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Editor's Note: Awards Dinner Will Celebrate Publishers' Achievements
March 13, 2009

With so much bad news in publishing these days, it is especially important to celebrate the industry's good news. Please join Book Business and Publishing Executive magazines at a special awards dinner on Monday evening, March 23, as they recognize the significant achievements of our publishing colleagues:

Countdown to the Google Book Search Settlement Review
March 1, 2009

The preliminary settlement agreement between the Association of American Publishers, the Authors Guild and Google regarding Google’s Book Search project and its alleged copyright violation has been heralded by the parties involved as a victory. Other publishers and industry analysts also have voiced optimism over the settlement’s impact on the industry. But as the date of the final settlement review (the Fairness Hearing) approaches (June 11), many still are investigating the agreement’s details. Others have voiced concern and suggest the settlement demands some significant changes.

Does Quality Count?
April 1, 2007

We’re just back from the 2007 Book Business Conference and Expo and planning for next year’s event. If you missed this year’s conference, check out some of the highlights on pages 10-14. It was humbling to be a part of this gathering of brilliant publishing minds, both speakers and attendees. But with this year’s conference frenzy winding down, we head into another busy and exciting time of year, with our Gold Ink Awards competition. If you’re not too familiar with the Gold Ink Awards, it’s the nation’s most prestigious print competition, founded 20 years ago, to recognize the finest in print production. We receive

Tips for E-Commerce Solution Shopping
February 1, 2007

In the ever-changing world of multimedia and shoppers who expect things at the click of the mouse, e-commerce solutions are in high demand. “These days it’s so important to give your Web customers a great experience,” says Jim Morse, president of Morse Data Corp. To do so, it is important to select solutions that fit your company size, scope, staff and budget. The following advice from several e-commerce solution providers can help guide you through the process of deciding which product works best for your company. “A publisher should analyze the cost of not only the development of a solution, but the manpower

Book Business Introduces “Hot Jobs”
January 5, 2007

Book Business introduces a new feature to its Web site—a job search, featuring the hottest available employment opportunities in the publishing industry. Here’s three of the top jobs featured right now: Marketing Director - Harvard Business School Press Harvard Business School Publishing Editorial Director, Electronic Media University of California, Berkeley Google: Book Search Operations Supervisor - Palo Alto Google Inc. Take a look at how to apply for these and other positions in the “Job” section of right now.

Google Adds Spain to Book Search Partners
September 29, 2006

The company behind the most-used search engine in the world continued its endeavor to scan library collections from around the word by expanding its book-scanning project to Spain this week. Google announced Tuesday its new partnership with the University Complutense of Madrid in its Google Books Library Project, an effort to digitize hundreds of thousands of book in the university’s library collection, the largest library in that country. The Spanish institution joins Harvard, New York Public Library, Oxford, Stanford, University of Michigan and University of California in the project the company started two years ago. “Out-of-copyright books previously only available to people with access to Madrid’s

Google Book Search Makes Debut, Offers Printable Downloads
September 15, 2006

After nearly two years of debate and speculation, the world’s top search engine site has launched its much-talked about and highly controversial book search. Google finally rolled out its Book Search on August 30 despite the protests of many in the book industry, who have raised issue with the search’s display of portions of copyright-protected works without prior approval since the concept was introduced in October 2004. The Mountain View,Calif-based company contends the search constitutes fair use and offers publishers the opportunity to request how and if their content will be used. According to Google, the company does “not enable downloading of any books under copyright.

Google Working with Univ. of Calif. on Book Search
August 11, 2006

Google showed a renewed push in its project to scan the full text of book collections throughout the world this week as the company announced a new partnership with one of the largest public university systems in the country. The University of California joined with Google in its the Google Book Search Project, to help scan millions of books, the company announced Tuesday. The support of UC and its 100 libraries across 10 campuses is expected to reinvigorate a project that has garnered much controversy since being introduced to the book industry in October 2004 at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Since December 2004, Google has worked

Top Industry Executives to Be Inducted Top Industry Executives to Be Inducted Into National Hall of Fame
June 9, 2006

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