My New York Digital Book World Presentation

January 13, 2015

Here’s an abridged version of my presentation at Digital Book World, New York, 2015. (Download the slide deck on SlideShare to see the notes in the PowerPoint file).

The Top Book Publishing Trends and Opportunities

January 10, 2015

Digital Book World asked me to prepare a white paper examining the most important developing trends in book publishing. The white paper was published in December and is available for download (PDF). (more…)

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Barnes & Noble Divides $300 Million in Half

December 8, 2014

The December 4th announcement of Microsoft’s retreat from Barnes & Noble is well documented. Barnes & Noble demonstrated how to turn $300 million into $125 million (OK, less than half). The company’s shares had a brief dip but then recovered.

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Another Online Publishing Breakthrough from the New York Times

September 23, 2014

At the end of 2012 I published a post called “Read & Watch the Future of Publishing at the New York Times.” That post considered John Branch’s award-winning “Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek.” The New York Times continues to innovate, this time in the travel section. The short title is “Norway the Slow Way.” (more…)

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Where the Music Industry Meets the Book Industry

September 18, 2014

I last covered the topic “What Can the Music Business Teach the Book Business?” in a November, 2011 blog post. Today, in response to a fascinating blog entry on Brian O’Leary’s site I found myself revisiting the issue, leading to a comment I posted there.

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