Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 10/19-10/23

number_5_redEvery 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.

Publishers Weekly’s Annual Salary report is out, showing the industry still as predominately white and young.

How did Amazon become one of the largest publishers of translated literature?

What does the modern-day book tour look like?

What’s the real reason ebook sales have leveled out?

Fewer Americans are reading books, but which demographic is reading less?

People Round-Up, Mid-October 2015

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The NY Post reports that Scott Schulman is leaving his position as President of Rodale after two years. President and CEO Maria Rodale will be taking “a more active role” going forward.

In children’s publishing, Jevon Bolden joined Scholastic as Senior Editor, Tangarine Press and Scholastic Book Fairs. She was previously Senior Acquisitions Editor at Charisma House.  Elissa Tomasetti was named SVP, Marketing for Scholastic Education. She was most recently VP, B2C Communities at Pearson Education. . . Elizabeth Peskin joined Random House Children’s as Production Supervisor. She was previously Production Associate at Abrams. . . Robyn Burwell joined Zonderkidz as Acquisitions Editor and Kevin Traub as Senior Marketing Director for Kidz Bibles and Storybook Bibles. Burwell was Acquisitions Editor for HarperCollins Christian Publishing and Traub was Children’s Product Buyer at Family Christian Stores.

Phoebe Kosman is now Assistant Director of Marketing, Publicity and Events at Candlewick Press. She was previously Publicity Manager at Harvard University Press.

Lisa Cheng joined Hay House as Senior Editor. She was previously Senior Editor at Running Press.

Erin Kottke left her position as Publicity Director at Graywolf Press. She can be reached at [email protected].

Simon & Schuster Director of Paper Purchasing and Inventory Management Ann Ralph will retire at the end of October. Christian Grzancic has been named Senior Manager, Paper Purchasing and Inventory.

Molly Templeton is now Publicist at Tor.com. She was Events Director at WORD Bookstores.  Meanwhile, Ally-Jane Grossan was named Event/PR Director at WORD. She was Commissioning Editor of Popular Music, Sound Studies, and Politics at Bloomsbury USA.

Corrina Lesser joined Scripps as Director of Public Events and Community Programs. She was Director of Programming at Chicago Humanities Festival.

Heidi Hess Saxton became Editorial Director of the Servant imprint of Franciscan Media. She was Acquisitions Editor at Ave Maria Press.

Meanwhile, Lisa M. Hendey joined Ave Maria Press as Editor-at-Large. She is the Founder and Editor of CatholicMom.com.

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The 2015 Book Distributors Profiles

Publishing Trends has assembled an updated version of our annual book distribution chart. This year’s list includes 25 companies total, with the addition of Cardinal Publishers Group.  Of the 25, 14 are publishers with a distribution arm and 11 are distribution-only companies.  The trend of including digital distribution continues with 23 of the companies now offering digital services, up from 22 last year.

We welcome your feedback to help make it more accurate and comprehensive. Please click the link below to download a PDF of this year’s Book Distributors Profiles and Contact Sheet.

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Click on the image of the chart above for a full PDF version of the 2015 Distributor Profiles and Contact Sheet.

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 10/12-10/16

number_5_redEvery 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 epub the standard ebook format that publishers wanted, or is it a rapidly fading fad?

Is Amazon to blame for low author wages?

How is the definition of a publisher evolving?

Why are traditionally published authors opting to self-publish?

What makes bookstores different from record stores?

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 10/5-10/9

number_5_redEvery 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.

Has ebook technology stopped evolving?

Why do celebrity memoirs sell to publishers for so much?

What’s the appropriate length of time for a copyright to last?

Does the business model for the academic journal need updating?

How do ebooks help backlist titles?

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 9/28-10/2

number_5_redEvery 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 blurbs for books still so important?

How can we make sense of the current digital book trends discussed in last week’s New York Times article?

Is banned books week still necessary?

Have authors become the gatekeepers in publishing, replacing publishers, retailers, libraries, and media outlets.

How do Nigerian booksellers continue to bring in customers?

People Round-Up, Early October 2015

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Paul Slavin is now President of Open Road Integrated Media. He was most recently EVP, CEO of Everyday Health.

Hannah Gouldstone joined Simon & Schuster as Director of Integrated Marketing, overseeing simonsays and the company’s online learning platform. Previously, she was Founder and CEO at Clever Goats Media.

Additionally at Simon & Schuster, Ira Silverberg is now Senior Editor. He was most recently Literature Director at the National Endowment for the Arts.

Lorin Stein rejoined Farrar Straus and Giroux as Editor-at-Large, editing four to eight books. He will continue to work as Editor of the Paris Review full time. Before joining the Paris Review in 2010, Stein worked at Farrar Straus for 12 years.

David Nussbaum is now CEO of America’s Test Kitchen. He was most recently CEO and Chairman of F+W Media.

Mary Gatsch was named CEO of Springer, succeeding Ted Nardin, who is retiring after 10 years with the company. Gatsch was VP, Global Medical Reference Unit at Elsevier.

Guy Gonzalez joined The Reading Room as VP, Audience Development. Previously, he was Director of Content Strategy and Audience Development at Library Journals, LLC.

Emily Griffin is now Executive Editor at Harper. She was Senior Editor at Grand Central.

Amanda Aleskey is now Marketing and Publicity Manager at Perseus. She was Marketing Coordinator at Knopf.

In children’s publishing, Lauren Burniac joined Disney Publishing Worldwide as Senior Editor. She was previously Editor at the Macmillan imprints Square Fish and Feiwell and Friends. . . Joy Bean joined Little Bee Books as Senior Editor. She was Editor at Marshall Cavendish.

At literary agencies, Tom Miller joined Carol Mann Agency as Literary Agent Affiliate. He was Agent at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates. . . Anjali Singh joined Aysha Pande Literary Agency as Agent of Fiction, Nonfiction, YA, and Graphic Novels. She was previously Editorial Director at Other Press.

Judy McDonough joined Thomas Nelson as Director of Publicity, W Publishing Group. She most recently ran her own independent PR firm, JEMMedia.

At university presses, Cathy Felgar is now Director of Editing, Design, and Production at Columbia University Press. Previously, she was Publishing Operations Director at HarperCollins. . . Sarah Miller joined Yale University Press as Editor for Language, Literature, and the Performing Arts.

Eric Salo joined Baker Academic and Brazos Press as Project Editor.

Karen Anderson is now Acquisitions Editor at Morgan James Publishing.

At Rittenhouse Book Distributors, Lori Anderson is now West Coast Institutional and Digital Territory Manager and Laura Duray is Strategic Marketing and Promotions Manager.

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International Bestsellers, September 2015

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: China and Turkey. 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.

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Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 9/21-9/25

number_5_redEvery 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.

Ebook sales are low, but print is doing very well.

A new Pew Study shows that library patrons are divided on how quickly libraries should embrace digital initiatives.

Do people read all of the ebooks they buy?

Why is Oyster closing?

Jane Friedman collected five infographics that illustrate the current health of the publishing industry.

From Page to Film: Reeling and Dealing Contact Sheet 2015


We present to you this year’s 2015 Reeling and Dealing contact sheet, a guide to contact information for film scouts who work within the book industry. After last year’s massive overhaul of the Reeling and Dealing contact sheet, we decided to stick to that new format for this year’s edition. While there are no significant changes to this year’s sheet, we’ve updated it to reflect all changes in company structure, and removed companies that no longer exist or represent books to the film industry. Click the image below to download Publishing Trends‘ Reeling and Dealing 2015 Contact Sheet.

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Click here to download a PDF of the 2015 Reeling and Dealing Contact Sheet.