To BEA, or Not to BEA, That is the Question

In English Language by Erin L. Cox

When you’re an independent publishing professional, is the time and expense of attending BookExpo America worth it? Editorial by Erin L. Cox In August of 2006, I left the publicity department at HarperCollins for a job as the Book Publishing Director at The New Yorker, where I handled the book advertising. It was not until April the following year that I …

Droemer Knaur’s Neobooks Brings Self-to-Traditional Publishing to Germany

In Europe by Amanda DeMarco

Neobooks, an online writing community launched by German publisher Droemer Knaur, is seeking out the intersection between self publishing and traditional publishing. By Amanda DeMarco BERLIN: Despite what the majority of the German publishing community might think, online author and reader self-publishing communities are not a new phenomenon in the country. Platforms like Epidu or Bookrix have allowed authors to post their …

Editing Enters the Digital Age in Germany

In Guest Contributors by Guest Contributor

This article originally appeared in Über:blick — German Book Industry Insight, a publication produced by the Frankfurt Book Fair. DOWNLOAD: the complete Über:blick issue (PDF). By Jörg Sundermeier A survey of ten German editors looks at how the responsibilities of editors have changed, how e-books are influencing the editorial process, and how the very concept of the book is evolving. …

Paris’ Salon du Livre Hosts International Editors Under New Fellowship Program

In Global Trade Talk by Olivia Snaije

By Olivia Snaije Le MOTif, the Paris regional government’s book and writing “observatory” is launching a French Fellowship program in conjunction with the Salon du Livre, which opens today. The Paris book fair will run for four, rather than six days, has extended its opening hours and reduced stand prices by 17%. Publishing companies such as Hachette Livre, which had …

Pitchapalooza 2010: Tips for Perfecting Your Book Pitch

In Guest Contributors by Guest Contributor

By David Henry Sterry NEW YORK CITY: Ten years ago, before the Kindle, Facebook and Twitter, Arielle, my ex-agent and current wife, and I both had books coming out. One was about my childhood hero, Leroy “Satchel” Paige. The other was about her childhood hero, Jane Austen. Our publishers, Random House and Simon & Schuster, seemed disturbingly uninterested in helping …

Do Book Editors Deserve a Cut of the Profits?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka In today’s lead story former Harcourt editor Ann Patty raises an interesting question: If an editor is integral to the shaping of a successful book, don’t they deserve a cut of the profits? A royalty of their own? Read Ann’s editorial and let us know what you think in the comments or via Twitter using hashtag #ppdiscuss.