New T-Shirt Designs in the PP Store

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson We’ve uploaded some cool, new designs to our t-shirt store over the last few days, all bookish and a little geeky. Today’s article inspired our latest design, the Back to Analog t-shirt. The article is about Nathan Dunn’s new company called Underwood, which produces vinyl recordings of short stories. With the help contemporary writers’ stories and cool …

#PubQT: Question Time with Ed Nawotka & Ron Hogan

In Ed's Perspective by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka What do you want to know about the publishing industry? Are you looking for tips on what author marketing techniques really work? Is that new e-reader device really a game changer? What’s the real significance about that executive shuffle you just heard about? Ron Hogan, former senior editor of GalleyCat and director of e-marketing strategy at Houghton …

Proof that Brooklyn Rocks the Literary World!

In Erin's Perspective by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox With this week’s release of the authors slated for The Brooklyn Book Festival, it seems clear that Brooklyn is the center of the literary universe.  As has been noted in an earlier story from our BEA coverage, Edward Nawotka, Publishing Perspectives‘ Editor in Chief, and I often diverge on the debate of Brooklyn’s literary presence and prowess.  …

Germans Lag Behind in Social Networking

In German Buch News by Siobhan O'Leary

By Siobhan O’Leary A survey of 1,700 PR and press professionals conducted by “news aktuell und Faktenkontor”, a subsidiary of the dpa, as reported in the Borsenblatt, reveals that only a third of German companies have developed a specific social media strategy and only one-tenth of them actually put their money where their Tweets are (i.e. budget additional funds for …

Skulduggery Pleasant Named Irish Book of the Decade

In What's the Buzz by Siobhan O'Leary

By Siobhan O’Leary The young adult title Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy has bested titles by heavyweights Colm Tóibín, Cecelia Ahern, John Banville and Colum McCann to win the Irish Book Of The Decade title awarded by the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards (the award ceremony will take place in November 2010). The book, part of a four title …

Publishing Perspectives’ T-Shirt Store Launches

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Today we’re pleased to announce the launch of our new t-shirt store at www.cafepress.com/pubperspectives. In addition to various merchandise with our fantastic PP logo, we will also continue to upload new, hipster designs as often as we can. Our first design was inspired by a story from our BEA print edition called “Teenage Thumb Tribes: Why Cell …

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. …