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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 […]

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 […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 6/23-6/27

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 will buy Perseus Books Group, and in turn, Perseus’ distribution companies will be sold to Ingram. Barnes and Noble announced this week that it will be splitting their retail and Nook businesses into two separate companies. The FAA stated that Amazon cannot begin drone […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 6/9-6/13

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. Hachette‘s ebook 2013 sales figures were released this week, showing that Amazon accounts for 60% of their ebook sales in the US alone. Simon and Schuster rolls out new author tools including a networking site for authors called S&S InkedIn. UK campaigners called Amazon Anonymous created […]

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

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. Amazon and Hachette both made statements this week regarding their ongoing contract negotiations. Target announced that they are teaming up with Librify to sell ebooks through their stores. Kirkus Reviews is launching three new and substantial book prizes. Bonnier Publishing created a new children’s imprint in […]

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

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. Amazon is showing delays of up to 4 weeks on shipments of books published by Hachette Book Group. The O. Henry Prize announces its 2014 winners. Twitter users can now add items to your Amazon shopping cart with a hashtag. Now over 20,000 books from […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 4/21-4/25

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. The next edition of the Oxford English Dictionary is slated for publication in 2034, and due to its mammoth size, it will likely be online only. This week, World Book Night kicked off with its programming centered on spreading the love of reading. The League of […]