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London Book Fair 2009 – Final Day – Boris in Book vs Playstation Wars

London Book Fair 2009 – Final Day – Boris in Book vs Playstation Wars

Our report headline is about as exciting as it got. Plenty of deep discussion in huddled corners of trade stands and some agreements reached, but it was a quieter London Book Fair than previous years. The emphasis was on quality of content and discussion rather than the amount of trade stands or footfalls. In the

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London Book Fair 2009 – Ebook Discussion, Tuesday, April 21st

Torin Douglas, BBC media correspondent hosted a discussion this morning at the London Book Fair in Earls Court on ebooks with contributions from Gail Rebuck, CEO Random House, Tim Hely-Hutchinson, CEO Hachette Livre UK, Victoria Barnsley, CEO HarperCollins UK and John Makinson, CEO Penguin Group. Getting these publishing CEO luminaries together did not achieve wholesale

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Publishing World: On The Money

“The once genteel world of publishing is going through a huge transformation with constant advances in technology and an increasingly competitive market.” “More than 200 million books were sold in the UK in 2008, but both the types of books sold and the way people buy them are changing.” By Sarah Murch, BBC Money Programme.

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Kindle 2 Launched By Amazon – The way forward for the e-reader? (Updated)

It seems the gathered publishing fraternity who turned up at the unveiling of Amazon’s new Kindle (Version 2) in the Morgan Library and Museum in New York city on Monday were more intrigued and quizzical, than necessarily bowled over by the new electronic edition to the Amazon family. Even host, Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO, and

Doubleday Sheds 10% of Staff

Recently on this site I have been reporting on the general downturn the global economy is having on the publishing world. Just a couple of weeks ago I reported on job losses at Lulu.com and unfortunately those losses continue as reported in the New York Times and many other news organisations. The NYT story is

POD Subsidy Survey – Lynn Osterkamp (thepopulistpublisher)

Currently Lynn Osterkamp is conducting a survey for authors who have used pod subsidy publishers and would like their feed back. You can take part in this survey at the following link; http://www.thepopulistpublisher.com/ Here are my generally posted comments about Lynn’s survey. I’m a little bemused as well about some of the negative criticism. I

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