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Paperback Publishers Quicken Their Pace

Posted: 31 Jul 2011 10:08 PM PDT

It used to be like clockwork in the book business: first the hardcover edition was released, then, about one year later, the paperback. But in an industry that has been upended by the growth of e-books, publishers are moving against convention by pushing paper into publication earlier than usual, sometimes less than six months after [...]

Kizzy Thomas: The Poetic Purpose Poetry Series Revisited

Posted: 31 Jul 2011 08:24 PM PDT

Kizzy Thomas describes herself as a warrior for the Kingdom of God. The former host of the Poetic Purpose Poetry Series took a 3 month sabbatical after the show ended in June 2010. Obedience is greater than sacrifice and Thomas' decision to end the show has been a test of both. Ending the show was [...]

No Storybook Ending for Borders Group

Posted: 30 Jul 2011 12:15 PM PDT

It started with a "novel" beginning almost 50 years ago—when Lawrence Hoyt opened his first independently owned bookstore in Pittsburgh, Pa., calling it The Walden Book Store in tribute to Henry David Thoreau 's literary classic, "Walden," and when nine years later Tom  and Louis Borders  opened their first 800-square-foot used bookstore in Ann Arbor, Mich. [...]

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Gold Ink Awards' Judging in Book Categories

Posted: 30 Jul 2011 11:57 AM PDT

Get an insider's view of the judging process for the nation's most prestigious print competition, the Gold Ink Awards. Judges from all walks of the publishing industry gather at Book Business parent company headquarters (North American Publishing Co.) in Philadelphia  to scrutinize more than 1,000 print pieces in more than 40 categories, including many book [...]

Self Publishing: Friend or Foe?

Posted: 23 Jul 2011 06:49 PM PDT

As the self-publishing phenomenon has grown and matured, traditional book publishers have passed through something like the five stages of grief: denial ("It's just vanity publishing."); anger ("It's an affront to quality!"); bargaining ("Don't you see how fruitless this is?"); depression ("Amanda Hocking"); and, finally, acceptance of the fact that the self-publishing market is big, [...]
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