May 2, 1993
What maternal pride Canada Scott seems to take in her young son's dismantling the family's bicycles and auctioning the parts, therefore stealing from his mother, brothers and sisters when he was only 8 or 9 years old. And what a shame that the publisher couldn't get Scott's book on the market in time to celebrate the first anniversary of the L.A. riots. This accomplished sociopath doesn't want to be a criminal anymore. And why should he, when he can so deftly manipulate the callow and crass in the publishing industry?
September 25, 1997 |
The Magazine Publishers of America and the American Society of Magazine Editors are urging the publishing industry to reject advertisers' demands for pre-publication review of text, pictures and subject matter. The two groups issued a joint statement calling for an industrywide policy that would ensure editorial integrity and credibility. The statement was prompted by reports that some advertisers are demanding to be alerted before publication about potentially controversial stories.
April 24, 2005 |
The five-volume "Executive Ability" book series is a classic in Chinese business and management circles. Collectively, it has sold more than 2 million copies in the last two years. Top universities and public libraries in China keep multiple copies on hand. It's also a big fake. The series purports to be a translation of English-language works, but no such titles exist. The principal author -- a Paul Thomas, said to be an eminent Harvard University business professor -- is not real.
February 17, 2007 |
The chairman is coming to BookExpo America. Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve Board chairman and author of a widely anticipated memoir, will be the keynote speaker June 1 at the publishing industry's annual national convention, to be held in New York from June 1 to 3. Greenspan, 80, reportedly received $8.5 million for his memoir, "The Age of Turbulence," scheduled to come out this fall from Penguin Press.
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May 19, 1996 |
The Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network, a newly formed group to help independent professionals in the publishing industry, is scheduled to hold its first meeting tonight. "It's a networking group for people interested in publishing," said Ventura writer and editor Mary Embree, who is organizing the group. "I would love to find printers, booksellers, writers, photographers and illustrators who can work together and promote each other."
February 8, 2001 |
Amazon.com Inc., seeking new revenue sources to turn an operating profit by year's end, said it will start charging publishers for recommending their books in e-mail promotions. The new tactic will extend paid book promotions, known in the publishing industry as co-op placements, from Amazon's Web site to e-mails sent out to many of its 29 million customers. "What we've done is in essence to give publishers the opportunity to have co-op placements in e-mails," spokeswoman Kristin Schaefer said.
March 6, 2008 |
In brief remarks Wednesday to the annual meeting of the Assn. of American Publishers in New York, First Lady Laura Bush called books her "greatest love affair" and warned that a "nation that does not read for itself cannot think for itself." Bush, a former librarian whose advocacy of books and literacy have long made her popular in the publishing industry, cited such fictional characters as the Brothers Karamazov and "an intriguing man named Gatsby" and worried that many Americans had never heard of them.
May 11, 1989 |
American Stock Exchange Chairman Arthur Levitt Jr. resigned today after 11 years heading the nation's third-largest trading system. Board members said they expect Levitt, 58, to take a larger role in the publishing industry. Levitt heads Levitt Communications Inc., which publishes Roll Call, a government news-oriented paper delivered twice weekly to the White House and congressmen's homes. The company in April agreed to acquire a controlling interest in B&B Enterprises Inc., which owns the publisher of Stagebill, a magazine distributed at performance arts centers.
May 10, 2006 |
Faced with years of slow and even declining sales, the publishing industry has finally responded in kind. For the first time since 1999, the number of new books is going down. "In 2005, publishers were more cautious and disciplined when it came to their lists," Gary Aiello, chief operating officer of Bowker, which compiles publishing statistics, said Tuesday in a statement. "We see that trend continuing in 2006.
January 4, 1989 |
Further consolidating the $1-billion-a-year music publishing industry, CBS Records has acquired Nashville-based Tree International Publishing, long considered the top country music publisher and the last locally owned publishing company in the country music capital.