Tag Archives: Amazon

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 3/16-3/20

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. Are virtual reality bookstores the next step for retailers who are competing in an on-demand world? Will Chinese translations find success…Continue Reading

A DRM Primer for a VAT World

The ongoing and increasingly heated debate over the use of Digital Rights Management (DRM) in digital publishing has recently received more press attention because of the EU ruling to charge VAT (value-added tax) on ebooks. For those in need of a reminder, Digital Rights Management refers to the protections  that are in place on many…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early March 2015

PEOPLE Anja Schmidt has joined Oxmoor House as Editorial Director.  She was most recently US Publisher at Kyle Books and previously, Executive Editor at DK. Robert Riger is leaving his position as VP & Director, Pimsleur Foreign Language Programs at Simon & Schuster Audio in mid-March.  Previously, he held positions at Barnes and Noble, Penguin, and Sparknotes and was a co-founder of Market Partners…Continue Reading

Our Ebooks, Ourselves: What’s Happening with Our Ereader Data?

In October of last year, news broke on The Digital Reader that Adobe Digital Editions was taking a significant amount of user data and sending it back to their servers. Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) is a program that allows readers to put ebooks onto their reading devices from retailers and libraries alike. The program’s terms…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-January 2015

PEOPLE Nathaniel Marunas was named Publisher at Quercus US.  Jason Bartholomew, who is based in the UK, is Director in addition to his current role as Rights Director for Hodder, Headline, John Murray Press, and Quercus. In children’s publishing, Michael Eisenberg joined Highlights in the newly created role of Director, Book Marketing.  He will report…Continue Reading

Listen Up! The Audiobook Revolution

With audiobook sales numbers on the rise over the past two years, retailers have been searching for new ways to appeal to wider audiences. So far, the most common trends have been straight-to-audio publications, library digital downloads, abridged audiobooks, and an increase in subscription services.  However, speculation has begun to spread as to whether publishers…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-December 2014

PEOPLE Meredith Greenhouse will join Perseus Book Group as VP, International Sales and Marketing.  She was Senior Director of International Sales at HarperCollins. Susan Reich will retire as President of Publishers Group West in March 2015.  She has been president of the company for seven years.  Perseus President and CEO David Steinberger said of her…Continue Reading

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

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. Amazon and Wattpad are about to go head-to-head in fanfiction, but who will come out on top? Is it…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-November 2014

PEOPLE Jeanne Reina will join the Morrow Group as VP, Art Director, where she will oversee the art group and be responsible for Morrow hardcover, trade paperbacks, and Dey Street Books.  She will report directly to HarperCollins SVP, Publisher Liate Stehlik.  Previously, she was Art Director at Atria. Update added to the original post on 11/21/14. Meredith McGinnis will join the Trade Department of W.W. Norton…Continue Reading