Tag Archives: Audible

People Round-Up, Mid-September 2015

PEOPLE Lorena Jones rejoined Ten Speed Press as VP, Publisher of an unnamed imprint for cooking and lifestyle books. Most recently, she was Publishing Director, Food, Drink, and Lifestyle and was Publisher of Ten Speed Press before that. She will also service as Editor-at-Large for Crown’s illustrated publishing program. Additionally, Liz Esman joined Crown/Broadway/Hogarth/Tim Duggan…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-May 2015

PEOPLE Gail Gonzales is joining Rodale on June 15th as VP, Associate Publisher in the Trade Books division, replacing Kristin Kiser. Gonzales has been at Simon & Schuster as Director of Integrated Marketing. Harper Children’s President and Publisher Susan Katz is retiring after 30 years with the company.  Suzanne Murphy has been hired as her successor.  She…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

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 11/3-11/7

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. What does Scribd’s audiobook launch mean for Audible? Is the international rights market expanding for children’s books? Should ebooks…Continue Reading

People Roundup, October 2012

PEOPLE The Ingram Content Group has made two new executive appointments: Kelly Gallagher has been named VP of Content Acquisition. He was VP of Publishing Services at Bowker. He will join Ingram October 8, as will Pep Carrera, who has been named Chief Information Officer. Jessica Schmidt joins Perseus Distribution as Associate Director of Client…Continue Reading

People Roundup, June 2012

PEOPLE Skip Prichard will step down as President and CEO of the Ingram Content Group, June 8. Ingram Content Chairman John Ingram will assume Prichard’s duties as CEO. Myrna Blyth has been named Senior Vice President and Editorial Director, AARP Media.  She was most recently Editor-in-Chief of ThirdAge.com and previously long time Editor-in-Chief of Ladies Home…Continue Reading

London Book Fair 2012: Digital Minds the Gap

The Digital Minds Conference on April 15 had an impressive number of attendees, given that it took place on the Sunday before the London Book Fair.  Conference Chair, Evan Schnittman, still listed as Bloomsbury in the program (he officially starts at Hachette Books Group on April 30) emceed the event.  Pottermore‘s Charlie Redmayne gave one…Continue Reading

Publishers Launchpad at DBW

Over the three days of Digital Book World this week, 12 startup companies were given a chance to strut their stuff in a series of sessions called Publishers Launchpad, which had new companies pitch their business ventures in short presentations back-to-back.  The first session was part of Monday’s Publishers Launch Children’s Publishing Goes Digital conference,…Continue Reading

Keeping Up With the New Demand for Audiobooks

[This is an excerpt of an article, Giving Them What They Want: Keeping Up With the New Demand for Audiobooks, which was published in the August issue of Publishing Trends. To receive our newsletter in full, find out how to purchase a subscription here.] Digital audiobook downloads have steadily been increasing, and the latest AAP Sales Report shows…Continue Reading

March 2010 Roundup

PEOPLE Major changes at Random House under Madeline McIntosh, President Sales, Operations, and Digital. Joining her team are Nina von Moltke, VP, Digital Publishing Development; Amanda Close, VP, Digital Sales and Business Development; and Pete McCarthy, VP, Online and Digital Marketing. Andrea Sheehan, formerly VP & Director, Digital Strategy and Business Development at RHPG, will…Continue Reading