3D Consumer Camera, Russia Bans YouTube, EU Lobbied on Privacy

In Tech Digest by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Welcome to the first Tech Digest roundup of noteworthy links about new technology, digital developments, social media, cool gadgets, and more. Without further ado, here is today’s digest: Amazon Announces New Kindle As everyone predicted this week when they saw the Kindle was out-of-stock, Amazon has announced a “smaller, lighter, faster” Kindle. It looks like Amazon is …

Wylie’s Odyssey Editions Explained by Chad Post

In Hannah's Perspective by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Over at the Three Percent blog, Chad Post of Open Letter Books (and next week’s guest editor on Publishing Perspectives) wrote a great in-depth article on Wylie’s Odyssey Editions. He looks at the holes (or lack thereof, depending on whose side you’re on) that exist in publishing contracts of the past which encouraged Wylie to begin publishing …

Do Booksellers Promote Too Many Titles at Once?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story describes some of the bookselling strategies of London’s Daunt Books. One focus of the piece is the fact that the bookstore displays just one or two titles in the windows per week, a move that has led to significant sales of certain titles. A carefully edited and curated selection of titles can be a …

Is Analog More Authentic Than Digital?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story about Underwood’s first release of a recording of short stories on vinyl suggests that analog recordings offer a richer experience than listening to an MP3. Print versus digital. Pen and paper versus keyboard and computer. Vinyl versus MP3. Each has its own advocates. One one side is the argument that analog is more authentic, …

Who is Your Favorite Foreign Rights Rep?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story profiles Graham Cook who recently won the Rights Professional of the Year Award, sponsored by the Frankfurt Book Fair, at the UK Bookseller Industry Awards. Of course, that competition was limited to the UK. So tell us, who is your favorite foreign rights rep from around the world? Tell us a little bit about …

Hachette Dominates UK’s Bookseller Industry Awards

In Global Trade Talk by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Last night in London the first annual Bookseller Industry Awards (which  combines the Bookseller’s own trade awards with the old Nibbies) were given. Hachette, still reaping rewards for publishing Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series, took home three prizes and saw its Little, Brown imprint take home “Publisher of the Year.” Foyle’s won “General or Trade Bookseller of the …