Taking Stock of Industries Related to Book Publishing and How That Relates to the Future

Book publishers can learn a lot from their media counterparts. As the world becomes more connected, the lines between these industries is getting blurred. Keeping on top of trends then can be really helpful, in terms of getting ideas of what can be done and what to expect in the future. Here are a few headlines …

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Indie Authors: Marketing Books With Videos

With digital media, indie authors can now take advantage of videos to help grab the attention of readers and sell their books. I've been thinking about this topic for a while, and there's a lot to consider. Videos can be used in multiple ways, such as teaser trailers, snippets of scenes, author interviews, and even …

More on Penguin

NYU published its blog post about our recent trip to Penguin’s Media Suite. I posted an example of what they do in “Penguin’s Video Lab” and you can also see me in the last picture in NYU’s post (I’m the one in blue). Enjoy!

NYU Pub Posts

Podcasts. Audiobooks. Videos. Apps. Digital media has fast become an integral part of book marketing strategies, and it keeps growing in importance. So what’s a leading publisher to do? Last week students in the M.S. in Publishing: Digital and Print Media program at NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies learned how Penguin Group (USA), Inc. solved the problem: they created their own media suite!

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Penguin’s Video Lab

Today I had the opportunity to tour Penguin's video lab through NYU. Above is an example of some of the work they do. Having a full studio in-house saves Penguin a lot of money and allows them to do satellite author tours, book trailers, and work on enhanced ebooks. It also allows them to make …

Fun(ny) Copyright Cases

Learning about publishing law may be a lot of work, but it sure is entertaining. In my last class, we discussed a couple of particularly interesting cases, one of which involves the video you see above. South Park is no stranger to lawsuits. But their most recent one concerns copyright infringement upon a hit YouTube …

Douglas Adams: Parrots, the Universe and Everything

Don't panic. It's just a video. I love everything Douglas Adams, so I was thrilled when my friend sent me the link to TED of Adams giving a talk at UC Santa Barbara (my alma mater!) And then, as I do with everything I'm interested in, I did some research. I knew that Adams had died …