Magic Seeds: The Art and Science of Book Discovery in Hollywood

In English Language, Resources by Peter Cook

“The deal-making process is far more fluid than many people realize,” says veteran books-to-film agent Jeff Aghassi. Read Part One of this article, in which ICM’s Josie Freedman and other Hollywood insiders talk about how they decide which books would make good movies. By Peter Cook “Because…essentially, anyone can publish these days, there is so much information out there that it …

New York Times Announces Digital Subscriptions a.k.a Paywall

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson The New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. announced today the launch date and additional details of “digital subscriptions” for the New York Times — also known as a paywall. Digital subscriptions launched today for Canadian readers, which according to the announcement “will enable us to fine-tune the customer experience before our global launch.” The global launch …

Could a Daily Children’s Newspaper Succeed in the US?

In Children's, Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka As discussed in today’s lead story, Play Bac’s daily newspapers for children remain very popular. The model has proven so successful, that Play Bac has licensed the model to publishers in Hong Kong and the Middle East. In the UK, there’s First News — a weekly pring newspaper — but there is nothing similar in the US. …

E-book Bestseller Lists from New York Times Coming in 2011

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson The New York Times announced yesterday that it will begin publishing e-book bestseller lists for fiction and nonfiction titles early next year. The Times created and verified its e-book tracking system over a period of two years, says Janet Elder, the editor of news surveys and election analysis. Book Review editor Sam Tanenhaus said the addition of …

Adobe To Launch App Store

In Tech Digest by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Adobe is planning two big launches: first, a more mobile-focused update of Adobe AIR (a web application platform); and second, InMarket, which is a multiplatform app store designed to support applications built using Adobe AIR. Adobe AIR has typically been associated with desktop applications like TweetDeck. Companies like Yahoo!, FedEx, AOL (AOL Top 100 Videos) and the …