Tag Archives: Digital Book World

Vertical Horizons: Online Courses

In 2013, Magnolia Media Network (formerly Future of Ink) listed online courses among its top ten digital publishing trends. That same year, the Independent Book Publishers Association mentioned Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in its Independent magazine as a rapidly growing industry. The article went on to suggest that publishers embracing online education were likely to see…Continue Reading

DBW 2015: Data and Direct-to-Consumer Engagement

During the second day of the Digital Book World Conference, we attended two events about the future of publishing: Building the Trade Publishers of the Future: Trade Publishers Remaking Themselves and Gaming the Page: Book Publishing Meets Games.  Both of these sessions noted how traditional publishing is using trend information discovered through data collection and…Continue Reading

Launch Kids 2015 Recap: Data, Communities, Storytelling

Launch Kids celebrated its 4th year on the first day of Digital Book World on January 13th, 2015 at the Midtown Hilton. The morning sessions were data-rich and the rest of the afternoon showed attendees how digital for kids grows through community and storytelling. Data One of the most shocking pieces of data came from…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 1/5-1/9

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. Is calling a book “difficult” subjective, making the concept of readability a myth? Overdrive announced a 32% increase in ebook lending…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early January 2015

PEOPLE Geoff Shandler joined William Morrow as VP, Editorial Director at its new unnamed imprint, handling the nonfiction side of the list, which will also feature literary fiction.  He was most recently Editorial Director of Adult Trade at Little, Brown. Bob Spizer is leaving his position as Group Director of Domestic Rights at HarperCollins at…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing 2014 Reflections and 2015 Predictions

Every week, we recommend 5 publishing articles/blog posts that supplement the major news for the week. As we near the end of the year, we thought we would change things up and instead post 5 links to articles with predictions for the publishing industry in 2015. Digiday outlined what we learned about publishing this year, focusing primarily on…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-December 2014

PEOPLE Meredith Greenhouse will join Perseus Book Group as VP, International Sales and Marketing.  She was Senior Director of International Sales at HarperCollins. Susan Reich will retire as President of Publishers Group West in March 2015.  She has been president of the company for seven years.  Perseus President and CEO David Steinberger said of her…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early December 2014

PEOPLE Hachette Book Group EVP, Chief Marketing and Sales Officer Evan Schnittman is leaving his position as of December 12th, after two and a half years.  The position was created for him and will be eliminated when he leaves.  Chris Murphy was promoted to SVP, Group Sales Director of Hachette and will join the company’s…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-November 2014

PEOPLE Jeanne Reina will join the Morrow Group as VP, Art Director, where she will oversee the art group and be responsible for Morrow hardcover, trade paperbacks, and Dey Street Books.  She will report directly to HarperCollins SVP, Publisher Liate Stehlik.  Previously, she was Art Director at Atria. Update added to the original post on 11/21/14. Meredith McGinnis will join the Trade Department of W.W. Norton…Continue Reading