Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 5/21-5/25

Red Number 5Every week, we recommend 5 publishing articles/blog posts that supplement the major news for the week. Whether data or industry commentary, we hope these 5 links will be a simple way to keep you in the know.

What does “dystopia” mean in 2018?

How does ebook watermarking compare to DRM?

What effect does storytime have on children’s brains?

Why are so many books about male isolation and anger?

Since 2000, US schools have lost 20% of their librarians.

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 5/15-5/18

Red Number 5Every week, we recommend 5 publishing articles/blog posts that supplement the major news for the week. Whether data or industry commentary, we hope these 5 links will be a simple way to keep you in the know.

Why did Springer Nature withdraw its IPO?

What does Amazon know about ebooks that the public doesn’t?

Does the industry’s approach to factchecking fall short?

Why was AWP’s longtime executive director fired?

How does the crackdown on fake reviews affect authors?

People Round-Up, Mid-May 2018

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Kristin Cochrane will take over as CEO of Random House Canada following the retirement of Brad Martin on June 30. Martin has been CEO since 2007.

At Lonely Planet, CEO Daniel Houghton has stepped down. He will become CEO of marketing agency Pyxl.

Brant Rumble has joined Hachette Books as Executive Editor. He was previously Senior Editor with Blue Rider Press until it closed last year.

Erin Reback joins William Morrow as Senior Publicity Manager. She was previously Publicity Manager at Simon & Schuster.

Kamilla Benko has joined Bloomsbury Children’s as Senior Editor and Brand Manager. Previously she was Editor at Glasstown Entertainment.

At Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s, Amy Cloud joins as Senior Editor. She was most recently Editor at Aladdin.

Kelly Lynch has joined Workman as Associate Creative Director, Calendars and Stationary. She was most recently Senior Graphic Designer at Eileen Fisher. In addition, Grace Rambo has joined as Digital and Web Operations Assistant.

Andrew Brewer will join Princeton University Press as International Sales Director on July 1. Previously he was Managing Director at The University Press Group.

Arielle Kane has joined Restless Books as CFO, moving over from her previous role as Marketing Manager at Atria.

At Arcadia Publishing, Jack Joseph will leave his position as Director of Direct-to-Consumer Sales on June 15 to become VP and Partner at Nextone Content Group.

Pamela Peterson joins Cave Henricks Communications as Associate Director of Publicity, effective May 21. She was previously Senior Publicity Manager at Fortier Public Relations.

At the National Endowment for the Arts, Jane Chu will step down as Chair after four years.

In agency news…former Atria Executive Editor Johanna Castillo will join Writers House as Senior Literary Agent on June 6 in a “return to her roots.” Will Lippincott has joined Aevitas Creative Management as Agent, based in LA; he was Agent and Founding Partner at Lippincott, Massie & McQuilkin until late 2016. Albert Lee, lately Literary Agent for Aevitas, now holds that position at United Talent Agency. Samantha Fabien has joined Laura Dail Literary Agency as International Rights Manager. Kerri Kennedy Calistri joins Audere Media as Publicist.

Marco Palmieri is departing his position as Senior Editor at Tor Books to pursue freelance editing opportunities.

Jess d’Arbonne has joined Falcon Guides as Acquisitions Editor, having previously held that position at the University Press of Colorado.

 

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Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 5/7-5/11

Red Number 5Every week, we recommend 5 publishing articles/blog posts that supplement the major news for the week. Whether data or industry commentary, we hope these 5 links will be a simple way to keep you in the know.

Who is responsible for the rise of Amazon?

How does the industry handle disability?

Thanks to audiobooks, publisher revenue rose slightly last year.

Will subscriptions add stability to organizations or doom them?

What does the future hold for standardized chains?

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 4/30-5/4

Red Number 5Every week, we recommend 5 publishing articles/blog posts that supplement the major news for the week. Whether data or industry commentary, we hope these 5 links will be a simple way to keep you in the know.

Why is copyright piracy wrong?

What does a diverse romance industry look like?

How can publishers learn from the ways people read online?

Who is held back by the use of English as a scholarly lingua franca?

Will morality clauses change publishing for the better – or the worse?

People Round-Up, Early May 2018

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Jennifer Levesque joins Disney Book Group as Editorial Director on May 7. Most recently she was VP, Editorial Director at Rodale Books.

Jhanteigh Kupihea will join Quirk Books as Editorial Director on May 21. She was most recently Senior Editor at Atria Books.

At IDW Publishing, Anita Frazier joins as SVP, Sales & Marketing.

At Sourcebooks, Kaitlyn Kennedy, previously Publicity Manager at HarperCollins, has joined as Director of Marketing. Claudette Soriano joins as Accounts Payable Associate. Lauren Dombrowski joins as Production Editor, having worked most recently as Managing Editor at the American Chamber of Commerce Resources. Hannah Carmack joins as Events Marketing Specialist, Ashlyn Keil joins as Author Marketing Associate, and Misty Vernon, lately Senior Graphic Designer at Airtasker, joins as UX Designer. Deve McLemore has joined as Purchasing Manager. Leyla Parada joins as Contracts Attorney.

Elizabeth Shepard has been named General Manager, Digital for Dr. Oz. She was previously Editor-in-Chief of Condé Nast’s Epicurious and Hearst’s Delish.

Laura Mamelok has joined Little, Brown as Subsidiary Rights Director, having previously worked as Literary Agent, Foreign Rights at Susanna Lea Associates.

At LSC Communications, Kate Hutchison joins as Director of Business Development and Strategy, Publisher Services. Most recently she was Director of Business Development and Publisher Relations at Bookshout.

Heidi Sachner has left her position at Ingram Content/Two Rivers Distribution and can be reached at [email protected].

At National Geographic Kids, Erica Green has left her position as VP, Editorial Director.

Alessandra Bastagli has left her position as Editorial Director at Nation Books.

In agency news…Victoria Wells Arms has joined Hannigan Salky Getzler as Agent, bringing over her clients from Wells Arms Literary. Kelly Van Zant has joined Red Sofa Literary as Agent, having worked previously in that role for D4EO. Liz Parker, previously Agent at InkWell Management, joins LA-based Verve to oversee its newly-launched publishing division. And Mike Nardullo, previously Literary Scout at Maria B. Campbell Associates, has joined Foundry Literary + Media as Foreign Rights Director.

Sarah Begley joins Medium as Senior Editor, Books on May 7. Most recently she was Books Editor at Time.

Heather Palisi has joined as Senior Designer for Aladdin and Simon Pulse. Previously she was Senior Designer at Penguin Random House. Additionally, Jess LaGreca has joined as Art Coordinator. Pat Glynn, longtime Executive Assistant to Simon & Schuster President and CEO Carolyn Reidy, retired on April 30, having worked in that role since 1992.

Raina Putter has joined Holiday House as Managing Editor. She was most recently Client Relations Manager at Ingram Content Group. Judy Varon has also joined as Production Manager, having previously worked part-time for the company.

At Chronicle Books, Sarah Van Cleave joins as Executive Assistant.

Jen Allen joins Fujii Associates as Sales Representative in the Midwest. Most recently she was Collection Development Manager and Buyer at St. Louis’s Turtleback Books.

 

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International Bestsellers, April 2018

Every month, Publishing Trends runs fiction international bestsellers lists from four territories–France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. This month, our four regular territories are joined by two more: Austria and the Netherlands. Those books that have been published in English are listed with their official English-language title. All others are translated as literally as possible from the original. Where applicable, the US publisher is listed after the local publisher, separated by a “/”. The lists are taken from major newspapers or national retailers, which are noted at the bottom of each list.

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 4/23-4/27

Red Number 5Every week, we recommend 5 publishing articles/blog posts that supplement the major news for the week. Whether data or industry commentary, we hope these 5 links will be a simple way to keep you in the know.

In 2017, sales fell 10% for traditionally published ebooks.

Can Amazon sustain its free-shipping model?

What challenges do female sportswriters still face?

A new study shows that women’s books are priced lower than men’s.

How can scientific publishers balance economic sustainability with the push for lower costs?

People Round-Up, Mid-April 2018

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Madeline McIntosh has become CEO of Penguin Random House USA. She had been President, Penguin Publishing GroupAllison Dobson takes over as President of Penguin Publishing Group.

Libby McGuire has been named SVP, Publisher of the Atria Publishing Group, beginning April 30. She has been Literary Agent at The Gernert Company since early 2017, before which she was EVP, Publisher of Ballantine Bantam Dell.

McGraw-Hill Education has named Dr. Nana Banerjee President and Chief Executive Officer, taking over from interim President and CEO Lloyd “Buzz” Waterhouse. Banerjee was previously Group President of Verisk Analytics.

Ken Brooks, Bill Kasdorf, Thad McIlroy, Bill Rosenblatt, and Bill Trippe have formed Publishing Technology Partners, a consulting partnership offering experience and expertise to clients in all segments of the publishing industry and to suppliers of technology solutions for publishing. They can be reached at pubtechpartners.com, on Twitter as @PubTechPartners, and on email at [email protected].

Jaime Levine joins Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on April 30 as Senior Editor. She recently left her position as Publisher at Diversion Books.

Effective May 7, Semareh Al-Hillal will become Publisher at Groundwood Books, the Canadian children’s publisher that is now part of House of Anansi Press and distributed in the US by PGW. Al-Hillal is currently Associate President at Kids Can Press.

At Putnam, Michelle Howry will join as Executive Editor on May 7. Previously she was Executive Editor at Hachette. Lori Burke moves over to Clarkson Potter as Executive Director, Licensing & Strategic Publishing Partnerships; she was most recently Executive Director, License Acquisitions and Media at Penguin Children’s. And David Kopp, VP, Executive Editor of Convergent Books/Crown, will retire on May 1. As a result, Gary Jansen moves up to Executive Editor at Convergent and will continue as Director of Image.

Emily Nemens will become the new Editor of The Paris Review on June 1. She is presently Co-Editor at The Southern Review, where she has worked since 2013.

James Marcus is departing his role as Editor at Harper’s Magazine, and Ellen Rosenbush has been named Editorial Director.

Samantha Schutz joins Little, Brown Children’s as Publishing Director, Brand, Licensed, and Tie-In Publishing. She was most recently Associate Publisher, Licensing at Scholastic. At Little, Brown, Juliana Horbachevsky joins as Publicity Manager, moving over from her previous role as Senior Publicist at Crown Publishing Group.

Terri Ruffino joins the art department at Workman as Director, Special Projects. She had been working there freelance after serving as Director of Graphics at Macy’s.

At A Public Space, Lauren Cerand joins as Marketing and Development Director.

Matt Carlini joins Javelin as Literary Agent and Foreign Rights Director. He was most recently Assistant Editor at Little, Brown.

At Sourcebooks, Kavita Jaswal has joined as Digital Marketing Manager, moving over from her previous position as Marketing Manager at Pearson.

At Sounds True, Diana Ventimiglia has joined as Acquisitions Editor. Previously she was Editor at North Star Way.

Tayler Lord has joined Princeton University Press as Publicist. Previously she was Publicist at the University of Nebraska Press.

 

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Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 4/16-4/20

Red Number 5Every week, we recommend 5 publishing articles/blog posts that supplement the major news for the week. Whether data or industry commentary, we hope these 5 links will be a simple way to keep you in the know.

How could AI change publishing workflow?

Bookstore sales turned a corner in February.

What turned Los Angeles into a publishing hub?

Will 2019 going to be a banner year for public domain?

Are scholarly journals vulnerable to author-service scams?