New York, NY April 23, 2015: RosettaBooks kicks off its publishing collaboration with The Associated Press and commemorates the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, with the release of Saigon Has Fallen, an intimate and exclusive remembrance by Pulitzer Prize-winning Vietnam era correspondent Peter Arnett.
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April 1, 2014, Manila, Philippines. SPi Global, the Philippines' most internationally-recognized Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company, announced today that it has been recognized as the "BPO Employer of the Year" in the recently concluded International ICT Awards.
In the summer of 2012, my friend Hans Kemp and I were sitting in Bangkok, Thailand, talking about the changing world of publishing and the new challenges facing small independent publishers and writers. Hans and I had just collaborated on a successful illustrated book — Sacred Skin, Thailand’s Spirit Tattoos — for his Hong Kong based publishing house Visionary World.
Forty-four years ago this month, in December 1969, I quit my job as a manager of a bookstore in New York City's Greenwich Village and began to write the Anarchist Cookbook. My motivation at the time was simple; I was being actively pursued by the US military, who seemed single-mindedly determined to send me to fight, and possibly die, in Vietnam. I wanted to publish something that would express my anger. It seems that I succeeded in ways that far exceeded what I imagined possible at the time.
When the former HarperCollins CEO Jane Friedman cofounded Open Road Media in 2009, the publisher was one of the first of its kind: The idea was that it would mine the backlist for books that had never been available as ebooks, snap up the digital rights and publish the ebooks for the first time, thus introducing authors like William Styron and Alice Walker to new audiences.
Nearly four years and 3,000 titles later (with an additional 1,000 titles under contract), the company is still focused around acquiring and marketing backlist titles.