Copyright Clearance Center

Beyond the Book Podcast Interview With Publishing Business Virtual Conference Director Noelle Skodzinski
September 3, 2010

Christopher Kenneally, director, author relations for the nonprofit Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) and host of CCC's Beyond the Book podcast series, interviewed Noelle Skodzinski, editorial director of Book Business and Publishing Executive magazines, about the forthcoming Publishing Business Virtual Conference and Expo (Sept. 16), for which Skodzinski is the program director.

Best-selling Author Seth Godin to Keynote 26th Annual IBPA Publishing University
March 31, 2010

(Press Release) — Seth Godin, author of 12 best-selling books and called by American Way magazine “America’s Greatest Marketer,” will bring his unique style and no-holds barred vision to independent book publishers as he keynotes the 26th annual IBPA Publishing University, to be held at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City prior to BEA on May 24-25. Dominique Raccah, Publisher and founder of Sourcebooks, Inc., a company whose name is synonymous with “innovation” and that has grown from one room in 1987 to a multi-million dollar independent publishing company will kick off the opening day.

Copyright Issues in a Digital World Continue to Cause Book Publishers Angst
February 12, 2010

Two sessions planned for next month's Publishing Business Conference's book publishing track that are attracting a lot of attention are “Rethinking Author Contracts for the Digital World” and “Rethinking Copyright for the Digital World.” But they have more in common than similar titles—both will be led by the Copyright Clearance Center's Christopher Kenneally. Kenneally agreed to give Publishing Business Insider readers a preview of his two sessions, which will be held Tuesday, March 9 at the New York Marriott Marquis.

Are You Bitextual?
February 1, 2010

At one time, many book publishers printed their own books. Then they discovered that the cost of maintaining a printing enterprise was less cost-effective than buying book printing and binding from commercial printers. Over the decades, they dabbled in (photo) typesetting and desktop publishing, and enlisted legions of part-time workers. At some moment in time, most books in production in New York City are on the subway, as industry freelancers carry manuscripts and artwork back and forth.

36 Twitter Tips for Book Publishers
December 1, 2009

For better or worse, Twitter has become part of our culture. While some people still may not see the value in engaging on the online social networking tool, many do. According to ComScore Media Metrix’s October figures, Twitter had more than 20 million unique visitors in the United States in September. Many businesses find Twitter useful for connecting with customers, and publishers are no exception.

HarperCollins Named Publishing Innovator of the Year
April 16, 2008

“To resist change, at this point, is true foolishness,” says HarperCollins Publishers Worldwide President and CEO Jane Friedman. Under Friedman’s direction over the last 11 years, HarperCollins has gone beyond not “resisting” change; the company has, in fact, been a pioneer of change, several paces ahead of the industry in many of its endeavors regarding digital content creation and distribution, marketing and audience-building. This year, the company—one of the largest English-language publishers in the world—has been named as book business’ Publishing Innovator of the Year in recognition of the company’s leadership and innovation. The first-annual award was presented to HarperCollins at an awards reception