BookExpo America 2013

I attended my last BEA as a resident of the east coast (though I'm sure I'll find a way to get back there next year). Although I was pressed for time and unable to make any of the panels this year, I met some really amazing people, publishers, and startups. One of my favorite booths …

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NYU Publishing Students on Next Generation Publishing

The last day of BEA was incredibly busy. Between speed dating and interviews, I only had time to hear the last half of my fellow NYU publishing graduates panel. The topic was What The Next Generation Thinks: New Voices In Publishing Speak Out, and I've listed some of the more memorable quotes. Self publishing is the …

PubSlush Press: Platform, Publisher, and Partner

First off, PubSlush is a great name. But what do they do? Well, a lot of things. First, you sign up to use them as a platform. Then you crowdsource funding/support. Once you have 1,000 people who have pre-ordered your book, PubSlush becomes your publishers. They edit, they design the cover, they market. They even …

Speed Dating: An Overview of 9 Innovative Digital Publishing Companies and Products

The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) held a Digital Show and Tell last week at BEA. This consisted of 15 new companies, split up in to two groups, giving five minute pitches to attendees. It's basically speed dating, but for digital publishing. Each session lasted long enough that all attendees could hear each of the …

Basics of Licensing

The legal aspects of publishing fascinate me. Sure, they're complicated and hard to understand at first, but it's interesting to learn what you can and can't do. Licensing is a very lucrative aspect of publishing. I don't really think of licensing when I think of publishing, but some companies, such as IDW Publishing, Bendon Publishing …

BEA Day 2: Book Country

Book Country is an online community for writers of romance, fantasy, sci-fi, thriller, and mystery novels. The name gives the website a sense of being a real place. The site opened its beta site to the public one month ago, and already it has 2,500 users. That's a lot, especially considering the site is run …