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, was one of the speakers with a talk entitled “Advance Your Career with DIY Publishing.” Publishing Perspectives was able to speak with …

The International Forum of the Novel, The Villa Gillet

In News by Erin L. Cox

By Cédric Duroux This week, The Villa Gillet and Le Monde, in partnership with France Inter, hosted The International Forum on the Novel. Raphaëlle Rérolle and Guy Walter are the co-directors of the event. This is an event where writers, translators and the literary press come together for discussions about contemporary literature. Yet other fields such as the sciences and …

Publishing Perspectives is One Year Old!

In Hannah's Perspective by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Today, we are eating giant cupcakes with mountains of frosting to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the launch of Publishing Perspectives. Our first official email newsletter went out during BEA 2009. At the time, I remember there was an air of uncertainty in publishing. At book events around the world, people were talking less about books and …

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.