Jim Sturdivant

Jim Sturdivant
UK Publisher Gollancz Annnounces Major E-Book Initiative

Gollancz, an imprint of London-based Orion Publishing Group, has announced a plan to digitize 5000 out-of-print novels in what it claims will be the world's largest digital library of science fiction and fantasy books.

What Lies on the Retail Horizon?

Borders Group's recent bankruptcy filing and announced closing of more than 220 stores nationwide seems to warrant a closer look at trends in book retailing.

The Printers' Evolution

As is true of so many sectors of the economy in this volatile time, much is changing in the world of book printing, but not necessarily in sync.

Publishers' Outlook 2011

Book publishers seem to be focused more on opportunities than challenges—or perhaps it's a case of seeing ways to turn the latter into the former.

The E-book 

Two-thousand ten may be remembered as the year of the iPad, but if the recent buzz around e-readers is any indication, a rising content-delivery-device tide truly does lift all boats.

Rethinking a World With No Returns

Returns remain a problem for the book publishing industry, although changes to the book-selling landscape brought about by Internet retail, e-books and new distribution models seem destined to make the issue loom less large than it did when mega-bookstores ruled the retail roost.