Book Business September/October 2010


2010 Gold Ink Awards

As demonstrated by the winners of this year's Gold Ink Awards, pride in book production is alive and well in 2010.

A Bridge to 
Global Bookselling

The publishing arm of L. Ron Hubbard's collection of writings and lectures, Bridge Publications, is, according to the company, the world's largest, all-digital print-on-demand publishing house.

Breaking Away 
From the App Herd

Publishers and media types often fall victim to a herd mentality, in which one and all jump on the latest bandwagon, the latest "hot topic."

eBooks … By the Numbers

Year-to-date sales of U.S. trade e-books sold through wholesale channels show an increase of more than 204 percent over sales through June 2009.

Fast Stats

50,000 Number of copies of Stieg Larsson's "Millennium" crime series—which includes "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," "The Girl Who Played With Fire" and "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest"—being sold approximately each day in the United States. Source: The Canadian Press, July 12, 2010 129,864,880 The number of books in the world, as…

Ken Brooks: 2010 Publishing Executive Hall of Fame Inductee

Ask a sampling of your book industry peers, and you will find that most publishing careers do not begin with an engineering degree.

Rising From the Ashes 
of Retail Giants

Some very fond memories of my childhood are visiting the tiny, but bursting-at-the-seams-with-books independent bookstore on the main street in my hometown.

The E-book 

Two-thousand ten may be remembered as the year of the iPad, but if the recent buzz around e-readers is any indication, a rising content-delivery-device tide truly does lift all boats.

The Key to Print-to-Digital Conversion: Simplicity

As digital content, in all of its forms, has become the new medium, publishers are grappling with new business models.