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Third Annual The Best of the End of the Year “Best of” Lists of 2015

Don’t worry, lists remained popular in 2015, and I’m willing to bet they’re not going anywhere in 2016 either. This was my third time compiling the best of the bookish best of lists. And each year I’ve done this, I’ve loudly commented to my coworker that there are too many lists this year, and I’m never going to be able to choose between them all. But the reality is, most of you reading this site, you’re book people, and you already know what a lot of the picks will be […]

Books Abroad: Australian Publishing and Book Business in Melbourne

  We inaugurate “Books Abroad”, our international version of “Not New York”, with a post from Kate McKenzie on her hometown, Melbourne, Australia. Just as we want to widen horizons and make connections beyond “NYCentric” book business in the US, we also want to explore other publishing hubs around the world. Shannon will continue her explorations, and we’ll also welcome profiles from other guest contributors. Like any travelers, we’re on the hunt for communities small and large, landmarks and little-known treasures. All aboard for Books Abroad! **** I’ve lived in […]

What is the Long Tail of Publishing?

If you were to graph a retail environment where a large number of different items are sold in relatively small quantities each, you’d get something like this:   See the “long tail” tapering off to the right? In bookselling, a profitable industry has grown from the availability of so many unique titles. All these titles are represented on the right side of the graph: the realm of self-publishing, print-on-demand, backlists, zines, and niche-interest blogs. If you’ve been in book business for fewer than 10 years, a Long Tail-driven business is […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week: 3/4 – 3/8

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.  ****  In a letter to I.C.A.N.N, The American Association of Publishers criticized Amazon’s bid for “.book” domain names. (icannletter) In the can-do story of the week, German booksellers not only say they don’t like Kindle, they start selling an alternative–the Tolino. Mark Suchomel, President […]