Week in Review: Trio of “Big Six” US Pubs Launch Bookish.com; French Sue Google Over Scanned Books

In News by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka A brief round-up of some of the top global industry trade news… Hachette Book Group, Simon & Schuster and Penguin Group have teamed up to launch Bookish.com, a new consumer-oriented Web site that will market and promote books. The model is something of a hybrid online bookstore and a community-oriented book promotion site. Industry reaction has been …

DIY Audio Publishing–Audible.com Launches ACX

In Erin's Perspective, News by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox In this new era of book publishing, it has become easier than ever for authors to write and publish themselves, bringing their work directly to their readers without the help of publishers through their own website or various e-publishing or self-publishing sites. But, for the most part, those works have only been written…until today.  Yesterday, I …

Orbit Publisher Talks About UK/UK Pub of PERFECT SHADOW

In News, What's the Buzz by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox Two weeks ago, SF and Fantasy imprint Orbit announced that they would be publishing writer Brent Weeks’ novella simultaneously in the US and UK in both e-book and audio formats. As publishers examine digital/global publishing and test out what works for their books and readers, Publishing Perspectives sat down with Orbit Publisher Tim Holman to ask about …

Is Audio Piracy More Insidious Than E-book Piracy?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

What’s at stake is not just the financial cost, but the very authorship of audiobooks. By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story looks at the growing market for audiobooks in Germany. As the story notes, as long as people continue to pay for what they listen to this is a positive development. But digital audiobooks are just as vulnerable to piracy …