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Tag Archives: Hachette

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 4/6-4/10

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 and Penguin Random House issued statements in support of revising the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indiana to bar discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. After negotiating a new contract with Amazon over the last few months, HarperCollins is expected to announce its plans to […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/9-2/13

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. Scribd added comics and graphic novels to its subscription service and says new issues will be available about a month after their print release. After securing a number of titles from local publishers, Amazon launched Kindle Unlimited in Canada and Mexico. Inspire! Toronto International Book Fair […]

Event Recap: Books are Sacred, Lawn Mowers Aren’t

Last night, the NYU Center for Publishing gathered some publishing heavyweights to discuss how their books became bestsellers in today’s publishing industry during their NYU Media Talk event.  Authors R.L. Stine, Elin Hilderbrand, and Malcolm Gladwell talked about book success in a digital age with TIME Book Critic Lev Grossman as moderator. In today’s world of big business and the ongoing ebook pricing battle after the famous Amazon-Hachette disagreement, Gladwell feels that books and other cultural products need to be treated as sacred.  “Should books be carved out from other […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/8-12/12

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 developed an ebookstore during its war with Amazon, but decided not to launch it. BookCon announced that it is working with We Need Diverse Books to create panels with prominent diverse authors. Melville House will publish The Senate Torture Report as a paperback titled The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture. The […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/10-11/14

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. Amazon and Hachette have reached an agreement, bringing an end to their contract negotiations that began in May of this year. Reed Exhibitions announced that BEA and BookCon will have separate dates in 2015. Nook Media is expanding their author services offerings by adding print […]

Libraries and Licensing

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  * * * With the ever-increasing importance of libraries as a way readers can discover new authors and books, and the growing popularity of digital access, we thought it was time to post a comprehensive update on libraries and ebook licensing. It’s important to recognize that the large majority of libraries license, rather than buy, their ebooks.  This is a critical difference, because in licensing contracts, the first sale doctrine does not apply. For those […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/18-8/22

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. A judge in Delaware passed a law making digital content, including ebooks, inheritable after the original owner dies. Romance publisher Ellora’s Cave announced cuts to their staff, due in part to a decrease in their Amazon sales. Kensington Publishing joined up with Books-A-Million to put some […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/11-8/15

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. Sales in physical bookstores dropped 7.9% for the first half of 2014. Amazon has opened a storefront  for students at Purdue University. Writer’s Digest and Bookbaby have teamed up to offer author services to self-published authors. Hachette CEO Michael Pietsch responds to Amazon’s ReadersUnited.com statement […]

Branding by Video

Editor’s note: This post also appears on our host site, Publishing Trends.  It turns out Simon & Schuster, who has been gaining press attention with the release of its “Behind the Book” video series, isn’t the only publishing company that’s been building its video cache. We’ve decided to gather a few together for viewing. Here’s a little background in case you missed it: S&S uploaded 5 videos of book editors giving details on how certain titles came to be as a start to their series last week. S&S Executive VP and Chief […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/4-8/8

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 and Ingram cancel their plans to buy Perseus Book Group. Google and Barnes & Noble team up to offer same day delivery in major metropolitan cities to strike back at Amazon. Scribd announced a change in their search mechanisms to provide better browsing, mixing real-life […]