Tag Archives: publishing-industry

The E-Book Tug-of-War Between Publishers an Libraries

Why can’t publishers and libraries get along? It used to be that libraries were a huge market for traditional publishers, but with the growth of e-books, and publishers’ concerns about digital piracy and loss of sales, all of a sudden libraries became possible opponents in a tug-of-war about e-book distribution. Every time I see an […]

Publishing: The Great Equalizer

At a recent Book Expo in New York City, where publishers, authors, journalists, booksellers and others meet to network and to drum up interest in new titles (and books in general), one thing was obvious: this was the rare place in these United States where the political parties met without rancor. To anyone who’s followed […]

Networking Systems Really DO Make a Difference

The old saying that we “treasure what we measure”—and vice versa—turns out to be highly relevant in networking. I created a survey of 12,000 men and women for one of my most recent books. As my co-authors and I explored the extent to which survey respondents correlated success and networking, we discovered that most of […]

Amazon’s Book Surge Gambit Changes the Digital Landscape

An Industry Wake-Up Call By Lloyd Jassin, Chair, CIP Executive Committee Recently, the industry was shaken by an announcement by Amazon that the company was changing its order fulfillment policy. In a nutshell, Amazon threatened to disable a book’s “Buy Now” button if that book’s publishing company did not subscribe to Book Surge Print, an […]

Industry Players

In the past decade or so, the publishing industry has been confronted with powerful new competitors. For example, mountains of information and entertainment now stream into readers’ homes as a result of the emergence of the Internet and the explosive expansion of cable television. Access has become easy and virtually universal because it leapfrogs boundaries. […]

Explaining Publishers

Of the players in the publishing trinity, publishers hold the upper hand—they wield the most power. They occupy this position by virtue of the fact that they are willing to put up the money to finance the production of books and to distribute them. In addition, publishers are the cornerstones of the book business; they […]

The Publishing Industry

We’re excited that you want to become a published author, and we’re dedicated to help you reach that goal. The road to publication can be bumpy, indirect, and confusing. Many writers find that they need a guide. That’s why we’re writing these columns: to give you vital information that you will need and to show […]