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Stranger Than Fiction: Quinn Memoir Fails To Sell

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Christine Quinn's new memoir With Patience and Fortitude sold only about 100 hardback copies in its first week, according to Nielsen BookScan. Quinn is City Council Speaker, and she's running for Mayor. So the book's poor performance is a bit of a head-scratcher for the publishing and political worlds.

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On Being

Tami Simon — Inner Life at Work: Business, Meditation, and Technology

Thursday, May 30, 2013

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On Being

[Unedited Tami Simon with Krista Tippett

Thursday, May 30, 2013

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WNYC News

Libraries and E-Books: Another Publisher Makes Titles Available

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

The publisher Hachette announced Wednesday that it will make its full catalog of e-books available to nonprofit libraries like the New York Public Library. The move makes it the last of the so-called "Big Six Publishers" to do so.

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New Tech City

Surviving the Self-Publishing World

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Digital Book World Conference kicks off Tuesday in Midtown Manhattan. Organizers bill the event as the most important gathering for publishing professionals when it comes to e-books and self-publishing.

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New Tech City

Guy Kawasaki On Marketing Yourself as an Author

Monday, January 14, 2013

Social media expert and former Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki's latest book is APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur, a guide to self-publishing. 

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The Takeaway

An Ad Agency Rethinks Publishing

Monday, January 07, 2013

In the brave new landscape of Kindles, iPads and eBooks, a new initiative from a decades-old ad agency is trying to shake up the publishing world. Nick Barham and Jake Dockter are the brains behind Sharp Stuff, a storytelling initiative from the ad agency Wieden + Kennedy. Their first publication is called "American Dreamers," a collection of essays that look ahead. 

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On The Media

Is Amazon A New Monopoly?

Friday, November 23, 2012

Without the ability to work together, industry watchers say the 'Big 6' publishers won’t be able to stop Amazon from pricing books as the company sees fit. Brooke speaks with Barry C. Lynn, a senior fellow at the New America Foundation, who believes that the DOJ decision opens the door to an Amazonian monopoly in the book industry.

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On The Media

Publishing: Adapt or Die

Friday, November 23, 2012

An update of On the Media's annual look at the publishing industry that originally aired in April, including fears of Amazon becoming a monopoly and the little publishing house standing up to it, a Pulitzer snub for fiction, and the problem of knock-off books.

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How Publishing and Reading Are Changing

Friday, November 23, 2012

Publishers are trying to adapt as the book industry changes dramatically, and they're doing so in the face of rapidly changing reading habits among consumers. Brooke talks to journalist David Streitfeld and publishing industry analyst Mike Shatzkin about the changing reading landscape and the ongoing war for readers’ attention.

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On The Media

Life After Publishers

Friday, November 23, 2012

As a newly minted editorial assistant at Norton, writer Tom Bissell was able to resuscitate an out-of-print novel called Desperate Characters by Paula Fox. In Bissell's new book, Magic Hours, he wrote about how, paradoxically, that experience shook his faith in publishing. Brooke talks Bissell about whether we as readers will miss the publishing industry, imperfect as it is, if it disappears.

Julian Smith - I'm Reading A Book

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On The Media

Taking On Amazon

Friday, November 23, 2012

Most big publishers fear running afoul of Amazon, but one very small publisher has proven to be fearless. Bob talks to Randall White, who pulled all of his company's books from Amazon's web site.

Quartetto d’Archi Dell’Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi - Paperback Writer

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On The Media

The Story of Pottermore

Friday, November 23, 2012

Michael Shatzkin, publishing futurist, tells us the story of Pottermore, J.K. Rowling's one-woman attempt to challenge the mighty Amazon.

Harry and The Potters - This Book is So Awesome

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Newsweek Print Edition Dies

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Bob Garfield, co-host of On the Media and author of The Chaos Scenario, and Stephen Shepard, founding dean of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, discuss the demise of the print edition of Newsweek and what it means for journalism.

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Annotations: The NEH Preservation Project

Random House Founder Bennett Cerf, as Skillful Storyteller and Humorist

Friday, August 17, 2012

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Alongside his meteoric rise as a publisher, Bennett Cerf pursued his natural talent for writing humor. 

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The Takeaway

Photoshopping the Real Girl Out of the Girl

Friday, July 06, 2012

In our lifetime, we’re exposed to thousands of images of women in the media. More often than not, these images are tweaked, trimmed, smoothed over, and made to look, well, not quite like women actually look. This week, Seventeen magazine released their “Body Peace Treaty” which promises to “celebrate every kind of beauty” and “never alter the shape of a girl’s face or body.”

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Listen to Lucy

A dose of dullness is good for business

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A dose of dullness is good for business

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Changing World of Book Publishing

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Amy Einhorn, Publisher and Vice President of Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, and Ben Schrank, President and Publisher of Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group, talk about the changing business of book publishing and how, as editors, they try to predict which books will be bestsellers.

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Soundcheck

Ethan Lipton: In Studio

Monday, March 26, 2012

In a new semi-staged production called “No Place to Go” at Joe’s Pub, musician and playwright Ethan Lipton explores the experience of losing his office job in publishing – and does so with ample humor and thought-provoking insight. Ethan Lipton and His Orchestra join us to perform some of it live.

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Soundcheck

Stalking the Red Headed Stranger

Friday, March 09, 2012

As the longtime president of Leiber and Stoller Music Publishing, Randy Poe has represented songs like "Stand By Me," "Hound Dog," and "Love Potion #9." In 2006, his boss (songwriter and producer Jerry Leiber) sent him on a personal mission to pitch a song to Willie Nelson - resulting in an epic journey that still hasn't quite ended. The tale is recounted in the new book "Stalking the Red Headed Stranger, or How to Get Your Songs into the Hands of the Artists Who Really Matter." Randy Poe joins us to share the story - and the history of "song-plugging."

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