If “unputdownable” means “putdownable” and “educational publishing” is “anything that’s not trade publishing,” what does “quality” mean in an insider’s lexicon of the book industry? Ask Richard Charkin.
Margot Atwell, ex-publisher of Beaufort Books, discusses the appeal of Rollerderby and her efforts to publish a book about the sport via Kickstarter.
Argentina and France have had a long and dynamic literary relationship, one that took center stage at last month’s Salon du Livre in Paris.
Publishers put out some very curious books on strange topics, as exhibited by this year’s shortlist for the Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year.
Porter Anderson looks at the Frankfurt Book Fair, at Sprint Beyond the Book and Book Sprints, at pen names, and more in Ether for Authors this week.
Following up on Kate Pullinger’s report on the 2013 MIX Making Day, Porter Anderson looks at Craig Mod’s new way of saying Hi: narrative mapping.
A good book lives on in memory. But isn’t it better if you can get others to read it, too? By Edward Nawotka The end of the year “best book” lists are everywhere you turn. I’ve kvetched in the past about how commonplace it is to see the same dozen or two books on everyone’s top ten list. But that’s …
Do you spend your holiday’s buried in an easy mystery, a light romance, or a great classic?
By Hannah Johnson In an interview with Publishing Perspectives, Emmanuel Benoit of Jouve said that publishers use enhanced content in different ways. In the trade sector, he said, enhanced content is great for marketing and promotion, but has less potential as a new product to sell. Do you agree? Or do you consider your enhanced content an entirely new product …
By Edward Nawotka Publishers typically can’t predict bestsellers. Wouldn’t a better model be to bring the customers to them first? Today’s lead story looks at F+W Media’s development of vertical market communities. The traditional model of book publishing has been “horizontal”: print, distribute (usually through intermediaries), publicize and hope for the best. The “vertical” model is predicated to a large …