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Are Publishers Fit for Purpose in a Digital Age?

courtesy MacMillan blog The opening day seminar debate last week at the London Book Fair asked the provocative question: ‘Will publishers in the digital age soon be irrelevant?’ It was always a debate destined to be a little heated. It isn’t just provocative but also suggests there is an alternative destiny for the book publishing

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The London Book Fair 2011

The London Book Fair 2011 officially kicks off next Monday, April 11th and runs through to the 13th at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre. Last year’s event was badly hit by the curtailing of flights over the UK and Europe due to the Icelandic volcano eruption and the number of trade visitors was dramatically down on previous

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Three truths that publishers should try to understand about readers | TeleRead

This is a terrific piece by Joanna over on TeleRead called ‘Three truths that publishers should try to understand about readers.‘ I particularly agree with her point about publishers needing to understand the shift between bookstores as customer and the reader as customer. “The big shift that ebooks are bringing to the market is not necessarily the

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Introducing the North American Big Six – The Shatzkin Files

Introducing the North American Big Six – The Shatzkin Files: “But from the perspective of publishers or booksellers outside the United States, there is a new North American Big Six. These are the companies that have direct relationships with publishers — all of them that matter in the US (with one noteworthy exception) and, increasingly,

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Authorlink Chief Editor Hits Out at Agency Model

Doris Booth, Editor-in-Chief of Authorlink, an award-winning online news, information, and marketing service for editors, agents, producers, writers, and readers, has hit out at the Agency Model introduced by publishers this year in an opinion article entitled, ‘Publishers’ Agency Model Punishes Mid-List Authors’. In the strongly worded article, which appeared yesterday, Booth says the Agency Model ‘was

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Not Your Father’s Ingram | Publishers Weekly

| Skip Prichard, president and CEO of the Ingram Content Group, talks with Publishers Weekly this morning about the expanded moves from print to digital services. Ingram has long been thought of as the book industry’s quintessential middleman, distributing publishers’ books and other products to thousands of accounts. But over the past five to 10

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CBC News – Technology & Science – E-books: A new chapter begins

CBC News – Technology & Science – E-books: A new chapter begins Kobo CEO, Michael Serbinis, suggests in the above CBC News article that publishers should release books in digital format first to test the market before printing them. I’m inclined to agree, and I often give the same advice to authors starting out on

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