What should an author do when they find an error in their published book? Production manager Dmitri Barvinok breaks down the specific steps involved in updating production files to incorporate errata for a book in today’s publishing industry. Timing is key to avoid potential pitfalls.
Is your book protected? In this column, Susan Stitt answers some of the most common questions authors raise, including: Why do I need copyright protection? How do I apply for a copyright? How long is my work protected under U.S. copyright? How much does it cost? And, how long does it take?
Blockchain for publishing is one of the hottest ideas in Spring 2019, sparking headlines about its potential and its relationship to the controversial bitcoin industry. Editor David Crumm describes this column as “Bitcoin for Publishing 101,” offering a short, newsy look at bitcoin—enough so that you’ll be able to discuss this concept with friends and colleagues.
Why do we emphasize the need to release new books in all of the major eBook formats? Our Director of Production Dmitri Barvinok explains the basics of this important phase of our work, including examples from Kindle to Kobo about the unique reach of various devices and platforms. Yes, eBook sales have declined as an overall share of book sales, but millions of Americans still are buying and reading in these digital formats.
The New Year 2019 dawns with wonderful news in American publishing: Book sales continue to grow each year. There’s not a better time to write and publish a book. However—the “December squeeze” that publishers have experienced in recent years became a December crisis as 2018 drew to a close. In this column, Editor David Crumm writes about nationwide book-production problems at the holidays.