Author Archives: PT Editors

People Round-Up, Early March 2016

PEOPLE Steve Wasserman will join Heyday Books as Publisher and Executive Director in July, succeeding Founder Malcolm Margolin, who retired at the end of 2015. Wasserman was previously Yale University Press Editor-at-Large and Los Angeles Times Book Review Editor. Heydey’s Editorial Director Gayle Wattawa will be Interim Publisher and Director of Nature and Environmental Publishing….Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 2/22-2/26

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 shouldn’t we worry about teenagers’ reading habits? How are the “girl” titles more than just a marketing trend? Why…Continue Reading

Freelance Publicists Contact Sheet 2016

Publishing Trends’ annually updated contact sheet of freelance book publicists includes 73 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’ve included two digital-only publicists who specialize in various aspects of online and social marketing and publicity. Each firm chooses…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 2/15-2/19

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. What kinds of incentives would people need to upgrade their ereader? How can publishing houses and librarians work together to…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-February 2016

PEOPLE Lisa Lucas will become the Executive Director of the National Book Foundation in Mid-March, taking over for Harold Augenbraum. She is the Publisher of Guernica magazine and a nonfiction co-chair for the Brooklyn Book Festival. Mary Ann Naples will become VP, Publisher at Disney Book Group in Mid-March. She was previously SVP, Publisher at…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 2/8-2/12

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. AuthorEarnings.com released its February 2016 report, which says that indie publishing sales are on the rise while the Big 5’s…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 2/1-2/5

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. The Guardian takes a look at books that aren’t publishable on paper. Will the variety of new, attractive features on…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early February 2016

PEOPLE F+W hired Tom Beusse as CEO. Beusse was formerly Founder and President of the USA Today Sports Media Group. Margaret Milnes is now Marketing Director at Globe Pequot Press. She was most recently Senior Director, Brand Management at Running Press. Cindy Ratzlaff has joined Simon & Schuster imprint North Star Way as Director of…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 1/25-1/29

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. Lee and Low released its Diversity Baseline Survey for 2015, which shows that publishing is mostly straight, non-disabled white women. Why…Continue Reading