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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 Publishing Forum’s annual conference on e-book publishing, picked a “hot day for a hot subject,” according to e- book retailer Bob LiVolsi, referring to the impact,  back in April, of the agency model, a new business model for selling e-books, on small and independent retailers and their custom-ers. The founder of the e- book retailer Books on Board, LiVolsi is always out-spoken, and he used his time on the podium to criti-cize publishers for the rushed implementation of the new model while prais-ing the work of wholesalers like Ingram and OverDrive, who he said worked tire-lessly to make sure small retailers would be ready for the changes.LiVolsi was critical of aspects of the agency model, delivering a com-prehensive (and sometimes amusing) critique of its impact on his business and on his customers’ spending habits, as well as speculat-ing on the viability of brick-and-mortar bookstores in the future. His presentation capped off a morning of dis-cussion about the “e-book revolution,” in the words of OverDrive CEO Steve Pot-ash, who moderated Digital Book 2010, the first time the annual event has been held in conjunction with BEA.Indeed, the session  before the agency model panel focused on success stories from “The Global Digital Community,” fea-turing presentations from LibreDigital’s Tyler Ruse, Daihei Shiohama from e- book developer Voyager Japan, and Michael Tamb-lyn of e-book retailer Kobo. Ruse outlined the well-known successes of romance publishers Harle-quin and its Mills & Boon imprint, and the effective use of embeddable book widgets that allow readers to preview M&B titles. Shio-hama outlined a Japanese e-book market with 300,000 titles that had $600 million in sales in 2009. He said 80% of the Japanese e-book market was via mobile phones and aimed at young women in their 20s. Digital manga, and Japanese com-ics of all kinds, “offer a larger potential as e-books than textbooks,” Shiohama  believes. “Text is limited,  but it’s possible to make manga available globally.” Tamblyn had a long list of international e-book accomplishments (one day Kobo sold books in 174 dif-ferent countries) and a wish list for the category going forward: simpler territorial rights, simultaneous global release of print and e- books, more EPub in more places, and global meta-data with multiterritorial pricing and rights data.LiVolsi’s presentation was the heart of the morning event. He followed very capable presentations by with ABA COO Len Vlahos and Tom Turvey, director of strategic partnerships for Google. Both groups will partner on digital books starting with the official launch of Google Editions this summer. “Think of us as Ingram. We’re wholesaling that dig-ital book and providing that  book to you,” explained Turvey, who anticipates having 400,000 books—trade, STM, and profes-sional—at the launch. The  books will be compatible with all e-readers except for Amazon’s Kindle and can be read offline using Google Gear, which allows for caching in the browser. Currently, ABA offers e- books on the IndieBound.com Web site through Ingram and will continue to do so. The Google arrange-ment is not exclusive.Google will not be selling print titles, but its system will support print books  bundled with the digital edition. Further down the line, Google and ABA will allow bookstores to geo-affiliate, so that bookstores will share in the sale when a 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’s CEO Panel, moderated by FSG’s Jonathan Galassi. See our story on page 4.
By Calvin Reid
Te Road Trough Wonderland Surviving John Holmes
 
by 
 
Dawn Schiller
 A young girl, caught up in a lifestyle of drugs and insanity, who overcame her past and ultimately became a powerful example of the courage and resiliency of the human spirit.
 MOIV8N’ U 
 
by 
 
Staci Boyer
 Weight loss shouldn’t be your only 󿬁tness goal.
 MOTIV8N’ U 
 helps you strengthen 8 major components of life essential for true health and 󿬁tness.
 
Signing within Medallion Press Booth today at 10:30A.M.
Medallion Press is located within IPG Booth #2723
medallionpress.com
 
Signing within Medallion Press Booth today at 3:00P.M.
Medallion Press is located within IPG Booth #2723
continued on page 5
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ALL THE BUZZ ON BOOKEXPO AMERICA
continued on page 5
ABA Partners with Google
Ever since Winter Institute, there has been much buzz about a possible partner-ship between ABA and Google. Yesterday the two made it official at a session on Google Editions during the 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 the Digital Cloud Works for Publishers and Users”; “Rights, Royalties & Retailers: What Works?”; “Writing Sex: 3
Granta
 Writers about Intimacy on 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; Jennifer Weis, 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 Benton Frank, Lisa Gardner, Rosemary Wells, Michael Lister, Michele Lang, Karen Kingsbury, Ridley Pearson, Jack Owens, Bruce Lansky, Ed Briant, John Moody, Mary Higgins Clark, Scott Spencer, Steve Berry.
Kris Kringle, the Musical 
, based on a book by Maria Ciampi, drew nice crowds throughout the day Tuesday, with 15-minute perfomances at the top of the hour. Meanwhile, the temperature outdoors rose into the upper 80s, with hotter weather predicted for today and Thursday.
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H
IGHLIGHTS
OF
 
THE
 
DAY
IN-BOOTH AUTHOR SIGNINGS
 
Today at Medallion Press Booth #2723 meet two women who overcame violence and tragedy to become an inspiration to others.
T
HROUGHHERPERSONALLIFESTORIESOFSTRUGGLESANDSUCCESSES
 S
TACIWILLSHOWYOUHOWTORESTRUCTUREYOURBELIEFSANDBEHAVIORSANDPOINTYOUTOWARDABETTERLIFE
Dawn Schiller
THE ROAD THROUGH WONDERLANDSURVIVING JOHN HOLMES 
10:30A.M.
Staci Boyer
 MOTIV8N’ U 
3:00P.M.
medallionpress.com
Medallion Press is located within IPG booth #
2723
L
UREDINTOADARKANDABUSIVERELATIONSHIPWITHTHEKINGOFPORN
,
AYOUNGGIRLESCAPESWITHHERLIFE
 . . .
ANDHERINSPIRINGTRUESTORY
.
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, Lynn Garrett, Sarah F. Gold, Jim Milliot, Calvin Reid, Diane Roback, Mark Rotella, Jonathan Segura, Parul Sehgal, John A. Sellers
CONTRIBUTING WRITERS
 Gwenda Bond, Sue Corbett, Lucinda Dyer, Donna Freitas, Karen Jones, 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-Anne Williams, Kimberly Winston, Douglas Wolk
PRODUCTION MANAGER
 
Paula Gordon, Kady Francesconi
TECHNOLOGY MANAGER
 
Milan Patel
 
A Ballantine Books Hardcover
www.EnterThePassage.com www.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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