Premiering on Tuesday, 8 October 2013, CONTEC Frankfurt features a global roster of speakers and attendees from over 20 countries, and a programme that integrates the interests of the entire international publishing industry — trade and educational publishers, agents, techies, authors, librarians, and more. That’s what makes CONTEC the perfect pre-Frankfurt event. CONTEC goes far beyond the talking head lectures …
Porter Anderson’s recap of publishing buzz eviscerates AWP’s poor leadership, covers SFWA’s battle with Random’s new contracts, Richard Nash’s defense of literature and more.
George Lossius forecasts a year of significant change for academic publishing, including more consolidation, improved digital textbooks and the rise of mobile.
Porter Anderson curates the best web clips for authors, including Random House’s Facebook success, male vs. female genre writing, self-publishing success in the UK and more.
This week Porter Anderson offers excerpts from The Bookseller’s Digital Census, takes on Guy Kawasaki’s artisanal publishing and offers much more dish for authors.
A presentation at the Frankfurt Book Fair explored how publishers can take a lesson on metadata and discoverability from online academic journals.
While demand for data mining of scholarly content is mounting, lack of standardization of search technologies, interfaces and licensing terms hinders its use.
PP’s series, Publishing People We Admire, considers ex-Marvel editor-in-chief Jim Shooter, a man our writer says ‘is the best publishing blogger in the world.’
By Siobhan O’Leary BERLIN: Last month’s annual German Book Office Editor’s Trip to Berlin and Munich brought six university press editors from the US together with an array of German scholarly and STM publishers. Participants included Marguerite Avery, Senior Acquisitions Editor, The MIT Press; Jean Black, Executive Editor, Yale University Press; Jennifer Crewe, Associate Director and Editorial Director, Columbia University …
By Belinda Otas LONDON: The Southbank is one of Europe’s largest arts centers and is celebrated worldwide for the diversity of its artistic programs. Similarly, a wide diversity of races, ethnicities and nationalities gathered in late October to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Wasafiri, the acclaimed London-based magazine of contemporary international writing. Wasafiri is a Kiswahili word and translates as …