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Interesting Twitter Strategy from Chelsea Green Publishers
Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 | 5 Comments
Interesting Twitter Strategy from Chelsea Green Publishers

I witnessed an interesting use of Twitter today by  Chelsea Green Publishers who promoted their website and books with a very simple contest.
The premise was very straight forward - tweet about a book from their …

Pulling the Sword from the Stone: Amazon’s Kindle Books to be Available on Mobile Phones
Friday, Feb 6, 2009 | 5 Comments
Pulling the Sword from the Stone: Amazon’s Kindle Books to be Available on Mobile Phones

Did you feel that? That was a tremor in the publishing world. There have been many of them over the past several months, but yesterday’s announcement from Amazon could be especially game changing in my …

My Glamorous Publishing Life
Tuesday, Jan 6, 2009 | 6 Comments
My Glamorous Publishing Life

I’ll keep this short. The inspiration for this post comes from yet another a recent NYT article on the demise of Publishing (go ahead and read it - I’ll wait.) When I read the comments …

Thinking About Borders No-Returns Deal with HarperStudio
Wednesday, Dec 17, 2008 | 8 Comments
Thinking About Borders No-Returns Deal with HarperStudio

It was widely reported this week that Borders has agreed to accept books from HarperStudio as non-returnable.  For those who don’t know, books sold to almost every bookseller can generally be returned to the Publisher …

Buy a Book For Christmas
Friday, Nov 7, 2008 | 3 Comments
Buy a Book For Christmas

I only recently discovered the cleverly written publishing blog of the mysterious “Moonrat“, an anonymous editor at an unrevealed publishing house.
In a recent post, Moonrat (ok, so I feel silly typing that) discusses what went …

Barack Obama and the Permanence of Paper
Wednesday, Nov 5, 2008 | 8 Comments
Barack Obama and the Permanence of Paper

Business Week’s David Kiley says “Obama is great for newspapers” and describes his search for a newspaper this morning, only to find there were none available at the many locations he looked.
Mr. Kiley wraps his …

Shopping Your Book Proposal
Friday, Aug 22, 2008 | 2 Comments
Shopping Your Book Proposal

Last week I received a message via LinkedIn from someone who had just finished a book proposal and wanted to have me consider it.  The description looked interesting so I suggested we connect via email …

Saving the Canadian Book Market
Thursday, Jul 24, 2008 | One Comment

Over on the Index//mb blog, Mark says Indigo should stop arranging deck chairs and save books sales.
In the past, an improved store experience was an excellent proxy for improving the customer experience. But not so …

The Evolving Experience Expectation of Customers
Thursday, Jul 10, 2008 | 6 Comments
The Evolving Experience Expectation of Customers

Note: The following is a portion of a presentation given at the recent Wiley EMEA Sales Conference by Christine Dunn, Director of Marketing.  She was kind enough to allow me to share it here.

I’m …

Capstone Publishing - Wiley EMEA Sales Conference Day 2
Tuesday, Jul 1, 2008 | 3 Comments

I have had the incredible opportunity to meet and hear from colleagues from all over the globe while here in Malta, and it has really refocused, and re-energised me.  During this morning’s plenary session, I …