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Monthly Archives: December 2013

Young Innovators: Book Entrepreneurs Under 30

When it comes to changes in the business world, many young people have been at the helm of the revolution: Mark Zuckerberg became a billionaire at the age of 23 for Facebook; Matt Mullenweg began WordPress at 19; Tavi Gevinson became a preteen sensation because of her blog Style Rookie. While the next young entrepreneur extraordinaire is yet to be discovered, there are some hopefuls from the book industry who are working to change book business as we know it. But how does a budding entrepreneur take his or her idea and make it reality? There are many challenges that come […]

The Best of the End of the Year “Best of” Lists

As the New York Times Bestseller List and popularity of Buzzfeed demonstrates, the average person enjoys things in list form. Whether it documents books sold, or shows 27 photos to restore your faith in humanity: lists are beloved. We didn’t want to miss out on the fun, so allow us to indulge ourselves with this collection of some of the best (in our opinion) Best of Lists of 2013: Our best word cloud of most used words on this site. Best Compilation of Best Books  Best List of Books for […]

Partners’ Corner December 2013

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  **** Partners’ Corner is a place where the principals of Market Partners International can share their observations of the publishing industry for the month. For the past few months, we’ve been planning  for DBW’s  Launch Kids conference (presented by Publishers Launch on January 13, 2014 at The Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers), which we’ve helped organize since its inception. Now in its third year, we’ve learned a lot from past iterations, finding some truly standout speakers and touching on […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/16-12/20

Every week we recommend 5 publishing news stories that young book professionals should read to feel more connected to what’s going on in the industry. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know. The long-awaited option of gifting has been added to Apple’s iBookstore. Despite Stieg Larsson’s death, a fourth book in Larsson’s Millennium trilogy series by author David Lagercrantz will publish in 2015. Entitle, another ebook subscription service, was announced this week and will face competitors like Oyster and Kindle Lending Library. […]

Off the Beaten Path: Rachel Fershleiser

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  **** With the increasing fluidity among industries, it’s not unusual for executives to leave traditional publishing roles in favor of new business ventures. In this Off the Beaten Path series, we asked four former traditional publishing professionals how their publishing experience affects their roles in their current companies and what they miss about their old stomping grounds. Rachel Fershleiser Literary Community Organizer, Tumblr; formerly in publicity at William Morrow and Scribner How has your publishing experience been helpful in your current job/industry? […]

Off the Beaten Path: Valentina Rice

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  **** With the increasing fluidity among industries, it’s not unusual for executives to leave traditional publishing roles in favor of new business ventures. In this Off the Beaten Path series, we asked four former traditional publishing professionals how their publishing experience affects their roles in their current companies and what they miss about their old stomping grounds. Valentina Rice Founder, Many Kitchens; former Vice President, International Sales and Marketing at Penguin How has your publishing experience been helpful in your […]

Off the Beaten Path: Paul Harrington

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  **** With the increasing fluidity among industries, it’s not unusual for executives to leave traditional publishing roles in favor of new business ventures. In this Off the Beaten Path series, we asked four former traditional publishing professionals how their publishing experience affects their roles in their current companies and what they miss about their old stomping grounds. Paul Harrington Vice President, Associate Publisher, CN Times; former Sales Representative at Oxford University Press How has your traditional American publishing experience been […]

Off the Beaten Path: Sarah Twombly

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  **** With the increasing fluidity among industries, it’s not unusual for executives to leave traditional publishing roles in favor of new business ventures. In this Off the Beaten Path series, we asked four former traditional publishing professionals how their publishing experience affects their roles in their current companies and what they miss about their old stomping grounds. Sarah Twombly Senior Strategist, Blue State Digital; former Literary Agent at Joy Harris Literary Agency How has your publishing experience been helpful in […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/9-12/13

Every week we recommend 5 publishing news stories that young book professionals should read to feel more connected to what’s going on in the industry. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know. In 2015, the London Book Fair will move from Earls Court Convention Center to Olympia Convention Center, to the relief of many fair attendees. Google Play Books undergoes a large update, including the ability to upload non-Google Play Books to your Google Books library. Simon and […]

To the Rescue: An Interview with the League of Assistant Editors

There is a glut of publishing blogs for young people, but one of the most spirited and celebratory accounts of ambitious young publishers comes from The League of Assistant Editors, a group dedicated to connecting young agents and young editors to ensure that they aren’t missing out on a piece of the publishing pie. They launched onto the internet scene in August and have since then hosted a sold out Dealmakers event at Housing Works Bookstore and Café, held public “office hours,” and written impressively honest  accounts of their time in […]