Tell Us Your Plans for BookExpo America 2011

In Global Trade Talk by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka BookExpo America is coming up fast. The event, being held in New York City from May 23-26, is the premier English-language publishing event in the Americas. Once again this year we’ll be bringing you all the top international publishing news from BookExpo America, with twice-daily updates direct from the show floor. Let us know about what you’ll …

Announcing PublishersLaunch, A New Global Conference Series from Cader and Shatzkin

In Global Trade Talk by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Michael Cader (founder of Publishers Lunch and PublishersMarketplace.com) and Mike Shatzkin (publishing industry consultant and founder of The Idea Logical Company) announced today their new joint venture called Publishers Launch, a global conference series that will “help publishers, agents, authors, retailers and other channel partners with the transition to prosperity in the new era, and will help …

Are Conferences Creating a De-facto E-book Elite?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka In our lead story today, I write about the proliferation of e-book and digital publishing conferences. There are at least five focused on digital publishing and e-books coming up in the next five months, in addition to three shows in the last three months. (Photo by James Duncan Davidson) The expense, not to mention the time one …

So Many Book Conferences, So Little Time

In Guest Contributors by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka This week, while my colleagues were at O’Reilly’s Tools of Change for Publishing conference in New York, I was doing something more prosaic: serving jury duty in Houston. As it turns out, you’re not allowed to drive a drag racer on US federal highways. Who knew? The one thing about jury duty is that even though you …

Whither Book Publishers? Tools of Change Conference Considers Tech’s Relationship with Readers

In Feature Articles by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Describing the philosophy behind the launch of the Stanza iPhone reader, Neelan Choksi, COO of Lexcycle (the company behind Stanza), set the tone of the TOC Frankfurt Conference on Tuesday in his keynote speech, saying, “We focused on the readers because that’s all we knew.” Stanza is a tech startup hardly a year old and founded by …

Bonus Material: How to Create Paperless Business Cards

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Honestly, I find nothing more annoying than after a good conversation with someone to discover that I’m not carrying any business cards. They’re so small, so essential…and so, irrelevant? Perhaps it’s true that in this age of paperless email and Twitter it’s just as easy to send someone a text or SMS with your information. Sure, but …