Creating a World That Works for All
Tom Hallock, BK friend and Associate Publisher at Beacon Press, recently read Steve Piersanti's 10 Awful Truths About Book Publishing. He thinks Steve makes good points AND he wanted to point out some good news for publishers amidst all the recent change in the industry. His ideas are spot-on and inspiring, and so I'm…Continue
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Berrett-Koehler is currently engaged in a strategic planning process—“BK Makes the Future”—designed to help the company achieve growth and long-term sustainability. As part of that process, I composed this list to capture the many tumultuous forces now affecting authors and the publishing industry as a whole. BK and I gratefully welcome your feedback on this list. Is it complete? Which trends are most important? What are the implications of these trends for BK…Continue
Below is an open letter Berrett-Koehler has submitted to the Department of Justice anit-trust suit regarding alleged e-book price fixing by Apple and five publishers. To all members of the BK community: comments and questions welcome.
May 24, 2012
John R. Read
Chief, Litigation III Section
United States Department…
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Curious to know how bookselling works in India? I was, too. BK recently signed a new distribution partnership with HarperCollins Publishers India; thanks to this partnership, BK books will now be distributed in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives. In February, 2012, I had the privilege to travel to New Delhi to meet with the HarperCollins staff…Continue
Good news! The BK community of authors and readers is growing. Open Book Editions, BK's self-publishing partnership with iUniverse, has published its first six titles:
"The Road from Empire to Eco-Democracy," written by Gene Marshall (and friends), who also happens to be…Continue
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Join a Conversation about Open Book Editions:
BK's Self-Publishing Partnership with iUniverse.
September 20, 2011
7:00 pm Eastern Time
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What We’re Learning as a Virtual Team
BK authors are invited to attend a free webinar designed to help you grow your speaking business outside the US. So much growth in coming years, both in book and e-book sales, will be coming from the international community. And speaking is the number one driver of sales. But how to do successful US authors break into the international marketplace?
Join these speakers in a discussion on how to build your international speaking profile, sell more books, and advance your own efforts…Continue
Added by Johanna Vondeling on June 3, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments
Thanks to BK author Jennifer Kahnweiler, I just came across this list of helpful tips. (Thanks, Jennifer!) I hope it's useful to the community, and I encourage others to add their own advice.
SEVEN WAYS TO GET INTERNATIONAL PUBLICITY
It can be tough to establish your brand in a single country, and even tougher to raise your profile internationally. Here are a few tips to help you appear in global media.
1) Learn about the…
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Dear BK Authors,
I just returned from a trip to Singapore, where I met with our partners at McGraw-Hill Asia, who distribute (y)our English-language print editions in that part of the world. I was pleased to see that BK books were amply represented on Singapore bookstore shelves; click on this link to see the 100+ or so I spotted. Our partners offered some advice about what…Continue
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Berrett-Koehler Publishers is pleased to announce the launch of Open Book Editions, a new joint venture with iUniverse, an Author Solutions imprint. Many more aspiring authors share our mission than we can sustainably publish as part of our traditional publications program. To serve these authors, Open Book Editions offers a comprehensive fee-for-service self-publishing opportunity, with various…Continue
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Dear BK Authors,
I met recently with folks from the New South Wales division of the Australian Institute of Management, in Sydney. They're big fans of the BK list, which aligns nicely with the cultural commitment to democratic work practices and "Fair Go" here in Australia. They encouraged me to alert BK authors that they would be happy to organize speaking events and book sales for any authors who might be traveling in the area. If you have plans to visit Sydney, please give…
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A virtual holiday *wave* to you all from Perth!
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