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Tag Archives: John Wiley & Sons

For What It’s Worth: Fixed Book Price in Foreign Book Markets

Earlier this year, France made publishing news headlines when its court ruled ebook subscription services like Kindle Unlimited illegal. The law cited was the Lang Law, which gives publishers the exclusive right to set the price of a book. Retailers are not allowed to discount more than 5 percent from this set price. You may be thinking, A measly 5 percent? Here in the United States, we’re used to seeing 50 percent or more slashed off our books. Price fixing in general is regarded as suspect and is, in fact, […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 6/17 – 6/21

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. **** The Jim Henson Company and Grosset & Dunlap of the Penguin Young Readers Group is accepting writing submissions until the end of the year to find the author for a new novel set in the world of Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal. […]

Not New York: Book Business & Publishers in Nashville

We’re moving back east and heading down south to the vibrant city of Nashville, Tennessee, namesake of the popular TV show, home to a famously large music scene, and, of course, to publishing. Specifically, Nashville is known for hosting a number of religious publishing houses. Best-known, perhaps, are Thomas Nelson and Zondervan, both of which are now owned by HarperCollins and which, together, comprise HarperCollins Christian. Thomas Nelson is the world’s largest Christian publisher and is known in the larger market for New York Times bestseller Heaven is for Real […]