What’s New

Kindle

This week’s Newsweek devoted its cover story to Kindle, a new product recently released from Amazon, a $400 e-reader to follow in the footsteps of similar devices such as Sony’s Reader Digital Book and the Rocketbook, promising clear readability thanks to sharp e-ink contrasts, interactive functionality similar to that found in the old Voyager Expanded Books, and,

The Value Question

A publisher recently sought out our advice about “the value question” of offshore production opportunities. He is being courted by a company offering online publishing services at significantly less than the going stateside rate. His local vendor has built up trust with his staff and familiarity with his publications; this value is easy to appreciate

On Arriving in Frankfurt, Germany

On arriving in Frankfurt, Germany, for our 20th Frankfurt Book Fair, culture shock first manifested itself in the pocketbook. A $50 Travelers Check cashed in at the on-site bank returned 26 euros, enough for lunch and a postcard. Our apartment’s landlady requested cash up front. We haven’t experienced the dollar’s loss in value quite so much

Frankfurt Book Fair

We have participated actively in the fair since 1992, when OBS brought the first Internet link to the Frankfurt Book Fair, and over the years have delivered papers and online projects there as well: “A Penny for your Thoughts: Copyright into Cogniright” “Internet Publishing in a Borderless Environment: Bookworms into Butterflies” We planned, built and

Following the Fair

We have participated actively in the fair since 1992, when OBS brought the first Internet link to the Frankfurt Book Fair, and over the years have delivered papers and online projects there as well: “A Penny for your Thoughts: Copyright into Cogniright” “Internet Publishing in a Borderless Environment: Bookworms into Butterflies” We planned, built and

Joseph E. Garland, author of over 20 books…

Joseph E. Garland, author of over 20 books, and a venerable “old soldier” from the US 45th Infantry Division, is 85 years old today. Since meeting Joe 15 years ago, OBS has republished one of his books, The Gloucester Guide, and today continues to serve as “catalyst” in getting his WWII platoon’s story,Unknown Soldiers, published, whether

American Association of University Presses

At the American Association for Clinical Chemistry Annual Meeting in San Diego, the new international Editorial Board of “Young’s Effects Online” convenes for the first time, with distinguished doctors and scientists from around the world—India, Germany, Sweden, and the United States — collaborating on this lifesaving resource. “Young’s Effects” serves as a dashboard to some 50 years of

American Association for Clinical Chemistry Annual Meeting in San Diego

At the American Association for Clinical Chemistry Annual Meeting in San Diego, the new international Editorial Board of “Young’s Effects Online” convenes for the first time, with distinguished doctors and scientists from around the world—India, Germany, Sweden, and the United States—collaborating on this lifesaving resource. “Young’s Effects” serves as a dashboard to some 50 years

Agile Publishing

“Agile Publishing” is the theme at this year’s George Washington University Summer Publishing Institute, where master’s degree candidates in GWU’s new Master of Professional Studies in Publishing program finish up their degrees. Students are learning about customer-centric approaches to publishing in the new and rapidly evolving online environment, and how other publishers are coping with the real-time

BookExpo America, New York City

BookExpo America, New York City This is a fair where the publishing houses meet their market, the bookstores, and present the new books for the coming year. Whereas the Frankfurt and London Book Fairs highlight rights, and networking among publishers, BEA features lots of marketing glitz. Every year we see fewer independent bookstores perusing among