#BEA11: New Data Shows Growth Across the Publishing Industry

In Global Trade Talk by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Today, the Association of American Publishers (AAP) and the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) presented a new statistics report called BookStats, aimed at providing more complete data to the publishing industry. The aim of the report, according to Dominique Raccah of Sourcebooks, will be to show “how publishers develop, repurpose and recast content.” The full report will …

#BEA11: Publishers Debate Future of Enhanced E-books at IDPF Conference

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson In a roundtable discussion at the IDPF Digital Book Conference, panelists — Evan Schnittman (Bloomsbury), Dominique Raccah (Sourcebooks) and Richard Nash (Red Lemonade, Cursor) — discussed the future of the publishing business by way of enhanced e-books and apps. Raccah, the CEO of mid-sized publisher Sourcebooks, was the lone champion of both enhanced e-books and apps on …

Storytime Goes Digital: Assessing the Children’s E-Book and App Market at TOC Bologna

In Guest Contributors by Guest Contributor

O’Reilly’s Tools of Change conference at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair focused on apps vs. e-books, legacy publishers vs. start-ups, and adapting to this digital world. By Sophie Rochester The children’s market is a huge opportunity within the digital publishing arena, but for the first time, computer and tech publishing giant O’Reilly Media took it’s “Tools of Change” conference on …

Will E-books Make or Break Independent Publishers?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story is a profile of Jeffrey Lependorf, executive director of the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses. In the article, Lependorf notes that one of the priorities going forward is to help small and independent presses to traverse the tricky digital landscape. The CLMP is assisting them with issues such as digital conversion and distribution. …

The True Cost of Going Digital

In What's the Buzz by Daniel Kalder

By Daniel Kalder Digital publishing is transforming the book trade. But are publishers really prepared to grasp the challenges — not only technical but also financial — that transitioning to this brave new world involves? Dominique Raccah — founder, publisher and chief executive of Sourcebooks, one of the largest independent book publishers in the USA — thinks not. “It isn’t …

Can Poetry Turn a Profit Online?

In Digital by Guest Contributor

By Mark Garcia-Prats Even for a poetry lover, PoetrySpeaks.com (PS) can be overwhelming. The site features poetry blogs, weekly highlighted poets, and — perhaps of most importance — a fully-searchable archive of poems (available to purchase in both text and audio format). There’s also a poetry book store and a forum to post and view video of poetry performances. The …