Tag Archives: Amazon

Fantastic Fiction: The Brits Might Be Ahead of the Book Discoverability Game…

The long awaited launch of Bookish this week was met with scrutiny as many explored its features and critiqued its usability. Though it’s the first publisher collaboration when it comes to online retail sites, it’s one of many book recommendation sites that have cropped up over the years from Zola to Bookateria. While US entrepreneurs explore the…Continue Reading

Video Killed the Radio Star? Who is primed to succeed as ereading evolves?

Though the holiday sales rush is over, there’s still no shortage of talk about ereading devices. The only problem? The market and technology has grown so much in the past year that “ereader” has come to mean so much more than dedicated devices such as the Nook Simple Touch or Kindle Paperwhite. This past month…Continue Reading

People Roundup, Mid-January 2013

PEOPLE Andrew Weber was  named Global Trade Chief Operating Officer at Macmillan. He was most recently at Bonobos.com and had been at Random House as VP Ops and Technology. He is taking on many of the duties of Brian Napack, who stepped down as President of Macmillan in December 2011 (and then joined Providence Equity Partners).  Weber reports to John Sargent.  Egmont USA has hired Literary Agent Andrea…Continue Reading

Publishing Trends Annual Contact Sheet 2013

For more than 15 years, Publishing Trends has published a range of annually updated contact sheets, focusing on everything from Freelance Publicity and Scouting, to more recent additions, like the App Developer Roundup. However, none of our contact sheets is as popular as our general US publishing industry contact sheet, which features publishers large and small, accounts, trade…Continue Reading

People Roundup, January 2013

PEOPLE Charlie Conrad will be joining Gotham Books as Executive Editor; he was previously Vice President and Executive Editor at Crown Trade, a division of Random House. Allison Devlin has been appointed VP Marketing Director at Running Press, replacing Craig Herman. She has been Marketing Director at Crown, overseeing the Potter Craft, Watson Guptill and Martha…Continue Reading

Come So Far But So Far To Go: Trendspotting in 2013

While 2011 shouted challenges of the digital “Wild West,” 2012 was a year where players tackled new issues in the digital frontier, along with  figuring out exactly what role publishers would – and should —  take moving forward. In many ways, 2012 can be considered a year where relationships became key: from the big merger possibilities…Continue Reading

Trendspotting 2013: Brendan Cahill

BRENDAN CAHILL PRESIDENT AND CEO NATURESHARE  2013 will be remembered as the year that everything came together. Since the dawn of the current Device Age, media consumption has been headed to a Manifest Destiny that experts have called “Convergence”: a new reality in which consumers can access any type of media they want, anywhere they…Continue Reading

People Roundup, December 2012

PEOPLE Anthony Ziccardi left his position as Deputy Publisher of Gallery Books, Threshold Editions and Pocket Books. His last day was December 3. Julia Pastore has joined Demos Health as executive editor where she will help grow their list of trade health and self-help titles. She was a Senior Editor at Crown Archetype and Harmony Books….Continue Reading

Let’s see how far we’ve come: The Ereader War 5 Years Later

The Kindle turned five this past month, and it’s almost astounding how the market for ereaders and tablets has expanded since the first model hit Amazon’s storefront. A couple of weeks ago, we posted a chart showing the dizzying number of models currently for sale, and as we head into the holiday season, reviewers acknowledge…Continue Reading

Comparing Ereading Devices: A Visual Guide

While the past couple of months have been filled with press conferences with big presentations announcing the latest tablets and ereaders on the market, many older models from the major players have left the market with little fanfare. The iRiver Story seemingly disappeared as soon as it hit the shelves, and Nook has simplified its…Continue Reading