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People Round-Up, Mid-November 2014

PEOPLE Meredith McGinnis will join the Trade Department of W.W. Norton & Company in the newly created position of Director of Marketing.  She was previously Director of Marketing at Harmony Books and Clarkson Potter. She will report directly to President Drake McFeely. Update added to the original post on 11/20/14. Hachette Book Group will acquire Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers in…Continue Reading

Fanfiction and Fandoms: A Primer, A History

The Magicians Trilogy author Lev Grossman in his 2011 Time article summarized the mentality surrounding fanfiction in mainstream culture as “what literature might look like if it were reinvented from scratch after a nuclear apocalypse by a band of brilliant pop-culture junkies trapped in a sealed bunker.” Now don’t get Grossman wrong—he is pro-fanfiction, but he…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 10/27-10/31

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 end of Atavist Books also the end of interactive fiction? What does the Georgia State University decision reversal mean…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 10/13-10/17

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. Can a large YouTube following translate to book publishing success? Does the Man Booker Prize have a problem of…Continue Reading

Libraries and Licensing

With the ever-increasing importance of libraries as a way readers can discover new authors and books, and the growing popularity of digital access, we thought it was time to post a comprehensive update on libraries and ebook licensing. It’s important to recognize that the large majority of libraries license, rather than buy, their ebooks.  This…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 9/22-9/26

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. Mediabistro further unpacks the diversity and gender data in the Publishers Weekly Salary Survey. What does Authors United’s continued…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 9/15-9/19

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. Will the Apple iOS 8 update convert Amazon Kindle users into iBooks users? Will print books survive alongside ebooks…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 9/8-9/12

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. Will there be an audiobook war similar to the current Amazon-Hachette war in the near future? A new report on direct…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early September 2014

PEOPLE Terry Newell has retired from Weldon Owen, where he was CEO.    He may be reached at [email protected] Update added to original post on 9/17/14. Lisa Gallagher will move to DeFiore and Company as Literary Agent.  Previously, Gallagher was at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates. Update added to original post on 9/17/14. Martha Otis will join Verso Advertising as President on October 1st when…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 9/1-9/5

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. How can translated books become bestsellers in the United States? Should publishing houses be responsible for fact checking books?…Continue Reading