It’s Half Time in Publishing and We’re Changing Forward Fast: Notes on the 6th Annual Tools of Change Conference (Part 1 of 2)
February 21, 2012

Where does a publisher go for the latest in process, for a view of the future and to map a path for getting there? This year’s three day 6th annual TOC conference provided an immersive opportunity to do so. It was at once a celebration of the traditions of storytelling and an exploration of new developments and business frameworks for their presentation and distribution. The theme was "Change/Forward/Fast and Start Again."

A Tumultuous Year in Books
December 21, 2011

This has been a tumultuous year for the book business, a time of profound change in the way books are distributed and read. It is no exaggeration to say that the widespread acceptance of digital devices and a simultaneous contraction of shelf-space in stores qualify as a historic shift. The demise of Borders, the country's second-largest book chain as recently as a year ago, was largely offset by the sale of millions of e-readers and electronic books on a vast scale…

Kodak achieved tremendous success at All In Print China 2011
December 20, 2011

During the three-day show, Kodak met with thousands of potential customers and demonstrated industry-leading technology, software and services. All In Print is China's largest printing fair. It took place from 14 - 17 November, at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. As China's printing industry moves toward sustainability and increased automation, the All In Print exhibition focused on innovation, upgrades, integration and development in advanced printing technologies. With the theme, ‘It's Time for You AND Kodak-Green, Innovative, Digital and Fast’, Kodak's stand featured a variety of products

Google Currents Crashes Newsreader Party
December 9, 2011

Flipboard calls itself the pocket-sized social magazine and this is an apt description for a social newsreader so popular that this week when it launched an iPhone edition, it was overwhelmed with traffic and crashed. Obviously there is tremendous...

[NYT] 100 Notable Books of 2011
November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving, Book Business readers!

May we recommend you check out (but don't gore yourself on)the year's 100 notable tomes in fiction, poetry and nonfiction as selected by the New York Times between drumsticks, football games and "quality time" with extended family. Remember, it's about portion control, people.


Barnes & Noble Announces Expansion of Marketplace
October 20, 2011

Barnes & Noble, Inc. has added over one million new products to its online catalog, and new premiere online partners including, Right Start,, Inc., School Specialty, Inc., Abe's of Maine, Delivery Agent and more.

So What IS A Book, Anyway?
September 27, 2011

So what is the definition of "book"? If we can agree upon a very broad starting point of the book as a delivery mechanism for content, then we can move forward.