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Apple Takes a Bite of the E-book Market
Apple Takes a Bite of the E-book Market

by Molly Reger

A wrap up of one of publishing’s biggest trials

Apple said its last words in the Department of Justice antitrust trial in June and now awaits a verdict from U.S. District Judge Denise Cote. But what does the trial mean for e-book pricing? Especially for self-published authors? Read on for an analysis of the case and what the outcome could mean for the indie sphere. Trial OriginsIn 2012, Apple came under scrutiny with the Department of Just…   read more

Amazon News: Kindle First and Kirshbaum Out
Amazon News: Kindle First and Kirshbaum Out

Since it began publishing its own books, Amazon has faced serious resistance from Barnes & Noble and indie bookstores that refuse to carry its titles, says an article in The Washington Post.  (Amazon founder Jeff Bezos now owns The Washington Post.) On November 1st, the Seattle retailer announced an aggressive new effort to reach readers directly. The new 'Kindle First' program …   read more

Oren Teicher and the ABA Board: 'PW' Person of the Year
Oren Teicher and the ABA Board: 'PW' Person of the Year

Time magazine has its person of the year, but when it comes to publishing and bookselling, it's the Publishers Weekly Person of the Year that we care about. With this year's bold statements about the politics of publishing, and his clashes with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and even U.S. President Barack Obama, Oren Teicher proved himself a firmly committed advocate for the independent bookseller…   read more

Hans Christian Andersen Award Jury Announces the 2014 Shortlist
Hans Christian Andersen Award Jury Announces the 2014 Shortlist

The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) has named author Nahoko Uehashi (Japan) and illustrator Roger Mello (Brazil) winners of the 2014 Hans Christian Andersen Award.Six authors and six illustrators were selected from 58 candidates submitted by 33 national sections of IBBY for the 2014 Hans Christian Andersen Award. The award, launched in 1958, is considered the most prestigious …   read more

Introducing eBookNation
Introducing eBookNation

Original and archival work from the Nation Digital Archive of progressive politics and culture

The Nation, America's oldest political newsweekly, announced on May 15, 2013, the launch of eBookNation, a new digital book initiative designed to make The Nation's most notable contributors, past and present, easily available to readers on tablets, smartphones and computers.eBookNation will feature both original works by Nation writers, and collections of the best essays and articles by America's…   read more

Library Establishes Special Prize for National History Day
Library Establishes Special Prize for National History Day

The Library of Congress has established a new prize as part of National History Day to encourage students to study discovery and exploration through the ages. The Library of Congress 'Discovery or Exploration in History Prize” will be awarded at a special ceremony on the campus of the University of Maryland at College Park at 8:30 a.m. on June 13, 2013.Sponsored by the Elizabeth Ridgway Fund…   read more

So You Want to Write a Cookbook Contest Winner Names
So You Want to Write a Cookbook Contest Winner Names

Can a cookbook author be chosen based only on a series of tweets? Is there untapped talent on Twitter? The Lisa Ekus Group, LLC, a 31-year-old literary agency that focuses on promoting a world of culinary talent launched a Twitter contest to find out. The “So You Want to Write a Cookbook” contest (#signmesal) was inspired by the March Madness basketball tournament, and was co…   read more

2013 Yale Publishing Course
2013 Yale Publishing Course

Sessions to focus on disruption in the digital age

 The curriculum for this year's Yale Publishing Course (YPC) sessions are set for July 2013. The two sessions, Leadership Strategies in Magazine & Digital Publishing (July 14–19) and Leadership Strategies in Book Publishing (July 21–26), concentrate on building leadership skills and understanding recent disruptions in the industry. The YPC offers a personalized …   read more

The Saturday Evening Post Launches 2014 Great American Fiction Contest
The Saturday Evening Post Launches 2014 Great American Fiction Contest

Second Annual Search for America’s Next Noted Novelist

 F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic, The Great Gatsby, is once again celebrated in movie theaters this summer and as a contributor to The Saturday Evening Post Fitzgerald penned almost 70 short stories which defined an era. Now budding fiction writers across the country have the opportunity to contribute to one of the staples of American literature. The Post has announced its “2014 Great Ame…   read more

2013 Audie Award Winners Announced
2013 Audie Award Winners Announced

The Audio Publishers Association (APA) has announced the winners for its 2013 Audie Awards® competition, the only awards program in the United States devoted entirely to honoring audiobooks and spoken word entertainment. Winners were announced at the Audies Gala on May 30, 2013, at the New-York Historical Society in New York. Writer Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket, the mega-bestselling auth…   read more