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Monthly Archives: August 2014

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/25-8/29

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. University of Colorado Boulder researchers are using 3-D technology to recreate classic children’s books for the visually impaired. Libraries in and around Ferguson, MO remained open during protesting, offering themselves as “a quiet oasis” for all ages. The cry for diversity in children’s books has spread from […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/18-8/22

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. A judge in Delaware passed a law making digital content, including ebooks, inheritable after the original owner dies. Romance publisher Ellora’s Cave announced cuts to their staff, due in part to a decrease in their Amazon sales. Kensington Publishing joined up with Books-A-Million to put some […]

Somewhat Qualified Advice: Things to Avoid in a Job Application

Here at Market Partners International/Publishing Trends, we recently hired an Editorial Assistant / Office Manager. That, of course, meant an outpouring of applications from very talented, impressive people looking to get into publishing. The application process was classic, to submit a cover letter and resume. I’ve rounded up a few of the most common things that I encountered during the search process that hindered an application instead of helping it in the case of this particular job search. Before we begin, I’d like that make it abundantly clear that I am […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/11-8/15

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. Sales in physical bookstores dropped 7.9% for the first half of 2014. Amazon has opened a storefront  for students at Purdue University. Writer’s Digest and Bookbaby have teamed up to offer author services to self-published authors. Hachette CEO Michael Pietsch responds to Amazon’s ReadersUnited.com statement […]

Branding by Video

Editor’s note: This post also appears on our host site, Publishing Trends.  It turns out Simon & Schuster, who has been gaining press attention with the release of its “Behind the Book” video series, isn’t the only publishing company that’s been building its video cache. We’ve decided to gather a few together for viewing. Here’s a little background in case you missed it: S&S uploaded 5 videos of book editors giving details on how certain titles came to be as a start to their series last week. S&S Executive VP and Chief […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/4-8/8

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. Hachette and Ingram cancel their plans to buy Perseus Book Group. Google and Barnes & Noble team up to offer same day delivery in major metropolitan cities to strike back at Amazon. Scribd announced a change in their search mechanisms to provide better browsing, mixing real-life […]

Tackling #GIRLBOSS: A Trendsetter Roundtable

#GIRLBOSS by entrepreneur and businesswoman Sophia Amoruso has shaken up the genre of business books in more ways than one. It’s being described as Lean In for young women, and Amoruso is definitely not your typical business woman. In the book, she confesses to thieving, hating school, and how she used Myspace to build her original fanbase. In a book that’s part how-to and part memoir, Amoruso outlined the rise of her clothing company, Nasty Gal. Editors Kimberly and Samantha sat down to talk about what takeaways Trendsetters could take away […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/28-8/1

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. Apple quietly purchased BookLamp last week, a book recommendation engine known for its Book Genome Project. Alloy Entertainment teamed up with Amazon to create a digital publishing imprint. Hachette’s first quarter sales were up 5.6% despite the ongoing dispute with Amazon. Macmillan increased its ebook lending selection to include […]