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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 6/9-6/13

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. Hachette‘s ebook 2013 sales figures were released this week, showing that Amazon accounts for 60% of their ebook sales in the US alone. Simon and Schuster rolls out new author tools including a networking site for authors called S&S InkedIn. UK campaigners called Amazon Anonymous created […]

A Publishing Career by the Books: Reading My Mistake, Hothouse, and Lord of Publishing

All too often I read articles proclaiming “the death of the novel,” “the death of the book,” or other such dread-inducing pronouncements. But everything that dies was once alive, and given the tremendous (and unsuccessful) effort to declare books dead, they must currently be wide-eyed, scratching out holes in their coffins, wriggling up through the still-loose dirt. I’ve seen that the undertakers and gravediggers are often those who remain rooted in the pre-digital past. I recently read three books by or about established publishing veterans, at the summits of their […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/13-1/17

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. It’s been a big week for ebook subscription services, both Oyster and Librify got significant funding. James Frey, the author famous for the scandal surrounding his book, A Million Little Pieces, signs a $2 million deal for a young adult series with HarperCollins for an premise […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/9-12/13

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. In 2015, the London Book Fair will move from Earls Court Convention Center to Olympia Convention Center, to the relief of many fair attendees. Google Play Books undergoes a large update, including the ability to upload non-Google Play Books to your Google Books library. Simon and […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories of the Week, 11/4 –11/8

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. Amazon Source, a program allowing independent bookstores to sell Kindles and Kindle books for a commission, launches with heavy criticism. Simon and Schuster released their third quarter numbers, and things are looking up. BuzzFeed hires Isaac Fitzgerald, former director of publicity of at McSweeney’s, to head […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories of the Week, 10/21–10/25

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. Congratulations to all the winners of the Whiting Writers’ Awards, which took place this Monday! World Book Night, which gives out half a million free paperbacks in one day, has announced its 2014 Book List. Yet another screen to read eBooks on: Apple releases the […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 6/3 – 6/7

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. **** More drama sparks from the Apple eBooks trial as focus shifts the blame Amazon’s pricing methods. (Need to brush up on the backstory? Check out our Agency Model infographic) French cultural minister says Amazon is “destroying bookstores” as she attempts to implement a […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 5/27 – 5/31

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. **** Simon and Schuster to to launch premier marketing plan and customer portal, creating a one-stop destination for invoices, order tracking, and promotional information. Publishing industry might start responding to ebook piracy by infecting the thief with Malware. Amazon is opening a new office […]