Richard Nash Q&A: Sneak Peak at Redlemonade, Discusses Reading, Personal History

In Global Trade Talk by Guest Contributor

By Chris Kubica Last week, I asked my colleague, Richard Nash, founder of Cursor — a “Publishing 3.0” startup based in Brooklyn, New York, publishing consultant, and former editor and chief of Soft Skull Press — if I could have a public conversation with him about himself, his work and reading habits, all things publishing, and about Cursor. Graciously, Richard …

How Can New Niche Micropublishers Compete with Large Established Publishers?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka In today’s lead story Eoin Purcell discusses launching “The Irish Story” — an online community focused on Irish History — and its first publication, John Dorney’s The Story of the Easter Rising 1916. One of the things Purcell is doing is competing with the large, established publishers — such as Penguin Ireland and Oxford University Press — who …

Oxford English Dictionary May Go Online Only

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson The Associated Press reports that Oxford University Press (OUP) might published the third edition of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED3) online only, skipping the 20-volume print edition. The publisher released a statement saying, “At present we are experiencing increasing demand for the online product… However, a print version will certainly be considered if there is sufficient demand …

Top US/UK Trade Talk: Twilight Eclipses Harry Potter; Oxford Has Record Profits

In Global Trade Talk, News by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka As noted in today’s “Bonus Material” the Twilight juggernaut chugs on, crushing all in its path, including Harry Potter. According to USA Today, Meyer’s series — when compared directly with the first four editions of J.K. Rowling’s wizardry series — has outlasted the Scot on the bestseller list. It will be interesting to see if all the …