Friday, May 09, 2008

J.K. Rowling, James Bond and a Wake-Up Call

J.K. Rowling Wins Privacy Case
J.K. Rowling won her court case.

No, not the case against the publisher of the Harry Potter Lexicon. This is a case filed by Rowling and her husband after a photographer used a long-lens camera to take photos of Rowling's toddler son.

Read the entire story here.

James Bond is Back On the 100th Anniversary of Ian Fleming's Birth
Later this month--on May 28th--a new James Bond adventure written by one of Britain's most acclaimed English novelists will be released.

Read about it here and about a special limited edition of the book with a secret compartment here.

A New Marketing Tool for Publishers
Publishing News has an article that sings my song:
Like it or not, digital technology is beginning to transform existing business models, just as it has in the music industry.

With appropriate advice and the right strategies, publishers won't fall victim to the denial that afflicted the music industry. Yet they will have to move fast - particularly on piracy, product and pricing - if they are not to suffer the same fate that befell the record labels. By not immediately embracing the opportunities presented by new technologies, record labels only harmed the businesses they were trying to protect.

Read the entire story here.

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