‘Tis the season of giving, and to us, there is no greater gift than a book. Whether you’re choosing a volume for someone special or looking for a page-turner to personally savor, there are plenty of places to turn for inspiration. NPR’s Book Concierge is an easy to use tool that sorts by category and […]
Oxford Dictionaries declared last week that the 2015 “word” of the year is the tears of joy emoji. When well-schooled lexicographers decide that an emoticon is more fitting for the honor than an actual word, it’s easy to become cynical about the future of books. But rather than succumb to that urge, we decided to focus on the happenings and developments in the publishing industry that benefit authors, books, and the written word. In this piece, we look at more publishing options for authors, business books awards and best of lists, and the update of an industry classic.
What did you listen to on your drive to work yesterday? How about the last thing you downloaded to your smartphone? Increasingly, the answer to that question is a podcast. Research conducted earlier this year indicates that one third of Americans have listened to a podcast—a three-fold increase over the past decade. Aided by technology […]
The growing popularity of TED talks (whose YouTube channel now has over 3.8 million subscribers) has changed the world of public speaking. An occupation once reserved for road warriors, willing to live out of a suitcase and an endless blur of airports, is now accessible. You may still have to travel, but the large and […]
Being brand new, blindingly original, or even flat out fascinating is terrific in the PR game. But, truth be told, more ink is spilled and air time devoted to ideas that hit media desks at just the right moment. Many years ago, I toiled away on a small memoir about the pharmaceutical industry in which […]
Naming something is rarely easy and getting it just right can feel close to impossible. Google’s ubiquitous search engine was called BackRub during its developmental phase, 7-Eleven convenience stores were once U-Tote-Ms and those Puma sneakers you tie on for your run were once called Rudas, after the firm’s founder. Somehow, none of those early […]