Wednesday, May 09, 2012

News from Publishing Perspectives:

iDoLVine is the evolution of Margaret Atwood's Long Pen, which allows authors to sign books remotely, and is expanding the technology throughout the entertainment world. 

Can a virtual signing replace the experience of standing in line, waiting your turn, and exchanging 30 seconds of repartee with a real live author? Perhaps not. 

The Best Translated Book Award, founded by Three Percent and sponsored by Amazon, honored a book of fiction and a book of poetry on May 4. 

Kevin O’Connor, director of business development & publisher relations NOOK Kids, on the importance of partnerships with publishers and authors. 

Author M.J. Rose calls for reason and calm in the ongoing debate between print and digital books, noting that the two will persist and serve different needs. 

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