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  • ALA 2014: ALA Sizzles in Las Vegas

    Official attendance figures were not available at press time, but ALA officials said the early numbers were on pace to surpass expectations.

  • ALA 2014: Tartt, Goodwin Take Home Carnegie Medals

    Tartt and Goodwin were on hand to accept their medals, and both gave enthusiastic speeches celebrating libraries.

  • ALA 2014: Hot Start For ALA in Las Vegas

    More than 20,000 librarians, authors, publishers and vendors from 765 exhibitors are expected to attend the conference over the next four days, and at first glance, the show looks like it will be a strong one.

  • London Book Fair 2014: At Digital Minds, Publishers Urged to Look Beyond the Book

    "We cannot deny we are in an extraordinary transition," said author Anthony Horowitz, opening the sixth annual Publishing for Digital Minds Conference at the London Book Fair.

  • Librarians Gather In Indy for PLA 2014

    Despite a winter storm that snarled travel for some, public librarians have gathered in Indianapolis for three days of panels, networking, and a strong slate of author appearances.

  • Canadian Tech Forum Looks to the Future

    BookNet Canada’s annual three-day tech forum, which took place March 3-6, drew people from across the country's publishing scene, as well as some as far away as Malta, to discuss the future of writing, reading, and publishing.

  • Comixology Submit Marks Birthday With Big Offer

    Digital comics vendor Comixology marked the one year anniversary of Comixology Submit, its fast-growing self-publishing platform, with the offer of a bargain e-bundle collecting the top 100 books from the Submit program for $10.

  • Libraries, Authors and Publishers Head to SXSW 2014

    SXSW Interactive (March 7-11), the annual tech festival, opens today in Austin, Tex. and expect to see a wide range of publishers and publishing-related events.

  • PLA Preview 2014: What’s the Big Idea?

    Public Library Association President Carolyn Anthony faces a dilemma. “There’s so much I’m looking forward to that it’s hard to know where to start,” she says, when asked for her perspective on the division’s upcoming biennial conference, set for March 11–15 in Indianapolis, Ind. “I look forward to meeting people whom I’ve long admired, such as Jane Pauley, Ann Patchett, and Richard Ford, some of whom I’ll even get to have lunch with and chat with a bit. And to close with David Sedaris?
    Everyone is sure to leave laughing.”

  • PLA 2014: Seven Trends in Children’s and Teen Library Services

    What are the big issues children and teen librarians will be discussing at PLA?

  • PLA Preview 2014: How Do You Manage?

    As public librarians head to Indianapolis, for PLA 2014, there has been progress on the digital front, the economy has held steady, and a series of Pew surveys have reinforced the public’s love of libraries. But in an age of rapidly changing technology and information overload, how are public librarians managing?

  • LBF Sets Digital Conference Lineup

    The sixth edition of the conference will take place April 7, just before the opening of the London Book Fair.

  • ALA Midwinter 2014: Pew Previews Library User Typology

    At the ALA Midwinter Conference this past Sunday, Lee Rainie discussed the latest Pew Research Center Library survey and announced plans to develop a widget that will provide librarians with community-specific data.

  • ALA Midwinter 2014: A Cold, Quiet Start in Philadelphia

    Fresh on the heels of a major snowstorm and with temperatures lingering in the teens, travel snarls contributed to a lightly attended opening night reception on the exhibit floor.

  • Digital Book World 2014: An Industry Transformed

    The fifth installment of Digital Book World, the annual New York City conference on digital publishing, was held last week.

  • DBW 2014: The Future of Bookstores, Libraries

    At Digital Book World, independent booksellers and librarians answered two questions: Why are we still here, and how do we stay here?

  • DBW 2014: Amazon, Subscription and the Book Business

    In a morning session entirely devoted to, author Brad Stone and consultant Joe Esposito looked back over the history of Amazon's growth (and remorseless tactics) before looking ahead to its next round of competitive targets.

  • DBW 2014: Publisher, Startup Partnerships

    Publishers and startup entrepreneurs came together on two separate panels at Digital Book World to discuss forging relationships.

  • Digital Book World 2014: An Industry Transformed

    The 5th annual Digital Book World conference opened with a look back over those five years and the vast changes in book publishing wrought by the transition to digital media.

  • Library of Congress Inks Deal for Digital Collection

    Looking to upgrade its ability to archive digital content in an era of increasingly electronic-only publications, the Library of Congress has reached a five-year agreement with Data Conversion Laboratory.

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