Jordan’s Salwa Shakhshir Blogs About Publishers Training in UAE

In Arabic Publishing by Edward Nawotka

Several times a year KITAB, the organization behind the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, and the Center for Publishing at New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies, hold professional training courses for publishers on the campus of NYU Abu Dhabi. Last year Salwa Shakhshir of Al Salwa Books, a children’s book publisher from Amman, Jordan, blogged about the event …

#BEA11: YA Writers Collaborate to Educate About Bullying

In What's the Buzz by Rachel Aydt

By Rachel Aydt Wednesday at noon, on the Uptown Stage, four YA authors gathered to discuss their new book project Dear Bully, a spirited anthology that has gathered some of the industries best to crack open the shame and hurt of being bullied—and bullying. The panelists were Ellen Hopkins, Lisa McCann, Megan Kelley Hall, and Mary Rose Wood. To whet …

Yale’s Summer Publishing “Think Tank” Promises “Education for Me”

In English Language by Edward Nawotka

The Yale Publishing Course, taking place July 24-29, focuses on personal professional development, with an emphasis on leadership, business, technology and international issues. By Edward Nawotka If there’s a problem your trying to solve for your book publishing business, it has likely been discussed at one of the numerous publishing conferences held throughout the year. The first time you go …

Publishers Need (Re)Education, So What Would You Teach?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

How to monetize digital? Book discovery? Rights and royalties? Macro or micro, let us know what you think. By Edward Nawotka Education, as the cliche goes, never stops. Publishing is an evolving trade and profession, especially in the age of digital. Education or re-education for working publishers, such as those attending the Yale Publishing Course (discussed in today’s feature story), …

Enhancing E-book Purchases: Consumer Driven Models From the Text Book Industry

In Guest Contributors & Editorial by Guest Contributor

By John Konczal, Global Industry Executive, Sterling Commerce, an IBM Company When the mere act of delivering content digitally isn’t enough, textbook publishers are coming up with new sales models for digital content. Thanks to the emergence of the Kindle and other electronic reading devices, today’s consumer can choose from a multitude of ways to consume content with multiple delivery …

Gamification: The New Marketing Buzzword

In Digital by Hannah Johnson

Using games to promote brands is increasingly commonplace. Learning some gaming “best practices” can help you avoid amateurish pitfalls and will reward you accordingly. By Hannah Johnson Over the past year or so, gamification (also called game mechanics, serious games, and funware) has become a mainstream technique that marketers rely on to drive more traffic to their websites, to increase …

Brazilian Book Market Grows to Nearly $2bn, Led by Growth in Trade and STM

In Growth Markets by Maria Fernanda Rodrigues

For expanded coverage of the Brazilian book market, visit our new site and newsletter — PublishNews Brazil — powered by Publishing Perspectives. By Maria Fernanda Rodrigues, PublishNew Brazil The Brazilian publishing market continues to exhibit modest growth. According to the most recent figures released by the Brazilian Book Chamber (CBL) and the Brazilian Publishers Union (SNEL), the total market was …

With 150,000 Daily Print Subscribers, France’s Children’s Newspapers Remain Popular Despite “Digital Distractions”

In Children's, Europe by Olivia Snaije

By Olivia Snaije At least French kids are reading newspapers. There is always a business model that works against the odds. France’s book publisher Play Bac presse, which also publishes three newspapers for children, is simultaneously celebrating its 25th anniversary, and its founding paper, Mon Quotidien’s (My Daily) 15th birthday. At a time when newspapers worldwide are struggling, and in …

What Can Schools Do to Inspire More Literary Creativity in Children?

In Children's, Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Over the last several years literary entrepreneurs, supported by A-list authors, have opened several imaginative creative writing centers and bookshops aimed a children and teens. Arguably, these institutions — from Dave Egger’s 826 Valencia in San Francisco, Roddy Doyle’s Fighting Words in Dublin, to Nick Hornby’s Ministry of Stories in London (as discussed in today’s lead story) …