Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Below is a link to a Webinar on the subject conducted by Jonathan Kirsch, IBPA's legal counsel, for an organization called California Lawyers for the Arts.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
You can read what they have to say online at:
Thanks to G. K. Darby for the tip.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
The marketplace is changing rapidly and we aim to help our clients stay on the cutting edge of technology and innovation. Just as our service options now include POD and digital short run, we see the opportunities that digital publishing offers. As with print books, several of the larger retailers have told us that they will only purchase digital titles if they are handled by a distributor, so we are now offering to handle this aspect of your business alongside our other distribution services.
We will continue to expand our digital services as this new marketplace develops. Publishers with questions are welcomed to contact Davida Breier (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Event: 21st Annual Indie & Small Press Fair
Time: December 6, 2008 10:00AM
Location: New York Center for Independent Publishing, 20 West 44th street, between 5th and 6th Avenues, New York, New York 10036
Check out www.nycip.org/bookfair/ for a list of events and exhibitors.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
(On a personal note, meeting him at BEA 2001 remains a BEA highlight for me - Davida)
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
Make sure you read the comments as well, they offer even more advice.
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
We are deeply saddened by the accidental death of Dave Freeman. Dave was a pleasure to work with, and he will be missed. He was very creative in his advertising and his writing and took the same approach to his free time and travel. Dave inspired those he worked with and those who attended his talks. The book he co-wrote with Neil Teplica, 100 Things to Do before You Die, was groundbreaking and started a new line of travel and adventure books that many publishers adopted. The book was a nice success for Taylor Trade as the content and format connected with a wide variety of readers looking to sate some wanderlust with a vacation trip far off the beaten trail or to simply enjoy an adventure from the safety of their own armchair.
Dave Freeman was an exciting man to be around. He lived his life with great intensity and knew that life itself is precious and time is a valuable thing that you can't bank on for later. A young man of just 47 years old, Dave's untimely death clearly illustrates that you must live each day as if it could be your last. We here at Taylor Trade Publishing, National Book Network, and all of us within the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group are better for having known him and will take his passing with a look at what we can do special today that we might have thought to put off for another day.
With all of the press Dave Freeman's death is getting, we hope people will see past the irony of this world traveling adventurer's demise from a slip and fall at home to the message that you should live like there may be no tomorrow and enjoy life in the present. We are certain that Dave enjoyed his years to the fullest. We are glad to know that he crammed a lot of living into a too-short life.
Read more about Dave's life and "100 Things" books on the Today Show website
Monday, August 11, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
"Publishers Push for New Rules on Unsold Books"
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Friday, March 7, 2008
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Friday, February 29, 2008
PMA-U is the largest educational event for independent book publishers with more than 600 attending. This year there are 80 class offerings in nine tracks and half are new. They have also developed an Advanced Track Program for previous attendees and experienced publishers. Many NBN staff members will be teaching classes and on panels, including Marianne Bohr, Davida Breier, Jeanne Kramer, Tressa Helvey, Jeff Harris, Les Petriw, and Linda Sinisi.
To view information about the tracks and classes visit these links:
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Drop-in titles (also known as crash or add-in titles) continue to grow--and getting the word to booksellers and librarians about these sudden new books or titles with major last-minute changes is ever more problematic. NBN releases new title information to accounts via Nuts and Bolts, but not all territories are covered by this release of information. Markets such as libraries and independent booksellers may not have access to such information, thus causing your momentum to stall in those markets.In an effort to make it easier and more effective for publishers, retailers and librarians to communicate and receive information about drop-in titles, Shelf Awareness in partnership with Unshelved has launched a service for publishers to get the word out to the 12,000 people in the book trade who subscribe to Shelf Awareness and the 40,000 librarians and others who read Unshelved.
For a fee of $150, announcements about drop-in titles will appear in the Shelf Awareness and Unshelved newsletters--and then reside in the Shelf Awareness drop-in title database web site. The web site is fully searchable and will archive all drop-in listings.
Publishers who want to learn more about the drop-in title database should go to: http://www.shelf-awareness.com/howto.html.
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
"Friday, Feb. 11 is the last day submissions will be accepted for our annual look at fast growing small publishers. To be considered for inclusion in our annual look at fast-growing small publishers, presses with net sales of between $2 million and $10 million should submit net sales for 2005--2007, number of employees in those years as well as the number of new titles released. Sales will be kept confidential. A brief description on the reasons behind the growth should also be included. E-mail responses to Jim Milliot at email@example.com; phone 646-746-6867."
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Interestingly, New York, LA, and Chicago did not make the list.
Friday, December 21, 2007
What will life be like if people stop reading?
Tuesday, December 11, 2007