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Book awards push for a wider audience

Oct 14, 2013
Literary prizes like the Man Booker and National Book Award try to broaden their appeal.
Posted In: literature, publishing

Malala's delicate publishing proposal

Oct 8, 2013
15-year-old Malala Yousafzai ‘s book comes out tomorrow.
Posted In: Malala, Pakistan, taliban, publishing

Book publishing business tries a rewrite

Aug 19, 2013
Once upon a time, running a publishing house was a prestige thing -- even if it was one with a challenging business model.
Posted In: Books, publishing

Random House gets in show business

Aug 19, 2013
TV food shows are big, and cookbooks by show hosts like Emeril Lagasse do really well. Penguin Random House is trying to reverse that equation.
Posted In: Random House, television, publishing

Bustle backlash: How the launch of a website for women turned into a big mess

Aug 15, 2013
Bleacher Report co-founder finds out the hard way how to not launch a website targeted to women.
Posted In: media, publishing, women

Rolling Stone's Boston bomber cover prompts backlash

Jul 17, 2013
The magazine's decision to put the Boston Marathon bombing suspect on its cover has sparked rebukes from retail outlets and government officials.
Posted In: boston marathon, publishing, magazines

Amazon to open fan fiction bookstore

Jun 28, 2013
Amazon is rolling out a new online platform for fan fiction, that is, original stories that use famous characters from TV and movies.
Posted In: Amazon, Kindle, Books, publishing, self-publishing

As e-books rise, smaller book stores are still growing

May 29, 2013
As the publishing industry comes together at BookExpo America in New York, e-books are all the rage. How are smaller stores hanging on so well?
Posted In: ebooks, bookstore, self-publishing, publishing

PEN is mighty, but needs to recruit new generation of writers

Mar 12, 2013
The writers' group PEN is well known for its core mission: Supporting free speech around the world. Its members include Nobel and Pulitzer prize winners. But it needs to expand, as the traditional publishing world shrinks.
Posted In: branding, media, writing, publishing

Coffee table books weather publishing's decline

Nov 6, 2012
Though the publishing industry is struggling against the rise of e-readers, publishers of art books -- the big volumes that adorn coffee tables -- are doing well.
Posted In: publishing, ebooks

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