Best of Publishing Perspectives 2010: Digital

In Digital by Hannah Johnson

There is no doubt that most of the innovation in publishing in 2010 was related to digital issues and developments. This year, we saw a number of changes related to technology that have altered the way we think about and approach the business of publishing. Looking back, here are the best and most popular articles about digital topics from 2010: …

Best of Publishing Perspectives 2010: Europe

In Europe by Hannah Johnson

Publishing Perspectives aims to bring you new and important stories from the international publishing community, stories that don’t always get reported in English. Today, we present our list of this year’s best stories from Europe that represent the major issues and developments there over the last 12 months. France France’s Fnac Introduces FnacBook, E-Reader War Heats Up Read the article …

Best of 2010: Most Popular Articles

In English Language, Resources by Hannah Johnson

From now until the end of the year, we will run lists of our best articles from 2010. Today’s list includes crowd-pleasers, our most popular articles for the whole of 2010. Should I Tweet Read the article >> The Translation Gap: Why More Foreign Writers Aren’t Published in America Read the article >> Sebastian Junger, War Tourist Read the article …

Share Your Strongest Publishing Memory from 2010 and Predictions for 2011

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka In today’s lead story our editorial and publishing team shared their thoughts as to the most radical publishing events of 2010 and predictions for 2011. Looking back, much has changed in the business this year, partly because of digital advances and new business models, and partly because of shifting expectations from consumers. But each company has gone …

What are You Thankful for in Publishing 2010?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka In today’s editorial my colleague Erin Cox — literary agent and Publishing Perspectives’ director of business development — has offered her Lucky Seven List of Things Erin Cox is Thankful for in Publishing 2010. It’s an upbeat and positive look at the year past, which she calls “a year of hope.” Me, I’m grateful for you our committed readers, …

What is Your Greatest Fear for the Future of Publishing?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Eric Frank, co-founder of Flat World Knowledge, describes the bizarre evolution of the contemporary textbook into “Frankentext,” — what he calls a “overstuffed, overpriced, and unloved” monster. To Frank, the current academic publishing scene is a horror story. Of course, Frank is not alone in looking across the book publishing landscape and seeing monsters. For some, it’s …

In the Digital World, What is the Future of the Institutional Library?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story looks at life at a prison library. Numerous institutions — prisons, hospitals, law firms, magazines, intelligence agencies — have their own libraries and archives. Increasingly, these are eliminated to save office space and a eliminate what are seen as unnecessary expenses, particularly in an era when seemingly everything can be found via a simple …

How Young is Too Young to Publish?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story looks at the controversy surrounding a bogus 23-book-deal struck with a six-year-old boy. On the face of it, it is simply absurd to think that a publisher would make such a deal, let alone with someone so very young. When I was five, I wrote a “book” called The Cat That Could Fly — …