You may have heard by now about author Stephen Covey's deal with Amazon, selling the exclusive electronic rights (via e-book publisher Rosetta Books and for a one-year period) to two of his titles, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" and "Principle-Centered Leadership." You also may have heard (or been a voice among) the resounding, collective industry gasp.
Amazon and FranklinCovey Co. announced that electronic versions of business author Stephen Covey's best-selling books, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" and "Principle-Centered Leadership," are now available exclusively in the Amazon Kindle Store for $7.99. Longtime best-seller "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" has helped make Covey Amazon.com's 13th best-selling author of all time.
1. Make “green” publishing company policy. That may sound daunting, but it can be done. Tyson Miller, director of the nonprofit Green Press Initiative (GPI), which helps publishers make informed environmental choices, suggests publishers make a commitment that demonstrates to printers, suppliers and mills that the market is shifting, and they will need to invest in developing new papers to meet the growing need. “Publisher commitments have been instrumental in the development of 24 new environmental sheets in North America within the last four years. The policy or commitment also serves to reinforce environmental responsibility as a priority in addition to creating cohesion within
After Riding the Bullet Simon & Schuster Online's high-profile e-book trial proved that e-books can be popular. This was good, but the Stephen King novella was popular enough to attract hackers. Now what? by Rose Blessing "We certainly don't fold up our tent here," says Adam Rothberg, director of corporate communications, the lucky one at Simon & Schuster Online assigned to answer reporters' calls on the issue of the hacking of the Stephen King e-book Riding the Bullet. "We believe in the e-book just as strongly as we did before." But S&S Online also acknowledges that the event highlighted the importance of good security: "It's unfortunate, but some