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Tag Archives: Barnes & Noble

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 4/14-4/18

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. Barnes & Noble Founder and Chairman of the Board, Len Riggio sells off 3.7 million shares of stock. Amazon announces it will retire Kindle Cloud Storage, moving users’ files to Amazon Cloud Drive. Verso uses innovative discounting strategies to drive a successful launch of their […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 3/31-4/4

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. Liberty Media, a key investor in Barnes & Noble, sells off a majority of its stock in the company.  Amazon Web Services has secured what is likely its most lucrative client, the Department of Defense. Meanwhile, Amazon announces Fire TV, a competitor to Roku. Audiobook sales […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 3/24-3/28

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 remains the number one seller of ebooks, but Apple and Barnes and Noble are in a tight race for second place. New York Public Library is working with Zola Books to offer a new system for book recommendations. Hachette’s UK counterpart, Hodder & Stoughton is […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/24-2/28

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. Audible announced that it will be lowering its royalty rate on audiobooks, leading many to speculate that Amazon can easily do the same with Kindle Direct Publishing. The man behind @GSElevator may have never worked for Goldman Sachs, but that won’t stop the release of […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/10-2/14

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 response to faltering sales, Barnes & Noble overhauls its hardware division and looks to move the Nook Study platform in a new direction. Looking to expand into digital and print books, DreamWorks launches an in-house imprint, DreamWorks Press. Hugh Howey uses data from Amazon […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 8/19 – 8/23

Every week we recommend 5 publishing news stories that the young professional 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 TV bookclub is back, with The Today Show’s new venture. The first pick is The Bone Season, a dystopian novel from Bloomsbury. In a major reshuffle of two of the US publishing industry’s largest “intelligence brokers,” Nielson Bookscan acquired Bowker’s industry […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 6/24 – 6/28

Every week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young professional 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. ****  Barnes & Nobles rethinks the Nook after sales of the e-reader device plummeted in the last quarter. Right after Apple’s Ebook trial ended, a new publishing industry legal battle ensues as Penguin and Authur Solutions seek dismissal of class action suit. […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 5/6 – 5/10

Every week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young professional 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. **** Rumors fly that Microsoft might acquire the rest of the Nook business; Barnes & Noble stock subsequently becomes a bestseller. Amazon blazes trails eastward (or, given that they’re in Seattle, westward?) to China The US Senate passed the Marketplace Fairness Act, […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week: 4/29 – 5/3

Every week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young professional 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 little bit of closure (or at least settlement) for Macmillan, that underdog of the Big 6′s battle with the DOJ. Simon & Schuster turns out to be a comeback kid: despite ongoing strife with B&N, they pulled up their profits […]

Book Jobs Not By the Book: James La Marre, Book App Design

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James La Marre works for enterprise software startup Scrollmotion Inc. in New York City, primarily developing and publishing iPad applications for business. Previously to starting at Scrollmotion in 2011, James worked at the Kelly Writers House during his time at Penn while studying poetry and directing a letterpress workshop. His first job in the book world was working on the floor at Barnes and Noble in 2006.   What was your first job in book business and what were the most important things you gained from it? My first job […]