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), …

DISCUSS: Should Tweeters Be Compensated for Contributions to Books?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Today’s feature looks at some of the copyright and compensation issues surrounding the publication of the book Tweets from Tahrir, a collection of tweets that has been collated, edited and expected to be published shortly by OR Books in the United States. The issue is complicated and has implications for how publishers will treat social media contributions …

Bloomsbury UK’s Glee Video

In What's the Buzz by Thomas Minkus

By Alex Hippisley-Cox A video produced by Bloomsbury staff here in the UK has been taking publishing by storm this afternoon. The footage, which has been loaded onto YouTube, shows Executive Director Richard Charkin and various members of his London team dancing around the offices to the ‘Glee’ version of “Don’t Stop Believin”. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-YcGgImhIA As many in the publishing industry …

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.