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Publishing Trends is an incisive website that provides news and opinion on the rapidly changing world of book publishing in all its forms. Advised by the industry veterans of Market Partners International since 1994, Publishing Trends provides industry professionals the information they need about new markets, digital publishing, deals, events, retailing, technology, and distribution, with a special focus on the intersection between traditional and digital publishing and the increasingly important technological landscape. Regular features include People Roundup, covering people, promotions, departures, and upcoming events; International Bestsellers, an annotated list of the top fiction titles in ten countries; Annual Industry Surveys; a calendar of upcoming major and not-so-major industry events; and contact sheets for agents, scouts, publicists, and others. Publishing Trends has previously existed as a monthly newsletter, which was sold to Content Licensing, and now exists online-only.

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Constance Sayre, Principal of Market Partners International
Constance has held a range of senior positions in publishing. She started at Simon & Schuster, where she eventually became Vice President & Subsidiary Rights Director, a position she has also held at what is now Henry Holt, and (NY) Times Books. She served as Director of Publicity, Promotion and Advertising at Andre Deutsch in London and subsequently, as book club editor for Time Life Book Clubs. She moved to Viking Penguin as VP & Marketing Director and then Associate Publisher, and left to launch Grove Weidenfeld, now Grove Atlantic. She currently serves on the board of the Council of Literary Magazines & Presses and is a member of Women’s Media Group and PEN. She is a graduate of Barnard College.

Lorraine Shanley, Principal of Market Partners International
Lorraine is a noted authority and expert in all aspects of traditional and digital book publishing in the US and internationally. Before launching MPI, Shanley began her career at Book-of-the-Month Club, and as Executive Vice President overseeing editorial, marketing and merchandise, she was instrumental in the launch of its Quality Paperback Book Club. She was also Editorial Director of HarperCollins, is a member and past president of Women’s Media Group, is on the marketing committee for the National Book Foundation, and is an adviser to New York University’s Publishing Program. Shanley also serves on the board of Fourth Story Media.

Amy Rhodes, Principal of Market Partners International
Amy has worked in sales and marketing and as publisher at a broad range of companies, including NAL, Random House, Little Brown, Abrams, Rodale, and Watson-Guptill. As Trade Publisher at Rodale, she grew revenues from $14 million to over $100 million in 4 years, and in her next role as Publisher and General Manager of Watson-Guptill, she took an unprofitable, illustrated book category publisher and positioned it for a profitable sale to Random House in only two years. Rhodes is a graduate of the University of Chicago and recently taught at New York University’s School of Continuing Education. She is a member and past president of the Publishers Lunch Club, a group of senior publishing executives that was founded in 1915.

Kimberly Lew
Kimberly is the Editorial Manager of Publishing Trends and a blogger and published playwright. She graduated from New York  University with a B.A. in English. She was previously the Publications Associate at Playscripts, Inc.