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Could Riffle Be the Pinterest of Book Discovery?

Publishers Weekly • By Judith Rosen • June 20, 2012 Shelfari, Goodreads, Bookish, and showrooming at bricks-and-mortar stores. There are numerous ways to discover books, yet online book discovery continues to be one of the biggest challenges that publishers, authors, and booksellers face. Now the Facebook marketing platform Odyl, which Scholastic turned to for the […]

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Bridging Past and Present: Networking

In 1969 Lon Driggers, production manager at Wadsworth, and Al Lindenbaum, representative for Seaboard Paper recognized the need to encourage networking within the developing Bay Area publishing community. Major east coast publishers the likes of Prentice Hall and Addison Wesley were setting up divisions in San Francisco and they thought it would be a great idea for publishing production people and vendors to get together in a neutral environment to get to know one another. No overt selling, just meeting one another and sharing experience and expectations.

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The McGraw-Hill Companies Appoints Lloyd G. Waterhouse President & CEO of McGraw-Hill Education

NEW YORK, June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ • The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP) today announced the appointment of Lloyd G. “Buzz” Waterhouse as President and Chief Executive Officer of McGraw-Hill Education, effective June 14.  Mr. Waterhouse, a former Chief Executive Officer of Harcourt Education, had a distinguished 26 year career at IBM where he was General […]

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New World Library Is Celebrating Gold

June 6, 2001 • Tona Pearce Myers No, New World Library is not celebrating our golden anniversary in business; we are celebrating becoming a Green Press Initiative (GPI) Gold Certified Environmentally Responsible Publisher. The Green Press Initiative describes its certification program for environmentally responsible publishers as follows: Publishers that are certified to the standards established […]

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Book Industry Guild Develops an EPUB 3.0 Support Grid

BISG, through its Content Structure Committee has developed the EPUB 3.0 Support Grid. Recognizing the constantly shifting nature of digital publishing, the Content Structure Committee plans to continuously update the Grid.

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iBooks Now Supports Epub3

From The Digital Reader website:

There still hasn’t been a public announcement (nor has the app been updated), but yesterday Apple made it official. iBooks now supports the advanced formatting options, interactive features, and embedded content found in the new Epub3 book format.

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how a book is born (because you kids love the infographics)

WeldonOwen • Mariah Bear • 5-10-12 Have you ever wondered how a great idea becomes a book? Or even how a really crummy one does? Did your mother try to make you stop asking by telling you a story that starts, “Well, when an author loves an editor very, very much . . .” or […]

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Publishers Weekly Launches PW Select

In recognition of the boom in self-publishing and as an acknowledgment that valuable works are being published outside traditional publishing, PW is giving self-published authors an opportunity to present their titles to the publishing trade. Call it what you will–self-published, DIY, POD, author-financed, micro-titles, or relationship publishing–the phenomenon is upending the publishing world. Readership—agents, booksellers, […]

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Edwards Brothers, Inc. and Malloy Incorporated, Merge To Form Nation's Sixth Largest Book Maker

Ann Arbor, MI (February 6, 2012)—Edwards Brothers, Inc. and Malloy Incorporated, two leading book manufacturers, announced today that they would merge effective February 6, 2012, forming a new company called Edwards Brothers Malloy. The new company will have combined sales of $115 million and will be the sixth largest book manufacturing firm in the United […]

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Llewellyn Launches 'eShorts' Program

Publishers Weekly • By Claire Kirch • May 01, 2012 Llewellyn Worldwide has launched short, original e-books on topics of interest to their readers that are meant to enhance existing, full-length titles, both new and backlist. Llewellyn’s “eShorts” program will feature nonfiction titles that cover a specific subject in less than 30 pages (10,000 words). […]

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Possibilities Abound in Microsoft, Barnes & Noble Deal

By Jeremy Greenfield • Digital Book World • May 1, 2012 Imagine a Windows-powered Nook tablet that breaks the iOS and Android stranglehold on the mobile device market. Imagine turning a Power Point slide deck into an enhanced e-book and distributing it to a dozen e-booksellers with the press of a button. Imagine a book […]

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Blurb® And Consolidated Graphics (Cgx) Deliver Integrated Print-On-Demand Workflow To Businesses Using Adobe Indesign Plug-In

With Publish powered by Blurb, Consolidated Graphics customers can now design and print high-quality runs of one unit and up, for projects requiring immediate delivery. APRIL 18, 2012 (SAN FRANCISCO, CA and NEW ORLEANS, LA)––Blurb®, the creative publishing and marketing platform, today announced that it is partnering with Consolidated Graphics (NYSE: CGX), one of the […]

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