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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Trendsetter’s Book-Biz Essential Reading, 4/21-4/27, 2012

Every week we recommend 5 links that the young book professional should read to feel more informed and connected. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know.       Biggest news: come this July, Tor/Forge will start selling their ebooks without digital rights management (DRM): http://www.shelf-awareness.com/issue.html?issue=1724#m15887 Watch out, Gutenberg. Amazon wants to print (on demand) books, too: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-04-26/amazon-vs-dot-publishers-the-book-battle-continues Speaking of Amazon and things that don’t shock us, digital books lead to a profitable […]

5 Tips for Making the Most of a Book Fair

Lisa Vanterpool brought us right into the action with her great post last week about her first day at the London Book Fair. Now, with a bit of distance–and time to rest and recover–she offers some great tips about how a young book professional can get the most out of a fair like LBF…or BookExpo America in just one month’s time, hint hint…     by Lisa Vanterpool Now that things have settled down from The London Book Fair, and my feet have rested from pounding the exhibitor floor, I […]

London Book Fair 2012

Glimpses of Lisa Vanterpool’s first visit to the London Book Fair…

Trendsetter’s Book-Biz Essential Reading, 4/14-4/20, 2012

Every week we recommend 5 links that the young book professional should read to feel more informed and connected. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know.       Hot topics at the London Book Fair:  http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/international/london-book-fair/article/51581-london-book-fair-2012-the-doj–50-shades-of-grey-and-j-k-rowling.html Speaking of the London Book Fair, Ma Jian protests China’s censorship of authors and the nation’s status as the “market focus” of the Fair: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/apr/19/ma-jian-paint-london-book-fair?newsfeed=true Will book buyers and readers soon have legal recourse if a […]

My London Book Fair Debut: Lisa Vanterpool

­­   Lisa Vanterpool, a young American professional studying publishing in the UK, shares the ups, downs, and lessons learned on the ground on that special day that happens only once in a lifetime: the first day of her first-ever London Book Fair.   BY LISA VANTERPOOL As a London Book Fair virgin I made a rookie mistake: I wore heels. Don’t ask me what I was thinking. Somehow, I had set in my mind that heels would make me look more professional, more together. Well, let me tell you, there […]

Trendsetter’s Book-Biz Essential Reading, 4/7-4/13, 2012

Every week we recommend 5 links that the young book professional should read to feel more informed and connected. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know.       The Agency Model vs DOJ drama continues, but this week things get real, yo: The Department of Justice is suing Apple, Macmillan, and Penguin over eBooks (Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster have settled): http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2402886,00.asp Some nitty-gritty on what this suit and settlements could mean for […]

10 Years in the Making: The History & Workings of Atria Books

Shelf Awareness‘ new in-depth look at Atria Books (and how it got that way) is too much of a gem not to win a shout-out on our homepage. You should read this because of the detailed exploration it provides of how a new publisher comes to be within a big house. There’s great stuff about the people behind it, a few titles that helped it make a name for itself, new digital projects as it enters its second decade. Oh, and a forthcoming Mystery Bus. The piece is detailed but easy-to-read and […]

Trendsetter’s Book-Biz Essential Reading, 3/31-4/6, 2012

Every week we recommend 5 links that the young book professional should read to feel more informed and connected. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know.       The market share of the Big 6: http://gonepublishing.wordpress.com/2012/03/21/market-share-youd-be-surprised-what-the-big-6-controls/ Consortium creates an app to help readers discover new authors: http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/promotionalss/article/51331-consortium-launches-app-for-consumers.html The Seattle Times‘ 4-part series on Amazon and its faults: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2017883596_amazonintro25.html Speaking of Amazon, the Kindle’s Lending Library has over 100,000 titles: http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/digital/content-and-e-books/article/51363-kindle-owners-lending-library-title-count-tops-100-000.html Apple and […]

Trendsetter’s Looking for a London Book Fair Correspondent

Are you a young book professional who will be attending the London Book Fair 2012? Been told you write awesome postcards home? Publishing Trendsetter would love to make you our LBF correspondent! If you’re willing to take some pictures and write a few short posts on the best things you learn and see for those of us not lucky enough to be at Earls Court in a few weeks, get in touch at trendsetter@publishingtrends.com.