Tag Archives: News

Browsing Book Expo

As Book Expo America got underway in New York, it seemed that the fastest takeaways were the tote bags. Who doesn’t need another tote bag for all the advanced readers’ copies of coming books? Stuffing a canvas bag full of book galleys is a nice old-fashioned ritual that continues at a changing Book Expo (which […]

Book Expo and a Changing Industry

I know publishers and editors who dread attending Book Expo – the long days standing on cement floors under harsh fluorescent lights. On the other hand, I know booksellers who love being there: the chance to find something new to excite their customers with and perhaps even snag an author autograph. The show is really […]

The China Connection

This year’s BookExpo America, which begins May 27, hosts China for the first time, as part of the BEA’s Global Market Forum initiative. Beyond the e-book advances and self-publishing growth that will undoubtedly make up a lot of the conversation at BEA, the business of how to do business sin and with China is important. […]

Book Expo in a Shifting Publishing Era

Book Expo America, the biggest publishing-industry convention in the United States, runs this week in New York from Wednesday, May 27, through Friday, May 29. It’s changing to reflect a rapidly changing industry. The biggest change, of course, is self-publishing, which is making tremendous headway against the winds of traditionally published e-books. Since the long […]

The Sad State of Reading in America–Even for Adults

They say things–good or bad–come in threes. If so, those who care about the state of reading must wonder what’s next — and if the news can get any worse. The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) released a study showing (or at least strongly suggesting) that there is a direct correlation between declining test […]

The Decline and Demise of the Newspaper Book Review

I finally got around to reading Steve Wasserman’s article (“Goodbye to All That”) in the Columbia Journalism Review on the decline of book coverage. The piece got some attention when it ran, but not nearly enough. If you read just one thing on the state of book reviews, this should be it. For ten years, […]

Numbers Game

Back on June 6th, 2007 Google announced that the Committee on Institutional Collaboration (CIC), a library consortium representing the Big Ten and the University of Chicago, agreed to participate in their Book Search Library Project. This partnership agreement brought the number of participating research libraries to twenty-five. According to the Google announcement, the CIC libraries […]

NewView Options Goes YouTubing & Gives Free Logins

Provo, UT – September 27, 2010 (PressReleasePivot) – So, Mr. Drew, when you said you have finally loaded a solid video onto YouTube, it seems to imply that you already have others out there on YouTube that are NOT quite so solid, is that right? “Yes, that’s the case. The other two videos we already […]