News from Publishing Perspectives:

After 30 years, Paris' beloved English-language Village Voice Bookshop is closing in July, succumbing to the digital age and changing attitudes toward reading. 

Digital publishing has turned everyone into a "global consumer" who can download books from abroad, all but eliminating the need for foreign language bookstores. Read more »
Alberto Vitale ran Random House US from 1989 until 2002. Here he reflects on his career, changes in the book business, e-books, and the value of print. 

Neal Maillet, Editorial Director of Berrett-Koehler explains why it's a publisher's duty to take on books that challenge convention despite the risks. 

Is your job as a publisher to play it safe, or to use your position to further the truth, even when that truth might make you uncomfortable and vulnerable?