Publishing Trendsetter is a production of Market Partners International and Publishing Trends.

Tag Archives: Kindle

Boom! Pow! Ka-Ching!: Sales of Digital Comics and Graphic Novels

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  * * * Comics and graphic novels have been having a good run lately. Comichron and ICv2 – respectively, a database and journal covering the industry – estimate that, in 2015, total domestic sales reached a record of $1.03 billion. In their joint report, they note that in 2015, print sales accounted for a staggering $940 million, with about $535 million coming from graphic novels and $405 million from comic books; compare to 2000, when […]

Turning the Virtual Page: Virtual Reality and Traditional Publishing

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  * * * When we first got Google’s virtual reality headset at my house, called the Google Daydream, I can’t say I was too excited. But then I tried it. I downloaded BBC’s The Turning Forest, grabbed the controller, and put on the headset. A man who sounded vaguely like Martin Freeman narrated a fairytale-like story that took place in a beautiful digital forest. The short tale is complete with a fantastical beast, an interactive […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/13-2/17

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. Author of the His Dark Materials series Philip Pullman announced his next series this week. Sarah Jessica Parker will chair ALA’s new book club. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is getting a new CEO.  Kindle’s new distribution platform is now available for use in beta form. Goodreads […]

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

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. Penguin Random House will consolidate its two offices in 2019. Bonnier Publishing announces a new US division. After four years, Target will once again sell Kindles. The National Endowment for the Humanities will endow over $4 million in publishing grants. CliffsNotes is getting new digital features, including […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 5/2-5/6

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. The film adaptation of Blood Meridian is on hold because the rights were never secured by the filmmakers. The New York Times featured an article about an all male book club that only reads books by and about men, which garnered quite a response. Wired Magazine […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 3/14-3/18

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. Now that the mass market paperback of To Kill a Mockingbird will be discontinued, HarperCollins is selling the book at a discount to schools. The Authors Guild’s case against Google’s library scanning program will head to the Supreme Court. Barnes & Noble redesigned their website. […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/25-1/29

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. The Smithsonian is releasing a series of educational graphic novels. Lee and Low released their Diversity in Publishing survey results, and the findings reveal that publishing is an overwhelmingly white and female industry. Amazon is testing Kindle-specific gift cards in Washington State. Flatiron Books is […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/31-9/4

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. 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 […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 6/29-7/3

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. Apple lost the appeal for its ebook price fixing lawsuit. Scribd is adjusting its subscription catalog, in what the CEO is calling a “purge” of romance titles. It was discovered that Amazon’s new pay structure will pay self-published authors as little as $.006 per page read. In […]

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

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. Audible is reportedly pressuring German publishers during contract negotiations. The MacDowell Colony announced a new retreat fellowship for diverse writers. Writers and translators found a way around censorship in Iran by publishing their work on the internet. OverDrive launched OverDrive Listen, a web app that lets […]