Tag Archives: Amazon

Muhammad Ali? George Foreman? Who are this month’s heavyweights in the e-reader market?

This past month in the e-reader market, Amazon has already set itself ahead of the pack with the launch of its HTML5 cloud-based e-reader system in response to Apple’s new in-app subscription rules. While the Kindle Cloud Reader definitely wags its finger at Apple, asserting Amazon’s refusal to give Apple 30% of its revenue, many…Continue Reading

People Roundup, August 2011

PEOPLE Carrie Kania, Publisher of Harper Perennial, Harper Paperbacks, and It Books, will be leaving HarperCollins at the end of August to become an agent in London with Conville & Walsh. (See Promotions and Internal Changes.) Meanwhile, Leah Wasielewski announced that Katie O’Callaghan has joined the Harper imprint as Associate Director, Marketing. She was at…Continue Reading

Godzilla? King Kong? Who are this month’s monsters in the e-reader market?

A new horse entered the e-reader race this past month, creating intrigue, though not a lot of fear, among its competitors. The iRiver Story represents the first e-reader that is integrated with Google eBooks, which gives it a bit of clout. But while the iRiver Story’s HD display with eInk technology helps ranks its screen…Continue Reading

People Roundup, July 2011

PEOPLE John Glusman, who was Executive Editor at Crown, has been named VP andEditor-in-Chief at Norton, replacing Star Lawrence, who will remain Vice Chairman and become Editor at Large. Fodor Publisher Tim Jarrell is leaving the company, as a result of a reorganization announced by Nina von Moltke, VP Digital Publishing Development. He may be…Continue Reading

David? Goliath? Who’s Who??

June was a busy month for e-reader coverage, as the unveiling of the All-New Nook from Barnes & Noble at the end of May inspired a changing of the tide for the Little E-reader That Could, propelling a once-clumsy model into the lead with reviewers in the e-reader arms race thanks to its affordable price…Continue Reading

People Roundup, June 2011

PEOPLE The big news of the month-and at BEA-is that Larry Kirshbaum will become VP and Publisher of Amazon Publishing in New York, a new position many had vied for. Kirshbaum has been an agent since he left Time Warner Books as it was merged with Hachette in 2005. Amazon has had a busy month…Continue Reading

People Roundup, April 2011

People Philip Patrick has joined Amazon.com, in Seattle, as Senior Leader, Rights & Licensing. He was most recently VP, Digital & Marketing Strategy, Publisher Ebooks at Crown Publishing Group. Margot Schupf has left her position as VP, Publisher, Sterling Innovation. She was previously SVP, Editorial Director, Digital Publishing for the Morrow/Avon/Eos group. Meanwhile, Derry Wilkins,…Continue Reading

Bestselling E-Books, 2/1/2011

Methodology: We calculated each title’s points score based on its position on the respective e-book retailer’s top sellers list, that retailer’s market share, and the average sales ratio between each title in the print book hardcover fiction lists for the past 20 weeks (based on Nielsen BookScan data). Market share was tricky to calculate, especially…Continue Reading

Holiday Books Survey Results Are In

For more results from this survey, check out Book-Giving Etiquette Guide and I Love You, Keith Richards. “My siblings assume that every book I get is free, so they expect books AND a ‘real present.’” “Any time I give a book, I fear it will be assumed that I did not pay for it, so…Continue Reading

Marmite, Maturalism, and Mangification: What Publishers Can Learn from the World of Trends Research

In a recent interview, Random House CEO Markus Dohle said he is “convinced that publishers have to become more reader oriented in a marketing and trend finding/setting way rather than in a direct to consumer selling way.” The tricky part: How can publishers be trendspotters? In this two-part series, we will try to address that…Continue Reading