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About Lynn

 Lynn Rosen is Editorial Director for the Publishing Business Group. Lynn worked as an editor in thebook publishing industry for many years at houses including Ballantine Books and Running Press. She ran the independent literary agency Leap First for eight years.

Prior to joining North American Publishing Company, she was Director of Graduate Publishing Programs at Rosemont College. She is an experienced speaker and workshop leader and has taught at Drexel University, Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania.

Lynn holds an Honors B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Arts in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University.

 

Brian Jud's Beyond the Bookstore

Brian Jud
15 Tips for Negotiating Large, Non-returnable Sales of Your Books (Part One: Tips 1-5)
Apr 16, 2014

Negotiating a large sale of your books with a professional corporate buyer is not easy, particularly when you are not...



Joe Wikert's Digital Content Strategies

Joe Wikert
Why You Need to Experiment with Content Sponsorship
Apr 14, 2014

Every type of content is facing downward pricing pressure. Free online news has disrupted the newspaper industry.
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Leading Thoughts

Forward-Thinking Industry Professionals
Legacy Publishing Isn’t Broken. It Just Has A Declining Value Proposition.
Apr 3, 2014

I'm continuously struck by the discombobulated nature of discussions about publishing. This haze is a problem, because if you can't...



The Learning Curve

Ellen Harvey
What Publishers Can Learn from TV
Mar 13, 2014

Nate Hoffelder of The Digital Reader published a blog Tuesday hyping a U.K.-based survey that bears good news for ebook...



Hot Topic

Thinkers on the Leading Edge
A Polygamist In Your Inbox: How a Pair of Unknown Authors Sold a Bunch of Books
Dec 3, 2013

Successful authoring requires successful marketing. Here are some marketing rules Joanne Hanks and I followed in creating and marketing what...



A Postscript to My Editor’s Note from the February Issue of Book Business

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A postscript to my editor’s note from the February issue of Book Business       

As you’ll see here, this month I wrote about a theoretical editorial emergency service that raced about town in a white contractor’s panel van, heading to the scene of publishing problems. The van I imagined read EDITORIAL in large red block letters, and was inspired by a real-life van I caught a glimpse of through the bus windows one morning on my way to work. The van I saw also had big red letters, but I was too far away to read what it said.

Today I had another sighting of that van, and this time I could clearly see what was written on the side: JANITORIAL. It made me laugh, and I quickly texted my colleague Brian Howard, Book Business’s Editor-in-Chief, to tell him what I had seen. His quick reply: “Well, sometimes we do that kind of work, too.” How true it is!



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