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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/26-1/30

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. Oyster added all 10 Harry Potter universe books to its subscription service. Author David Lagercrantz will write a sequel to Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy. Simon & Schuster launched its new nonfiction imprint North Star Way, which will offer additional audience-building services to its authors. UK grocery retailer Tesco ended its ebook […]

Internview: “Before” with Moè Nakayama

We’re thrilled to welcome Moè Nakayama as this season’s Publishing Trendsetter and Market Partners International intern. In continuing our tradition of interviewing our intern in the first couple of weeks of the internship, we hope to provide some insight from an upcoming book professional on what they would like to learn to aid their future success in the publishing industry. Read more about Moè on the About page, and keep an eye out for her contributions over the next few months. Trendsetter: What aspects of Publishing Trends and MPI interest you most as you enter […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/19-1/23

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. With no buyer lined up, Egmont USA is closing at the end of this month. Retail CEO of Barnes & Noble, Mitchell Klipper, will retire at the beginning of May of this year. This week, Amazon announced their plans for textbook writers to be able […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/12-1/16

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. Macmillan reached an agreement with Scribd and Oyster, becoming the third of the Big 5 to do so. Simon & Schuster is now selling online courses by popular self-help, health, and finance authors. Macmillan Science and Education will merge with Springer Science + Business Media with […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/5-1/9

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. Scribd announced this week that they’ve raised $22 million toward their ebook subscription service. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg started a book club, causing sales to skyrocket for his first selection. Recorded Books has officially acquired Tantor Media. Google’s ebook program continues to grow steadily as […]

Listen Up! The Audiobook Revolution

Editor’s note: This was originally posted on our parent site, Publishing Trends. With audiobook sales numbers on the rise over the past two years, retailers have been searching for new ways to appeal to wider audiences. So far, the most common trends have been straight-to-audio publications, library digital downloads, abridged audiobooks, and an increase in subscription services.  However, speculation has begun to spread as to whether publishers should repackage audiobooks to be more similar to podcasts, given the format’s latest successes. At the end of November, Audible published The Starling […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/29-1/2

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. Kindle Unlimited authors are upset with Amazon for selling their books at low prices, affecting royalties. The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture sold out in stores after Melville House’s  quick transformation of the report into a book. Wattpad users can now design their own book covers in its new Covers app. Amazon […]