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

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. Bowker released a report on self-publishing statistics for 2015. Bloomberg takes a deeper look into the theory that print is…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 3/14-3/18

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 do we read novels and how can publishers use that data to their advantage? What are the benefits of having…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 8/17-8/21

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. Are e-reading apps helping children learn in the classroom? Could interstitial publishing bring new readers to the market? What are…Continue Reading

Parsing Publishing, Then and Now: Merchants of Culture by John B. Thompsen

With this post, PublishingTrends.com continues its regular column in which it reviews, explicates and excerpts books that we think will resonate with people in the business of publishing and media.  **** John B. Thompson, University of Cambridge-based sociologist and author of Merchants of Culture: The Publishing Business in the Twenty-First Century (Plume, trade paper, 2nd Ed….Continue Reading

The Data Is Coming!

After Ipsos/NPD, which provided consumer data to the Book Industry Study Group’s Trends, exited the market, publishers struggled to get timely—or detailed—data on their consumers, and because their customers were retailers, they had little idea of who their readers were. The data that existed was too generic and surveyors often used questionable methodologies to get…Continue Reading