WePad Becomes WeTab, Delayed to September

In German Buch News by Siobhan O'Leary

By Siobhan O’Leary The tablet-formerly-known-as-WePad is facing a few challenges in the run-up to its launch. Firstly, Neofonie, the Berlin-based creator of the iPad rival has just announced that the launch of the WeTab will be pushed back three months to September. Pre-ordering will continue via amazon.de. As Buchreport points out, the WeTab is not the first much-hyped device to …

Four Big Ideas from Futurist, Publishing Prof Paul Saffo

In Global Trade Talk by Edward Nawotka

This article appeared in our print edition for BookExpo America 2010. You can read the original here. By Edward Nawotka Futurist and Stanford University professor Paul Saffo will be lecturing at the newly re-christened Yale Publishing Course being held July 18-23 in New Haven. As a long-time industry observer, he notes four things publishers can do now to improve their …

How to Spell “website” and Other Social Media Style Rules

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson The 2010 AP Stylebook is available today in print, and you might actually want to rush out and buy yourself a copy because there are some pretty interesting new “styles” in there. Mashable reported today that the AP Stylebook has been updated with 42 new rules about proper usage and spelling of technology and social media terms. …

Free Book Giveaway: One More Story by Ingo Schulze

In What's the Buzz by Helen Gregg

By Helen Gregg This month, the German Book Office NY is giving away 10 copies of our Book of the Month, One More Story by Ingo Schulze, a collection of short stories. New Year’s Eve 1999, Berlin. At a party to kick off the twenty-first century, Frank Reichert meets Julia, his lost love. Since their separation in the fall of …

2010 Arab American Book Award Winners

In Arabic Publishing by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka The  winners of the 2010 Arab American Book Award presented by the Arab American National Museum are: Fiction: Master of the Eclipse by Etel Adnan (Interlink) Non-Fiction: Angeleno Days: An Arab American Writer on Family, Place, and Politics by Gregory Orfalea (University of Arizona Press) Poetry: Diary of a Wave Outside the Sea: Poetry and Stories from …

Must-watch Video: Librarian Interpretation of Lady Gaga

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson If you have ever wondered what Lady Gaga would be like if she were a librarian, be sure to watch this video below. It was made by students and faculty at the University of Washington’s Information School. My favorite part is when they sing “can use my / can use my / can use my catalog”. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_uzUh1VT98

Amazon’s Jon Fine on Self-Publishing, Plans to Publish in Translation, and More

In News by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox On Monday, May 24th, Book Expo America hosted the DIY Authors Conference and Marketplace in association with Writer Magazine and The Gotham Writers’ Workshop. Jon Fine, Director of Author & Publisher Relations for Amazon.com, was one of the speakers with a talk entitled “Advance Your Career with DIY Publishing.” Publishing Perspectives was able to speak with …