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. Penguin Random House’s revenues were up 16.2% in the first half of 2015. Ellora’s Cave and Dear Author blogger both filed claims in their libel and defamation suit, which has been ongoing since September 2014. Goodreads will soon be available on Fire tablets and Kindle ereaders in the UK and Ireland. Ebook sales […]
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The next stop on our whirlwind national tour of publishing hubs are the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. Disclaimer: I have never been there. But based on what research and hearsay have told me, the Twin Cities area is one of the best metropolitan centers in the region. In fact, The Economist‘s Ryan Avent recently postulated that climate and economic conditions are driving more and more people west, and that the future is likely to see Minneapolis become the new New York. Whether Avent is right or not, […]
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Distribution!! Yeah!!! Wait…what’s that again? If you’re an aspiring book professional who’s anything like most of us were when we were still at the “aspiring” stage, you may have no idea what, exactly, a distributor does in a book’s Lifecycle. Good thing Jenn McMurray from Greenleaf Book Group is here to get learn us all sumthin.’ Because trust me, only when you start to learn a bit will you discover how very little you know, and how much having good distribution is like having SUPERPOWERS.