Andy Hughes

With the growing popularity of e-books, questionable profitability in print book development, changes in publicity, and new review methodologies, almost every publisher is considering a variety of strategies for book publishing.

Some publishers are developing e-books first. If the e-book sells well and seems to justify the cost of a print run, then they develop the print version.

Scribe’s Well-Formed Document Workflow (WFDW) has been adopted by Random House, Inc., in an effort to refine its publishing methodology and connect print and electronic publications.

The WFDW combines methodology and technology to enable publishers to produce print and electronic publications efficiently and cost-effectively. Scribe’s workflow functions within the normal editorial and production processes and does not require an investment in expensive new software or hardware.

Not even a George Clooney sighting could disrupt the 2006 Book Business Conference and Expo, which took place March 20-22 at the Hilton New York. The celebrity was filming his latest picture just feet away from the conference’s registration area and—predictably—attracted all sorts of ogling from attendees and passers-by, but it was the conference and expo that were the stars of the week. Much like the industry it serves, the conference found itself in an unprecedented state of evolution when it kicked off on Monday, March 20. In its 10th year and amid revolutionary changes in the world of book publishing, this year’s conference

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