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With Great Power, Comes Meh Comic Sales

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  * * * Superhero movies – and to an extent TV shows – are one of the biggest trends in entertainment of recent years.  But success on the screen doesn’t guarantee comic book sales. To better analyze the correlation, I took a look at the trade paperback sales of two comic books for two of the most popular superhero films in 2016 so far: Deadpool and Captain America: Civil War, both of which happened to […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/15-2/19

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. In 2015, US bookstores reported an increase in sales for the first time since 2007, and it’s thanks to female authors. Scribd is dropping its unlimited ebook subscription model, and will announce a new hybrid model next month. Sixty independent bookstores opened in 2015, continuing […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/21-12/24

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. According to the Association of American Publishers, trade book sales are down from last year, although audio and paperback sales continue to grow. A publisher and book retailer in Germany have created a vending machine to exchange an unwanted present for a book. After complaints last […]

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 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 […]

Edelweiss, Edelweiss, Every Morning You Greet Me

While I titled this post with the Sound of Music song in mind, the purpose of it is to introduce you to a different Edelweiss than the song or the flower that inspired it. The Edelweiss we care about in the publishing world is a magical (read: free) online catalog that I only found out about a week ago, despite interning and working in publishing for the past two plus years. Shame on me. According to the website, Edelweiss “allows reps, publicists, or other authorized persons in a publishing house […]

Your Next Job in Publishing: Sage Advice from Across the Industry

“How to Get a Job in Publishing” has been Publishing Trends‘ most popular article for years–and for good reason. But getting that first job is just the beginning, so we set out to discover what keeps people in publishing after that first job. Survey results ran last week, and today’s feature article on Publishing Trends is taken from hours of interviews with professionals of all ages. Trendsetter’s exclusive “Next Job” feature will run later this week, but for today, though, here are our favorite pearls of wisdom, the best of […]

Lifecycle of a Book: Tamarra Henry, Sales Department

Sooo…how do we actually sell this thing? Tamarra Henry from Macmillan fills us in on this crucial stage of getting a finished book to the people who can get that book to YOU.