Tag Archives: AAP

Meetings of the Minds

The Rise and Fall and Rise of the Publishing Convention, Seminar, and Summit In the golden years of the publishing conference, 400 people clamoring for access to a panel, summit or seminar, wasn’t unheard of. Some frequenters admit to going to upwards of 10 conferences a year in the late 1990’s techno boom, while others…Continue Reading

School of Hard Knocks

Argentinian Aristocrats, More DaVinci, Writers with Good Noses As if high school reunions don’t already conjure up enough fear and trepidation, Dutch author Simone van der Vlugt (best known for her YA novels) has brought this confluence of teenage angst to a whole new level in her first foray into adult fiction with The Reunion….Continue Reading

Book View, October 2004

People As Fall sets in, there are many jobs that are being vacated, created, and filled. Those leaving include Becky Cabaza, Editorial Director at Three Rivers/Crown, who is becoming a freelance editorial consultant. She can be reached at (973) 280-2429 and by e-mail at [email protected] … Susan Naythons, EVP Sales, is leaving PGW to spend…Continue Reading

Book View, September 2004

People Maureen O’Neal has left Ballantine and can be reached by email at [email protected] Elizabeth Dyssegaard is also leaving at the end of the summer. Katherine Beitner to HarperCollins as Associate Publishing Director. She was Director of Publicity for Harmony and Shaye Areheart Books. In children’s books there is more movement: Last month Diana Blough…Continue Reading

Used Blues

Used Books Become Newer Every Day, To Many Publishers’ Dismay Days before Bill Clinton’s My Life went on sale last month, a handful of shrewd and Internet-savvy book buyers were auctioning off their copies of this “rare” edition on eBay – and promising to ship the book the day it hit store shelves. That number…Continue Reading

It’s the Consumer, Stupid!

Considering the contrasting audiences — one a collection of small publishers and publishing students, and the other a pride of publishing elite, the mantra at NYU’s Center for Publishing Management Forum for Independent Publishers and PW’s Summit was the same: It’s the consumer, stupid. At NYU, this theme was picked up by several speakers, including…Continue Reading

Net Flex

Speaking recently before the AAP’s Young to Publishing Group, as the first installment of its Living Legends Series, former editor-in-chief of Random House, Jason Epstein, presented his now somewhat infamous vision of publishing’s future. By his estimates, it’s only a matter of years before an ATM-like machine located at your nearest “Kinko’s, on the corner…Continue Reading

Laws on the (Text)Books

Since the NYT first tackled the thorny subject of textbook pricing, voices on both sides of the debate have been getting hoarser. But if the chatter at recent textbook trade shows — CAMEX, College Bookstores of America (CBA), and the BN College Stores Show — is any indication, textbook prices may indeed have hit their…Continue Reading

Bookview, April 2004

PEOPLE Neil Ortenberg, EVP of the Avalon Publishing Group and Publisher of Thunders Mouth/Nation Books has resigned. He may be reached at (917) 620-4435. Becky Saletan is joining Harcourt as Editor in Chief in June. She was Editorial Director of North Point Press. Tina Pohlmann is also joining as Senior Editor, Harvest. She was Senior…Continue Reading

Stick ‘Em Up!

The AAP’s Director of International Copyright Development, Patricia Judd stunned her audience at the group’s annual meeting in late-February with Jesse James-like tales of raiding unsuspecting copyshops around the globe to stamp out the estimated $500 million black-market book biz, in which copy-machine crimes are at an all-time high. That estimate, she pointed out, is…Continue Reading