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Public Libraries and Ebook Lending Pilot Programs

The popularity of ebooks and ereaders has led to a demand for ebooks in public libraries, but the number of digital titles available is low. Over the past few years, … Continue reading

April 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Neil Gaiman to Publishers: “Make mistakes…Try anything else. Fail. Fail better.”

At the London Book Fair’s fifth annual Digital Minds Conference, keynote speaker Neil Gaiman encouraged publishers to take chances during this digital revolution: People ask me what my predictions are … Continue reading

April 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Self-Publishing is a Gamble

Self-publishing, formerly known as vanity publishing, used to be considered a last resort for those who had trouble gaining representation from well-known publishers. The value and the talent of self-published works … Continue reading

April 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

Smaller Advances: The Rise and Fall of HarperStudio

HarperStudio, an imprint of HarperCollins, was created by Bob Miller and Jane Friedman in 2008. The boutique imprint publisher looked unlike any of the big six publishing houses. Staffed with the … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Publishers Settle with DOJ in Price-Fixing Suit

On April 11, 2012 the U.S. Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple and five of the big six publishers, Macmillan, Hachette, Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, and Penguin, … Continue reading

March 29, 2013 · Leave a comment