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St. Martin's Press has partnered with Swagbucks (www.swagbucks.com), the web's most rewarding content discovery community, for a new digital literature channel called READ.
Marian Lizzi “grew up at St. Martin’s,” as she puts it, spending fourteen years at the company, beginning as an editorial assistant and working up to building her own list. In 2004 she moved to Penguin’s Perigee Books division, where she is now Editor-in-Chief.
Publishers Monday scrambled to fill the Osama bin Laden book pipeline, hatching plans for digital titles they could publish almost instantly. Jon Meacham, an executive editor at Random House, is assembling an essay collection about the Al Qaeda leader—titled “Beyond Bin Laden: America and the Future of Terror”—that Random House expects to publish as an e-Book next week.
Others considering a new digital work on Mr. bin Laden include Free Press, an imprint of CBS Corp.’s Simon & Schuster publishing arm.
MINNEAPOLIS—Amanda Hocking, a 26-year-old author in Austin, Minn., who's considered the biggest e-book seller in the world, has signed with an ink-and-paper publisher for a book contract reportedly worth more than $2 million.
Matthew Baldacci has been marketing books for 17 years. Currently St. Martin’s Press’ vice president of marketing and publishing operations, he has seen a number of marketing strategies come and go, and is constantly on the lookout for innovative and creative ways to market the company’s some 700 titles a year. He and his team may be on to something with its relatively new “try before you buy” model.
Macmillan announced the formation of Macmillan Speakers (http://MacmillanSpeakers.com/), a new agency that will place Macmillan's authors and other speakers at events and speaking engagements across the country. Founded by Ellis Trevor, formerly a publicist at St. Martin's Press, and Kathleen Gilligan, an editor at Thomas Dunne Books, the agency includes more than 100 speakers, including actor William Shatner and bestselling novelist Emily Griffin.
And the winners of the 17th annual Gold Ink Awards are … As summer rolls into fall, it's time once again to announce, and display on these pages, the winners in the book competition of the 2004 Gold Ink Awards, which has earned the respect of some of the most renowned producers of printed material in the industry. Over the course of three days, our esteemed judges poured over entries in 46 categories, including eight book categories, debating the merits and sweating over each nuance of the 1,574 submissions before bestowing a gold, silver or bronze designation on a winner. It was tiring work
Frank Romano isn't shy. In fact, Rochester Institute of Technology's chairman of the School of Printing has never been hesitant about putting speeches where his beliefs are. And at BookTech's 2002 conference and expo, he was true to form. During the show's keynote address, Romano argued the provocative case between Random House and RosettaBooks, first as a signal that digital content is becoming increasingly popular, and second, as a way to compare print with e-media. "What's the difference between an e-book and an e-magazine?" Romano asked. "They're both packaged information delivered in some form to you. A Web site is