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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 […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/4-7/8

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. Scholastic Books entered into a partnership with American Girl. Harlequin settled the class action lawsuit filed against them in 2012 over ebook royalties. Random House and Christopher Myers, son of Walter Dean Myers, will make a new children’s imprint called Make Me a World. Harlequin […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/29-3/4

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. Perseus Books Group has reached agreements to sell its publishing line to Hachette Book Group and its distribution line to Ingram Content Group. We Need Diverse Books and Scholastic extended their partnership for diversity-specific flyers for the Scholastic Reading Club for the 2016-2017 school year after positive responses […]

License to Succeed?

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  * * * Licensing deals have always been popular with publishers. As Publishing Technology COO Randy Petway astutely pointed out in his recent Publishing Perspectives article, “When sales are not something that can be planned for or predicted, publishers rely heavily on brand awareness through licensing deals, both to sell books and open new markets for intellectual property.”  Since the digital revolution, start-ups have taken to buying up licensed properties to give them a jump-start […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/18-1/22

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. Amazon Echo will soon read Kindle Books aloud, using text-to-speech technology. An 11-year-old girl from New Jersey, Marley Dias, started a book drive to collect 1,000 books with black girls as the main character. Scholastic recalled their book, A Birthday Cake for George Washington, saying it […]

The Beginner’s Guide to Publishers Beyond the Big 5: Children’s Publishers You Might Not Know

Often in publishing, those who are new to the industry are only familiar with the Big 5 publishing houses. It’s important to get to know the medium- and smaller-sized houses as well, especially if you’re looking for your first job in the industry. This edition of the Beginner’s Guide to Publishers Beyond the Big 5 is a list of a few children’s publishers in the US that might be less familiar to you. You can also see our previous guide to adult fiction publishers here. The publisher/owner is either the parent company or […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/16-11/20

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 winners of the National Book Awards were announced on Wednesday. Taylor Swift teamed up with Scholastic to donate 25,000 books to NYC schools. The Harry Potter audiobooks are now available on Audible. The Pope announced that he will publish his first children’s book with […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 3/9-3/13

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. The tech blog Gigaom shut down after nine years. The state of Alabama decided to open an elder abuse investigation for Harper Lee after concerns were raised that the author might not be coherent enough to agree to the publication of Go Set a Watchman. Universal and Scholastic reached an agreement for […]

NYC Bookternet IRL: Brooklyn Book Festival

On Sunday, my roommate Katie and I went to the 9th Annual Brooklyn Book Festival, which was our first book festival ever. We knew there was no way I’d be able to do everything on my to-do list, but also we knew I’d have to give it my best shot. The numbers weren’t on our side, a fact that I blame largely on the deficiencies of time travel research. We had 8 hours – minus breaks for the bathroom, coffee, and food – to visit approximately 930 booths and attend […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 4/21-4/25

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 next edition of the Oxford English Dictionary is slated for publication in 2034, and due to its mammoth size, it will likely be online only. This week, World Book Night kicked off with its programming centered on spreading the love of reading. The League of […]