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Shebooks (shebooks.net) entered the booming e-singles market today with a collection of nine titles aimed at the largest reader segment women. Shebooks also announced plans for a unique subscription offering for accessing the publisher's growing collection of titles. The nine titles released on the Shebooks preview site today (view on shebooks.net) include six memoirs and three works of fiction by well-established authors and essayists, including Hope Edelman, Marion Winik, Faith Adiele, Jessica Anja Blau and Suzanne Paola.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world's largest bookseller, today announced the launch of NOOKcolor by Barnes & Noble, the ultimate reading experience - the first full-color touch Reader's Tablet that delivers digital books, magazines, newspapers and children's books in immersive color, and all in one thin and highly portable device.
Book Business and Publishing Executive magazines have announced the 2010 inductees into the Publishing Executive Hall of Fame, the industry's most prestigious awards recognition for excellence in book and magazine publishing production and manufacturing.
It has been another year of increasing challenges and opportunities for book publishing executives as manufacturing and distribution costs escalate, and the media landscape shifts and shimmies before our very eyes. As costs continue their steep incline and new opportunities on the digital horizon demand more and more attention, many of you have been increasingly tasked with wearing additional hats—whether you’re the president, the head of operations or manufacturing, the production director, marketing director, or just about any other position. While publishing has never been a cakewalk (for most, anyway), it seems that now is a time when you certainly need to earn your
PHILADELPHIA, Pa.—North American Publishing Co. and Book Business and Publishing Executive magazines have announced their official call for nominations for the 2006 Publishing Executive Hall of Fame (formerly the PrintMedia Hall of Fame), the industry’s most prestigious award presented to individual publishing and production executives. Inductees join the ranks of leading executives in magazine, book and catalog publishing, as well as advertising production. Last year’s inductees were: - Anthony Crouch, director, design and production, University of California Press - Dora Braschi Cardinale, executive VP, print production, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia - Barry Meinerth, senior VP, production and fulfillment, Time Inc. - Ken
Last year, retail e-commerce totaled $88 billion, or 2.4 percent of total U.S. retail sales, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. In the first quarter of this year, U.S. retail e-sales hit $25 billion—2.7 percent of total retail sales for the quarter ($906 billion). And based on the average annual growth rate (in the mid 20-percent range) of the last few years, 2006’s year-end e-commerce totals are likely to top $110 billion. Book publishers in almost every market have launched e-commerce sites to tap the growing potential in e-sales. Major publishers such as Scholastic (ShopScholastic.com), Random House (RandomHouse.com), McGraw-Hill (Books.McGraw-Hill.com), Penguin Group