Middle East Graphic Novelists Push Boundaries

In Growth Markets by Chip Rossetti

By Chip Rossetti • Last week, we looked the market for comic books and graphic novels in the Middle East is small, but growing. • In this, the second part of our two-part series, we examine how graphic novelists in the Middle East are pushing the boundaries of publishing by tackling controversial topics in their work, but also paying a price …

A Visit to Paris’s Famous Graves and Tea and Tattered Pages

In What's the Buzz by Edward Nawotka

Rachel Aydt PARIS: On a bright and sunny Wednesday, we set out to see the catacombs– I should have guessed we wouldn’t be the only tourists heading over to Montparnasse for a glimpse of the deep macabre; problem was, we weren’t exactly expecting the line to literally reach around the block and number into the several hundreds. We had grinned and …

Publishing on the iPad: “Like Playing 3-D Checkers”

In Ed's Perspective by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Sports Illustrated magazine was among the first major magazines to release a demo for tablets and the iPad. Their original offered some gee-whiz features – but was a prototype. The magazine has had an app available for the iPad since April, but this week it releases its first issue designed specifically for the iPad and it’s interesting …

Apple Reports 2 Million iPads Sold in 60 Days

In Hannah's Perspective by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson As reported in the New York Times on Monday, Apple has sold 2 million iPads over the course of 60 days. First available only in the United States only, iPads were shipped over the weekend to Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. It’s hard to believe that the iPad has only been …

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 …

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 …