Author Archives: PT Editors

People Round-Up, Mid-March 2017

PEOPLE At Simon & Schuster, Valerie Steiker joins Scribner as Executive Editor on April 17. She had been the longtime culture editor at Vogue. At Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Lauren Hoffman will join on March 27 as VP, Marketing and Publicity. She was most recently VP, Brand Marketing, at MK Creative/Media/Marketing. Nicole Russo returns…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 3/13-3/17

Every 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. A Nielsen study in the UK showed that ebook sales are down and print sales are rising. What does the…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 3/6-3/10

Every 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. Is there an opportunity for indies in the wake of Family Christian‘s closing? Why don’t critics take teen literature seriously?…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early March 2017

PEOPLE Lucille Rettino has been named VP, Marketing and Publicity, at Tom Doherty Associates, the Macmillan division including Tor, Forge, Tor Teen, and Starscape. She was previously VP, Director of Marketing, at Simon & Schuster Children’s. At Dutton, John Parsley has been named VP, Editor-in-Chief, a role that was vacated when Ben Sevier departed to become Publisher at Grand Central. As Parsley…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 2/27-3/3

Every 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 are newer ereaders shifting away from SD cards? Why aren’t there more female travel writers? What are the risks…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 2/20-2/24

Every 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. If a book is deemed “readable,” is that a good thing? Can historical fiction help readers make sense of today’s…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-February 2017

PEOPLE Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has hired Jack Lynch as President and CEO. L. Gordon Crovitz will continue as interim CEO while Lynch wraps up his work as CEO of Renaissance Learning and relocates to Boston. Cal Morgan has returned to publishing as VP, Executive Editor of Riverhead. He was previously Editorial Director for Harper Paperback…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 2/13-2/17

Every 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. HarperCollins quarterly profits are up 32% over the same period in 2016. Are audiobooks the next big growth market? What…Continue Reading

Freelance Publicists Contact Sheet 2017

Publishing Trends’ annually updated contact sheet of freelance book publicists includes several firms and individuals specializing in a wide range of genres and approaches. The majority of the publicists listed use both traditional and digital approaches, plus we have two digital-only publicists who specialize in various aspects of online and social marketing and publicity. Each firm chooses a…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 2/6-2/10

Every 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. Is the rise of celebrity memoirs taking away publishing opportunities from full-time writers? Why doesn’t Apple seem to care about…Continue Reading