Tag Archives: Barnes & Noble

People Round-Up, Mid-July 2015

PEOPLE Ronald D. Boire was named as the CEO, Retail Business of Barnes & Noble, effective in September. He is succeeding Michael Huseby, who will become Executive Chairman of Barnes & Noble Education. Boire is currently President and CEO of Sears Canada. Ken Brooks joined Macmillan Higher Education as COO. He was SVP, Global Supply…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 February 2015

PEOPLE Mitchell Klipper will retire from his position as CEO, Retail of Barnes & Noble in May.  He will continue to act as an advisor to the company moving forward. Michael Siglain is now Director, Creative Franchise at Lucasfilm Publishing.  Formerly, he was Executive Editor at Disney Book Group. Steve Quinn joined Perseus Book Group…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 12/15-12/19

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. Should Barnes & Noble start focusing on how to beat Starbucks instead of trying to win the tablet market?…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

Survey results: Where Do Publishing Professionals Get Their Books?

Codex’s recent reader poll shows that the Amazon-Hachette contract negotiations may be having an impact on the way the average consumer purchases books. According to Codex, 39% of their respondents are aware of the ongoing negotiations between Amazon and Hachette, and there has been a decline in consumers buying books from Amazon at a rate…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 5/12-5/16

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 booksellers make the most of their brick-and-mortar retail stores? What can ebook subscription services learn from the cable model? Following…Continue Reading

Publishing Trends Annual Contact Sheet 2014

The 2014 general US publishing industry contact sheet is our most popular annual feature, listing publishers large and small, accounts, trade associations, and more. Taking into account offices that have moved and new acquisitions, we are proud to offer our most comprehensive updated version as a free PDF. Click the image below to download the Publishing Trends Annual Contact Sheet…Continue Reading

People Roundup, April 2014

PEOPLE Phaidon Press announced it has appointed Keith Fox as its new CEO.  Fox was previously President of McGraw Hill Construction Division, President of BusinessWeek, and McGraw Hill Professional; he will work out of the New York offices.  Jacky Klein will join Phaidon Press in June as Commissioning Editor, Art, working primarily out of the London offices. Previously, she was Commissioning Editor at Thames & Hudson London….Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 3/17-3/21

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.  Following a shaky financial year, will the Nook bounce back after opening its self-publishing platform to European authors? How…Continue Reading