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PW Show Daily, Wednesday, May 26, 2010

PW Show Daily, Wednesday, May 26, 2010

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The latest news from the floor at BookExpo America 2010, along with a handy guide to working the show, brought to you by the editors at Publishers Weekly, the book publishing trade journal.
The latest news from the floor at BookExpo America 2010, along with a handy guide to working the show, brought to you by the editors at Publishers Weekly, the book publishing trade journal.

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 Publishers Weekly’s Show Daily
is produced each day during the 2010 BookExpo in New York.The
Show Daily
press office is in room 1C02.
 PW 
’s booth is #4841.
Day
 
2
WednesdayMay 26, 2010
Digital Book 2010, the Inter-national Digital PublishingForum’s annual conferenceon e-book publishing,picked a “hot day for a hotsubject,” according to e- book retailer Bob LiVolsi,referring to the impact, back in April, of the agencymodel, a new businessmodel for selling e-books,on small and independentretailers and their custom-ers. The founder of the e- book retailer Books onBoard, LiVolsi is always out-spoken, and he used histime on the podium to criti-cize publishers for therushed implementation of the new model while prais-ing the work of wholesalerslike Ingram and OverDrive,who he said worked tire-lessly to make sure smallretailers would be ready forthe changes.LiVolsi was critical of aspects of the agencymodel, delivering a com-prehensive (and sometimesamusing) critique of itsimpact on his business andon his customers’ spendinghabits, as well as speculat-ing on the viability of brick-and-mortar bookstores inthe future. His presentationcapped off a morning of dis-cussion about the “e-bookrevolution,” in the words of OverDrive CEO Steve Pot-ash, who moderated DigitalBook 2010, the first time theannual event has been heldin conjunction with BEA.Indeed, the session before the agency modelpanel focused on successstories from “The GlobalDigital Community,” fea-turing presentations fromLibreDigital’s Tyler Ruse,Daihei Shiohama from e- book developer VoyagerJapan, and Michael Tamb-lyn of e-book retailer Kobo.Ruse outlined the well-known successes of romance publishers Harle-quin and its Mills & Boonimprint, and the effectiveuse of embeddable bookwidgets that allow readersto preview M&B titles. Shio-hama outlined a Japanesee-book market with 300,000titles that had $600 millionin sales in 2009. He said 80%of the Japanese e-bookmarket was via mobilephones and aimed at youngwomen in their 20s. Digitalmanga, and Japanese com-ics of all kinds, “offer alarger potential as e-booksthan textbooks,” Shiohama believes. “Text is limited, but it’s possible to makemanga available globally.”Tamblyn had a long list of international e-bookaccomplishments (one dayKobo sold books in 174 dif-ferent countries) and a wishlist for the category goingforward: simpler territorialrights, simultaneous globalrelease of print and e- books, more EPub in moreplaces, and global meta-data with multiterritorialpricing and rights data.LiVolsi’s presentation wasthe heart of the morningevent. He followed verycapable presentations bywith ABA COO Len Vlahosand Tom Turvey, director of strategic partnerships forGoogle. Both groups willpartner on digital booksstarting with the officiallaunch of Google Editionsthis summer.“Think of us as Ingram.We’re wholesaling that dig-ital book and providing that book to you,” explainedTurvey, who anticipateshaving 400,000 books—trade, STM, and profes-sional—at the launch. The books will be compatiblewith all e-readers exceptfor Amazon’s Kindle andcan be read offline usingGoogle Gear, which allowsfor caching in the browser.Currently, ABA offers e- books on the IndieBound.com Web site throughIngram and will continue todo so. The Google arrange-ment is not exclusive.Google will not be sellingprint titles, but its systemwill support print books bundled with the digitaledition. Further down theline, Google and ABA willallow bookstores to geo-affiliate, so that bookstoreswill share in the sale whena customer downloads a
The Agency Model Gets Mixed Grades
Some rue its complications, others welcome the stability
“The Value of the Book” was a hotly debated topic at yesterday morning’sCEO Panel, moderated by FSG’s Jonathan Galassi. See our story on page 4.
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Signing withinMedallion Press Boothtoday at10:30A.M.
Medallion Press is locatedwithin IPG Booth #2723
medallionpress.com
 
Signing within MedallionPress Booth today at3:00P.M.
Medallion Pressis located withinIPG Booth #2723
continued on page 5
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ALL THE BUZZ ONBOOKEXPOAMERICA
continued on page 5
ABA Partners with Google
Ever since Winter Institute,there has been much buzzabout a possible partner-ship between ABA andGoogle. Yesterday the twomade it official at a sessionon Google Editions duringthe ABA Day of Education
 
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
WEDNESDAY, MAY
26
,
2010
2
BEA SHOW DAILY
 
DAY
2
MEETINGS AND EVENTS
8–9:30 a.m.
Children’s Book & Author Breakfast. Speakers: Cory Doctorow,Mitali Perkins, Richard Peck; Master of Ceremonies, Sarah Ferguson,the duchess of York (Special Events Hall)
8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
“Big Ideas at BEA” Conference. Panels include “How theDigital Cloud Works for Publishers and Users”; “Rights, Royalties &Retailers: What Works?”; “Writing Sex: 3
Granta
Writers about Intimacyon the Page”; “Who’s Reading E-books?”; “The New Landscape of Collab oration: Where Do Book Producers Fit In?”
9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Exhibit Hall, Author Stages, and International Rights &Business Center open.
10:30 a.m.–noon
Speed Dating with Children’s Authors & Illustrators(this event is for booksellers only, Room 1E15)
2–3:15 p.m.
BEA Young Adult Editor’s Buzz. Moderator, Jack Martin,New York Public Library. Editors: Julie Strauss-Gabel, Dutton; JenniferWeis, St. Martin’s Press; Cindy Eagan, Poppy; Farrin Jacobs, Harper Teen;Arthur Levine, Arthur A. Levine Books (Room 1E15).
3–4 p.m.
Town Hall (Room 1E10)
4–5 p.m.
Annual Membership Meeting (Room 1E10)
AUTOGRAPHS
More than 750 authors autographing; here are just a few names: Michael,Koryta, Adriana Trigiani, Oscar Hijuelos, Karin Slaughter, Dorothea BentonFrank, Lisa Gardner, Rosemary Wells, Michael Lister, Michele Lang, KarenKingsbury, Ridley Pearson, Jack Owens, Bruce Lansky, Ed Briant, JohnMoody, Mary Higgins Clark, Scott Spencer, Steve Berry.
Kris Kringle, the Musical 
, based on a book by MariaCiampi, drew nice crowds throughout the day Tuesday,with 15-minute perfomances at the top of the hour.Meanwhile, the temperature outdoors rose into the upper80s, with hotter weather predicted for today and Thursday.
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H
IGHLIGHTS
OF
 
THE
 
DAY
IN-BOOTHAUTHOR SIGNINGS
 
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THE ROAD THROUGH WONDERLANDSURVIVING JOHN HOLMES 
10:30A.M.
Staci Boyer
 MOTIV8N’ U 
3:00P.M.
medallionpress.com
Medallion Press is locatedwithin IPG booth #
2723
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UREDINTOADARKANDABUSIVERELATIONSHIPWITHTHEKINGOFPORN
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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
 
Daisy Maryles
MANAGING EDITORS
 
Michael Coffey, Sonia Jaffe Robbins
ART DIRECTOR
 
Clive Chiu
PICTURE PRODUCTION EDITOR
 
Igor Tsiperson
 
PHOTOGRAPHER
Steve Kagan
STAFF REPORTERS
Andrew Albanese, Lynn Andriani, Rachel Deahl, Louisa Ermelino, LynnGarrett, Sarah F. Gold, Jim Milliot, Calvin Reid, Diane Roback, Mark Rotella, JonathanSegura, Parul Sehgal, John A. Sellers
CONTRIBUTING WRITERS
Gwenda Bond, Sue Corbett, Lucinda Dyer, Donna Freitas, KarenJones, Hilary S. Kayle, Bridget Kinsella, Claire Kirch, Sally Lodge, G. Jeffrey MacDonald,Suzanne Mantell, Shannon Maughan, Marcia Z. Nelson, Diane Patrick, Karin Pekarchik,Karole Riippa, Judith Rosen, Liz Thomson, JoSelle Vanderhooft, Wendy Werris, Leigh-AnneWilliams, Kimberly Winston, Douglas Wolk
PRODUCTION MANAGER
 
Paula Gordon, Kady Francesconi
TECHNOLOGY MANAGER
 
Milan Patel
 
A Ballantine Books Hardcover
www.EnterThePassage.comwww.FindSubjectZero.com
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Meet JUSTIN CRONIN
Wednesday at 10:00 AM, Autographing Table 8Thursday at 4:00 PM, Random House Booth #4341

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