T-Shirts from Publishing Perspectives

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson We’ve got some great, new designs in our t-shirt store in time for those mid-summer vacations, weekend barbecues, and day trips to the beach. For you James Joyce fans out there, we’ve got Bloomsday t-shirts for men and women. Let other people know that you like to dress up in Edwardian outfits on June 16 each year, …

3D Consumer Camera, Russia Bans YouTube, EU Lobbied on Privacy

In Tech Digest by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Welcome to the first Tech Digest roundup of noteworthy links about new technology, digital developments, social media, cool gadgets, and more. Without further ado, here is today’s digest: Amazon Announces New Kindle As everyone predicted this week when they saw the Kindle was out-of-stock, Amazon has announced a “smaller, lighter, faster” Kindle. It looks like Amazon is …

Hong Kong is Eager to Follow the Fashion of Mobile Reading

In Global Trade Talk by Wuping Zhao

By Wuping Zhao Reading e-books on Kindle-like e-readers is out of fashion, according to various reports from the 21st Hong Kong Book Fair which was held from 21st to 27th July, 2010. Mobile is the new e-reading platform of choice. Like the Paris Salon du Livre, the annual Hong Kong Book Fair is mainly for the local public to buy …

Dropping by the Almost Corner Bookshop in Rome’s Trastevere

In Global Trade Talk by Rachel Aydt

By Rachel Aydt New York writer Rachel Aydt is traveling through Europe this summer, and has been filing occasional posts on her bookish adventures. Today, she visits an English-language bookshop in Rome. We headed to Rome for a few days after spending two days with my mom and stepdad, who’d done an apartment swap in Anzio (despite its somber WWII …

Spanish E-books Go Mobile with Telecom Giant Telefónica

In Global Trade Talk by Emily Williams

By Emily Williams Spanish telecom giant Telefónica and the Spanish Association of Publishers’ Guilds shook hands on a deal that allows the publishers to avail themselves of Telefónica’s technical expertise. The press release implies help with digitizing content (with a strong emphasis on standards that suggests adherence to the epub format), as well as access to Telefónica’s customer base through …

Wylie’s Odyssey Editions Explained by Chad Post

In Hannah's Perspective by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Over at the Three Percent blog, Chad Post of Open Letter Books (and next week’s guest editor on Publishing Perspectives) wrote a great in-depth article on Wylie’s Odyssey Editions. He looks at the holes (or lack thereof, depending on whose side you’re on) that exist in publishing contracts of the past which encouraged Wylie to begin publishing …

OpenSky’s the Limit on Good Morning America

In What's the Buzz by Chip Rossetti

By Chip Rossetti If you were watching Good Morning America yesterday, you might have seen a plug for a media company that was recently featured here on Publishing Perspectives: OpenSky, a platform that helps create tailored Web stores by pairing up content publishers with product suppliers. On Monday’s program, GMA’s workplace contributor Tory Johnston talked about OpenSky as a great …

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 …

Melville House on How to Market Foreign Fiction by a Dead Author

In What's the Buzz by Chip Rossetti

By Chip Rossetti I want to thank Ed for letting me take a turn guest-editing Publishing Perspectives while he takes a well-deserved break — even if, in Ed’s case, it’s a working vacation. It’s been amazing to witness the growth of Publishing Perspectives in the last year-and-a-half: it’s hard to believe it was only at BEA 2009 that Ed first …

German Indie Publishers Celebrate and Promote at Fifth Annual Gathering

In German Buch News by Siobhan O'Leary

By Siobhan O’Leary On Saturday, German-language independent publishers and their fans gathered together at the beautiful Literarisches Colloquium villa in Berlin for the fifth year in a row to hear readings by some of the most respected voices in German independent publishing. The event drew an impressive crowd of literature enthusiasts. Hosted by the Literarisches Colloquium Berlin (LCB), the event …