Book Business Magazine

Confessions of a first-time Wrimo
November 16, 2012

As an intern here at NAPCO (the parent company of Book Business and Publishing Executive), I am constantly exposed to new, exciting things happening in the publishing industry. Two weeks ago, I wrote an article celebrating the kickoff of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). In that article, I challenged all you publishers to one month of literary abandon in which you (yes, you!) could become authors yourselves. I wanted to take a minute to check in on your progress, and to share my own NaNoWriMo experience with you. That’s right, you are currently reading the words of another first-time Wrimo.

Getting the most out of a Pub Expo Virtual Conference.
October 11, 2012

It is true that there is no substitute for the real thing – but there are alternatives that can be less exhausting and more immediately rewarding – and entertaining. This thought came to me as I was reflecting on the September 13 Book Business on line Pub Expo.

Have You Read “Fifty Shades of Grey”?
June 28, 2012

Last night a friend told me a hilarious story about how she managed to purchase a copy of the paperback of this book at Barnes & Noble without her children noticing what she was buying (with an assist from a discreet cashier). This phenomenon of a book has been featured in numerous news stories, some of them in our publications, but my friend’s story was an amusing angle I had never before heard.

IDPF Unveils Program, Speakers for Digital Book 2012 at BEA
April 10, 2012

The International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) announced today the preliminary program and speakers for Digital Book 2012 at BEA ( The conference, held in partnership with BookExpo America (BEA), will be held June 4-5, 2012, in New York City's Javits Center, and is expected to draw global leaders in the publishing industry, including technologists, marketers, retailers, solution providers, publishers, authors, and agents.

Featured speakers at Digital Book 2012 will include best-selling authors Seth Godin and Bella Andre, as well as publishing CEOs and senior executives including Jane Friedman (Open Road Media), Madeline McIntosh (Random House), Otis Chandler (Goodreads) and more.

Book Business Wants to Know: What's Your 2012 Outlook?
December 14, 2011

We here at Book Business Magazine are conducting our annual Publishers' Outlook survey to determine—you guessed it—book publishers' outlooks for 2012. If you have already taken part in this survey—thank you! If not, please take just a couple of minutes out of your busy day to fill out the brief (we swear!) online Zoomerang questionnaire.

John Wiley & Sons … Lessons from a Publisher that Has Made the Digital Transition
May 5, 2011

We can all learn some valuable lessons about making the “transition to digital” from John Wiley & Sons, the $1.7 billion publisher of scientific, technical, medical (STMS), higher education, and professional trade books and journals.

... Wiley’s outgoing CEO, William Pesce and incoming CEO, Stephen Smith spoke yesterday in an excellent webinar hosted by Book Business Magazine’s editor-in-chief Noelle Skodzinski and sponsored by publishing technology vendor Aptara. I strongly encourage you to take some time to listen to Learn from Wiley’s Legacy and Leadership.

Editor's Note: Free Webinar on Wiley's Legacy and Leadership, PBC Tweets Now on Storify
April 14, 2011

On Tuesday, May 3, Book Business will present a free webinar, "Learn From Wiley's Legacy and Leadership," sponsored by Aptara. The webinar will feature John Wiley & Son's outgoing President and CEO William J. Pesce as well as Wiley's incoming President and CEO Stephen M. Smith in an engaging discussion moderated by Book Business Editorial Director Noelle Skodzinski. The event will begin at 2 p.m. EST.