- Impact of Internet and digital technology on book industry
- Participation of the crowd
- Top Trends of 2010: Growth of ebooks and eReaders
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- Association of American Publishers: $23.9 Billion in book sales in 2009
- March 1, 2011: Is Borders’ Bankruptcy the End of Brick and Mortar Stores?
Arizona Public Media: “Writer Charles Bowden says drugs are the number one industry in Mexico, except possibly for petroleum. Bowden, whose latest book is titled Murder City: Ciudad Juarez and the Global Economy’s Killing Fields says if the drug cartels were defeated and the drug trade stopped, Mexico’s economy would collapse.
Bowden says the same applies to immigration because America’s economy would collapse without the importation of cheap labor. An award-winning writer, with two dozen books of non-fiction to his credit focuses in his current book on the the place now known as the murder capital of the world, Juarez, Mexico.”
Bob Rivard. From his biography: “Robert Rivard, 52, has worked for five Texas newspapers over his 28-year career, and also has served as a foreign correspondent in Central America and as a senior editor at Newsweek magazine in New York. In April 2000, he was chosen by Editor & Publisher magazine in New York as its first annual ‘Editor of the Year.’
The magazine cited several reasons in selecting Rivard among the nation’s 1,100 newsroom leaders. First and foremost was the leadership he demonstrated in the case of Philip True, the newspaper’s Mexico City bureau chief who was murdered in December 1998 while on assignment in Huichol Indian territory in western Mexico. Rivard traveled to Mexico after True disappeared and convinced the Zedillo Administration to mount a major search effort, and he was in the small search party that located True’s hidden grave.”
From his biography: “A native of Thunder Bay, Canada, Ron Chepesiuk is a full-time freelance journalist and film producer based in Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA, which is located just outside Charlotte, North Carolina. In all, Ron has published 25 books and more than 4,000 original articles in FHM, USA Today, Black Enterprise, Woman’s World, Modern Maturity, The Rotarian, New York Times Syndicate, Toronto Star, Los Angeles Times Syndicate, Collier´s Encyclopedia, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, the New York Daily News and more than 400 other print publications.”