February 2010

Authors and Platform Building

by Adam on February 25, 2010

We’ve begun thinking in new ways at The Harvard Common Press, most especially about the way we work with authors. We’ve come to a juncture within the digital publishing world where we can no longer think about the old ways of doing business working as they used to. This especially applies to our acquisition of […]


Thoughts on Tools of Change

by Adam on February 23, 2010

We’re into Day 2 at the O’Reilly Tools of Change conference – I’ve benefited from the ability to compare what’s going on here to both TOC 2009 as well as Digital Book World in January. There’s a lot here, but one thing I’ve seen that’s noticeably different from last year is the idea of immediacy. […]


The Future of Cookbook Publishing – Part Two

by Adam on February 18, 2010

The article from Chow.com (see Part One of this post for more info) got me thinking in a number of ways about all that we’re doing digitally at The Harvard Common Press and as an industry. One of the biggest things that sticks out for me is the idea of selling recipes via the iTunes […]


The Future of Cookbook Publishing – Part One

by Adam on February 18, 2010

Back in December 2009, Bruce Shaw (the President of Harvard Common Press) and I had a chance to sit down for an interview with Lessley Anderson, Senior Editor at Chow.com, to talk about the changing landscape of cookbook publishing in relation to new digital avenues. This article is the product of that interview, with many […]


Feeling Googley

by Adam on February 17, 2010

I had the distinct pleasure of visiting the Google Campus in Mountain View, CA last week (the Googleplex, as it’s fondly called) on a social call with a good friend who works for the company. The meeting started purely as a chance to sample all the delicious food that those lucky brainiacs get to enjoy […]


The Beginning of Something Big…

by Adam on February 16, 2010

And it affects us all. Not just publishers, readers, booksellers, online retailers, authors, agents, distributors…whew, it could go on and on. But publishing both online and in-print touches just about every aspect of our society. As more and more of the medium transforms and accelerates the digital, content creators (or publishers, as they’re commonly called) […]

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