BILL SIEVER Editorial Coordinator Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, Berkshire Publishing Group KAREN CHRISTENSEN Publisher and CEO Berkshire Publishing Group Seeing the forest: why publishers and readers need to take a fresh look at print and online publishing to create a sustainable information industry The emerging debate over whether print or online
April fool! In spite of all the promise of artificial intelligence and the huge amount of data being collected and crunched, the ideas in our April Fool's Day email are just a joke. You're still going to devote all too much time to Facebook. We spun a similar April Fool’s story in in 2005 with the
This post is about the partnership launch held on 15 March at the London Book Fair and also sets out my observations about developments in the realm of Chinese publishing, along with advice for Western publishing professionals who’d like to be China-ready. I was close to tears at our launch at the London Book Fair with China
Podcast interview with author David Christian in Sydney, Australia Two pots of black tea with Blue Hill Farm raw milk WeChat discussion with son in Beijing about Donald Trump’s fundraising Telemeeting with consultant based in Chicago and originally from Nottingham Emailed neighborhood listserv offering plants I dug from garden last night Telemeeting with colleague in Connecticut
Our bestselling little big history, This Fleeting World, is going to Asia in new international editions, and, as ever, it's ready for summer reading in English!
Book fairs are one of the dumber traditions of our hidebound industry. CEOs hate them. I don’t mean only CEOs of smaller independent presses, but people who run big publishing companies; I’ve known a couple of such people well enough for them to tell me that they wish they didn’t have to waste so much money on
I’ve received dozens of congratulatory emails in response to my message headlined “Berkshire is moving west!” I also received dozens of emails asking how I could sell out to Amazon. One close friend was particularly brief: “WTF?!” Quite a few people asked if I was moving with my company. (Clearly some of you think Berkshire Publishing
The story below, written by Karen Christensen in 2005, explains what happened when an American family traveled to China, Kazakhstan, and Japan in April 2001. At that time, Berkshire Publishing was developing the Encyclopedia of Modern Asia for the reference division of Charles Scribners, a major New York company that is now part of Cengage. “We have to go to Central Asia,” I said in December 2000. My then-husband's response was to buy me a book called The Most Dangerous Places in the World.
The global press is chasing many stories, from the tragedies of terrorism and displaced people to the display of hubris, xenophobia, and general nuttiness that we call a US presidential election season. As far as we're concerned at Berkshire Publishing, the crucial story of the week is the Paris climate talks, and today we are waiting
My daughter Rachel, who works at Berkshire Publishing, is a great fan of audio books and has been pushing me for ages to develop some audio content. I'm thinking first of an audio version of our short bestseller This Fleeting World but it occurred to me that many of our historical articles and biographies might make