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This Week's Featured Video: Highlights from the 2010 Publishing Business Conference & Expo
April 27, 2010

Check out the video highlights from the 2010 Publishing Business Conference & Expo, featuring comments from conference chairs Chris Foster, President & COO, GIE Media; Samir Husni, aka "Mr. Magazine" and founder and director of the Magazine Innovation Center; and Clint Greenleaf, president and CEO, Greenleaf Book Group, as well as from other attendees.

Simon & Schuster Author Partners With Amazon on E-books
December 18, 2009

Amazon and FranklinCovey Co. announced that electronic versions of business author Stephen Covey's best-selling books, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" and "Principle-Centered Leadership," are now available exclusively in the Amazon Kindle Store for $7.99. Longtime best-seller "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" has helped make Covey's 13th best-selling author of all time.

The Promise of Poetry in a Digital Age
November 1, 2009

The problems of poetry are many. It can be difficult to discover. It can be difficult to read and interpret. Are you reading it right? Are you interpreting it right? Are you sure?

What's F.A. Davis Doing Right?
November 1, 2009

It was known as the Green Room, a relic of 1960s-era decorating—felt walls and all—that served for decades as prime meeting space on the first floor of Philadelphia health sciences book publisher F.A. Davis Co. While nobody mourned its passing when it was finally renovated two years ago, it was believed that the demise of the groovy grotto warranted the creation of a commemorative plaque, handed out around the office at the holidays. Amid photos and an actual mounted green wall swatch was engraved a promise to hereby “stop meeting like this.”

FSEA 2009 Membership Directory Named Gold Ink People's Choice Award
September 18, 2009

This year's Gold Ink Awards and Hall of Fame Banquet, produced by Book Business and Publishing Executive magazines, was held Monday at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Chicago, Ill., during the Print 09 show. For the first time in the awards' 22-year history, all of the Gold Ink Gold Award winners were displayed at the banquet, and each guest was given the opportunity to cast one vote as to which Gold Award winner should receive the "People's Choice Award" for outstanding printing.

Behind the Scenes With Jan Pogue, Publisher of the Recent National Hit 'Morning Glory Farm'
August 14, 2009

Small publishers who expand too quickly sometimes watch their businesses deflate, says Jan Pogue, editor and publisher of Edgartown, Mass.-based Vineyard Stories. That's why she's not going to let the success of her latest book, "Morning Glory Farm: And the Family That Feeds an Island" by Tom Dunlop—a nonfiction title about a local, sustainable, family-owned farm—make her think that she's anything other than a niche publisher.

Google's Engineering Director Shares Google's Vision for the Future
July 31, 2009

Last night, in an event that slipped by relatively unnoticed compared to the usual media spotlight on Google happenings, Google Books Engineering Director Dan Clancy spoke at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., of Google's vision for the future of bookselling.

For Audio Publishers, Digital Media Is the Wave of the Present: APA President Anthony Goff on How Publishers Are Adapting
July 17, 2009

Audiobook publishers can hear the train coming and are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel, says Anthony Goff, president of the Audio Publishers Association (APA), and publisher director of Hachette Audio and Digital Media. Goff believes that the recent, significant decline in audiobook sales—the Association of American Publishers (AAP) reported a 47.1-percent decrease in audiobook sales from March 2008 to March 2009—will likely result in audiobook publishers stepping aboard the train and steering ahead on the changing tracks.