Erin Hits the 2nd Annual Biographer Conference

In Erin's Perspective by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox Undaunted by my busy schedule and on the eve of a week of Book Expo America activities, I zipped down to Washington, DC last weekend to participate in Saturday’s 2nd Annual Compleat Biographer Conference.  Organized by the Biographers International Organization, it brought together biographers from around the country and the world to speak to some of …

Come Meet Publishing Perspectives at One of Our Four BEA Panels

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

Learn about Spanish-language e-books in the US, opportunities in the BRIC countries, and more at BookExpo America. By Edward Nawotka BookExpo America starts on Monday and there’s an endless variety of programming from which to choose. If you’ll be there — and have a great story to tell — get in touch with us. If you’d like to meet in …

#BEA11: Tools to Make Scheduling Your Time at BEA Easier

In What's the Buzz by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka BookExpo America has so much to offer that it can be overwhelming to try and get yourself organized in advance. To help, the show is offering their own proprietary mobile apps, accessible at at http://www.beamobile.com. These include interactive maps, schedules, and other features to make planning a bit easier. If you find those apps not to your …

Should Publishers Open Bookshops? London’s Book Industry Conference, Day 1

In Global Trade Talk by Edward Nawotka

By Roger Tagholm LONDON: Curatorship and discoverability -– these were the buzz terms at the UK’s Book Industry Conference (BIC) which opened on Monday in King’s Cross, London.  Speakers representing independent shops on both sides of the Atlantic emphasized how good bricks and mortar bookshops are at “curating” a vibrant stock perfectly tailored to their community, while both said that …

What Is the Next Publishing Conference Buzzword?

In Discussion by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson This year, TOC was all about content outside the boundaries of format and how publishers can develop content that will fit into a number of different “containers” including text, apps, print books, and interactive online content. At Digital Book World, the focus was also on creating enhanced content before thinking about format. Conferences like TOC and Digital …