Those of you who have read recent issues of Publishing Executive have undoubtedly noticed an exciting shift in our publication. In the interest of providing readers with exclusive content, apps, and video, Publishing Executive has implemented Layar, an Augmented Reality (AR) platform that enhances print with digital media. For readers of Book Business, expect Layar's debut in October. Using the Layar app, readers can access exclusive interviews, video, and social media. And it just got better.
Much conversation and virtual space has been devoted over the last week to the announcement by O’Reilly that they are discontinuing the Tools of Change conference. As the producers of the Publishing Business Conference & Expo, one of the events in the same space as TOC, we have long respected our colleagues at O’Reilly. No doubt, TOC leaves a hole in the market. It's one we're uniquely equipped to fill.
You may know Book Business, Publishing Executive and Publishing Business Today as authoritative sources on topics, trends and technologies in publishing, but did you know we also have an online bookstore stocked with material for those looking to take a deeper dive into industry best practices?
Earlier this year, Book Business magazine published a cover story titled "Who Are You?" that delved into the issue of publishers and branding. The story suggested that now—especially in this time of digital content and Internet discovery—book publishers need to get sophisticated about their branding efforts.
In the new installment of the Copyright Clearance Center's Beyond The Book podcast, Christopher Keanneally, the CCC's Director, Business Development (and a member of Book Business's editorial advisory board) interviews Lynn Rosen, Editorial Director of the Publishing Business Group.
I’ve left sunny, friendly Austin behind and returned to colder, crankier Philadelphia, and can now reflect on my virgin tour of SXSW. The verdict: good, but not great. I had looked forward to attending this festival for so many years, and I fear I may have missed my window, the window when I had the stamina to tramp all day from session to session, and still be alert and energetic enough for nighttime events that begin at midnight and beyond.
Perhaps it was good but not great because there was no big new thing announced at the fair. Perhaps it was good but not great because, while sessions were uniformly good, there were speakers who were disappointing and less than revelatory. But hey, I learned new things, met interesting people, and there was that free Samsung battery replacement for my Galaxy S3!
I have just finished reading the latest issue of Yoga Journal pretty much cover-to-cover, and I am inspired—inspired to commit to my practice on a daily basis, even if only for five minutes, inspired to try drinking a green smoothie for breakfast, and inspired to try to connect with an inner sense of peace to overcome the daily stress that makes me clench my jaw and hunch my shoulders.
The Publishing Business Conference & Expo, the nation's largest conference and expo for book, magazine and journal publishers, will take place September 23-25, 2013, at the New York Marriott Marquis Times Square. The Publishing Business Conference & Expo is produced each year by the Publishing Business Group and Book Business and Publishing Executive magazines.
The scene: Michael’s Restaurant on W 55th Street in Manhattan, a longtime hangout of the literati
The occasion: The announcement and celebration of the winner of the Saturday Evening Post Great American Fiction Contest
The winner: click here and see…