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Library Access to E-books Worries Publishers

Monday, February 20, 2012

While e-books are extremely convenient for readers, their proliferation is causing more financial problems for the already beleaguered publishing industry. A growing number of people with e-readers want to borrow e-books from their local libraries. But publishers, selling the electronic manuscripts at record highs, are wary of letting libraries loan them out. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Amazon Warrior

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Brad Stone, Bloomberg Businessweek senior technology writer, talks about how the publisher of Amazon's imprint is shaking up the book industry.

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The Takeaway

Conrad Black on 'A Matter of Principle'

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Conrad Black was once one of the most powerful men in the publishing business. He bought London’s Daily Telegraph newspaper in 1985 and eventually owned hundreds of newspapers throughout the U.S. and Canada. But all that changed in 2007, when a U.S. Circuit Court convicted Black of fraud and obstruction of justice. He was released from prison last year, midway through his six-and-a-half year sentence, after an appellate court dropped two charges against him. Then in June of this year, a Chicago court upheld two other charges of defrauding investors against Black, ordering him to return to prison for a 13-month sentence, which he began yesterday.

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Features

Does It All End Here? Searching for Harry Potter's Successor

Thursday, July 14, 2011

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” raked in $158.4 million domestically over the weekend, breaking records which "The Dark Knight" had held, according to Warner Bros. The film's world premiere marks the end (for now) to the adventures of Harry Potter. WNYC reached out to book publishers, teen lit reviewers and librarians to find out what new titles have the potential to fill the gap.

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In the Mood for Love: The Romance Writers Conference Comes to NYC

Thursday, June 30, 2011

WNYC

Workshops about sex throughout history. Lessons about 19th century undergarments. Research presentations on body language during the act of flirtation. The Romance Writers of America conference is currently underway at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square.

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WNYC News

Same Old Story: Romance Writers Recycle Pulp Books as E-Books, and Reap Rewards

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

For decades, romance novels have been printed on cheap paper with racy covers and sold in drugstores. But fans are increasingly buying their books online. At the annual Romance Writers of America Conference in New York this week, some canny authors say they are discovering clever ways to cash in on the shift to e-books.

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WNYC News

Financial 411: The Rise of E-Readers

Thursday, May 26, 2011

This week, two retailers introduced new tablet reading devices. We'll talk about why readers of romance novels are some of their best customers.

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At Book Expo, Romantic Feelings About e-Readers

Thursday, May 26, 2011

This week, the makers of several e-readers unveiled their latest tablets. The introductions coincided with Book Expo America at the Javits Center, North America’s largest trade fair for the publishing industry. Inside the Expo, much of the buzz was about e-books, and the e-bookstores that sell them.

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WNYC News

At Book Expo, Romantic Feelings About e-Readers

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Bibliophiles attending North America’s largest trade fair for the publishing industry at the Javits Center this week were abuzz about the unveiling of the latest e-readers.

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WNYC News

Oprah Takes a Bow, and Booksellers Take Note

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

After nearly 25 years on TV, Oprah Winfrey will broadcast her final daytime talk show Wednesday. For fans of the talk show queen, it's a sad occasion. And for booksellers gathered this week at Book Expo America in Midtown Manhattan, it's the end of an era.

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Features

Written On the Water, Heard in the Wind: PEN World Voices Festival

Monday, April 25, 2011

The Pen World Voices Festival opens in New York on Monday. The annual event is a bold reminder that writing is not just a leisure art resulting in a commodity, but an instrument of change, a tool for probing everything from revolution to the human psyche, and a vital bridge between nations and individuals.

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WNYC News

Publishing Guru Bets on Book-Making Machine

Friday, April 01, 2011

In an era when e-books and tablets are gaining more traction, one long-time New York City entrepreneur has stepped into the fray with a device that weds digital storage capacity with the old-fashioned printing press: a book-making machine.

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The Takeaway

E-Books and American Libraries

Thursday, March 17, 2011

As e-books grow more and more popular, it’s not surprising that demand has grown, at online stores and libraries. But last week, it became more difficult for readers to get their e-books at the library. In the past publishers allowed libraries to lend out an e-book an unlimited number of times, but last week Harper Collins began enforcing a new set of rules. Under their new restrictions libraries may allow an e-book to be checked out only 26 times before it expires. What does this mean for e-books at libraries? And how are libraries around the country reacting?

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Features

Labor Dispute Escalates Between Harper's and UAW

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

There will be a few key names missing from the masthead of Harper’s Magazine next month. Click here to read about the ongoing labor dispute between Harper's and a local union.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Future of Publishing

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Harold Augenbraum, executive director of the National Book Foundation that presents the National Book Awards, discusses this year's winner, a book published by a small independent press, and what that means for the future of publishing. Also, Richard Nash, who ran the New York indie press Soft Skull for almost a decade, weighs in on the rise of independent presses.

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Soundcheck

The Music Model - as a Model

Monday, September 20, 2010

The music world hates its business model. Now, publishing wants in?!

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The Arts File

Jonathan Franzen's Freedom

Friday, August 27, 2010

Julie Bosman, of The NYT, talks about Franzen's new novel.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Book Futures: The Young Adult Market

Thursday, August 26, 2010

In the fourth and final installment of our series on the future of books and the publishing industry, Michael Cader, founder of Publishers Marketplace and Publishers Lunch, discusses the growth in the young adult market.

We're coming up with a young adult reading list. Make your suggestions! 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Book Futures: The College Market

Thursday, August 19, 2010

In the 3rd installment of our August weekly series on books and the future of the publishing industry, Michael Cader, founder of Publishers Marketplace and Publishers Lunch, discusses the changing college market.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Write that Book Already!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Those who have wondered “How can I get my book published?" get some answers from publishing insiders Sam Barry and Kathi Kamen Goldmark. In Write that Book Already! The Tough Love You Need to Get Published Now they lay out plans for how to turn your book idea into a real book.

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