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 …

What Were the Most Dramatic Publishing Events of 2010?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Throughout the month of December, we’re going to look back at the year 2010 and discuss the most dramatic events in publishing from this year. Today’s installment comes courtesy of Mike Shatzkin, CEO of the Idea Logical Company, and discusses the introduction of agency pricing for e-books. What do you think think were the most dramatic or important …

All Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free

In Digital by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka “Copyright holders have the right to price and term the works that they have created, the works that they own. That’s a stake in the ground. I couldn’t do what I do for a living without believing that,” says Tracey Armstrong (pictured right), CEO of the Copyright Clearance Center, in a conversation earlier this week on the …

BISG’s Making Information Pay Conference and Survey

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson The Book Industry Study Group and Mike Shatzkin want to know: have we reached the digital “point of no return” in publishing? How have digital technologies changed the way books are written, produced, and sold? Have the skill sets necessary to work and succeed in publishing radically changed? Do you have these skills? This year, BISG’s Making …

Bonus Material: Niche vs. Trade Publishing, Which Has a Brighter Future?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka In our lead article, Greg Albers, publisher of Hol Art Books, explains his business model, which involves “team publishing.” The company focuses on publishing books about art: from criticism and history, to fiction and poetry. “Writing about art isn’t a widely recognized or exploited niche,” acknowledged Albers. In an interview in 2008 with blogger Eoin Purcell, Albers …