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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Life in Christian Publishing

Where I come from, everyone recognizes the big names in Christian publishing. By the age of eleven, I could differentiate between companies based on the logos that filled my church library, and by seventeen, I knew which of those logos I wanted on my future business card. I have a stack of those business cards now, that familiar logo embossed proudly next to my name. While I’m no longer starstruck by my childish perception of my company, I do have the opportunity to work on content in which I deeply […]

Survey results: Where Do Publishing Professionals Get Their Books?

Editor’s note: This post can also be found on our parent site, Publishing Trends. Codex’s recent reader poll shows that the Amazon-Hachette contract negotiations may be having an impact on the way the average consumer purchases books. According to Codex, 39% of their respondents are aware of the ongoing negotiations between Amazon and Hachette, and there has been a decline in consumers buying books from Amazon at a rate of 7.5%. Since publishing professionals are not quite the average book consumer, Publishing Trends conducted a quick, informal survey on where publishing professionals get their books […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/21-7/25

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. Amazon launched Kindle Unlimited, but to little fanfare without The Big Five. The New Yorker made their digital archives are free all summer long, and here are some suggestions on where to start. Amazon released its second quarter sales, revealing a 23% increase in sales, but a […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/14-7/18

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. This week, Amazon launched an ebook and audiobook subscription service for Kindle called “Kindle Unlimited.” Apple will pay $450 million in their ebook settlement. Booksellers from the famed Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris are raising funds to start an de Selby Press, an independent Irish […]

Survey: Where Do You Get Your Books?

At Market Partners International, we get books mailed to us from friends in the industry, we have holds at the library, and attend book events, and buy signed copies. We just love to read. If you work in publishing, we’re willing to make an assumption that you like to read, too. You’ve probably got a to-read pile that’s up to your ceiling, or an ereader that’s almost maxed out on space. Or both!  But where do your books come from? If you work in the publishing industry, we invite you to […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/7-7/11

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. HarperCollins is now selling print and ebooks directly through their own website. Simon & Schuster’s Gallery Books Division is joining up with romance publisher Omnific to co-publish some titles while Simon & Schuster takes over all distribution. Amazon made an offer to Hachette authors that […]

Book Jobs Not by the Book: Alana Heiss, Partnerships and Content at Oyster

Alana Heiss works on Partnerships & Content at Oyster in New York. After studying literature and philosophy at NYU, she oversaw sales and marketing into Europe for HarperCollins, then moved on to Taschen to manage sales across the east coast of the US. She’s been at Oyster since the app launched in September 2013.  Editor’s note: This interview was conducted via Derris, the PR company Oyster employs for their public relations. ***** What was your first exposure to the book business and what were the most important things you gained […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 6/30-7/4

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. World Book Night US announced that it is ceasing operations due to high costs. French Lawmakers passed what’s being dubbed “The Anti-Amazon Law” which forbids online booksellers to provide discounts higher than 5% to be combined with free shipping. Barnes & Noble CEO, Mitchell S. Klipper […]

For the Love of Lit Mags

If you were to ask me to pinpoint when exactly my career in publishing and writing started, I would immediately think of a very specific room of my high school. Every day at lunch, that English classroom would turn into a small publishing house where my peers and I would read poems and short stories written by our peers and brainstorm how to collect those works into one book. I would play around with page layouts in InDesign and look at art submissions and fundraise so that we could successfully […]