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Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 11/24-11/28

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. A year-long study in the UK reveals that ebook lending does not increase ebook buying in libraries. Do independent…Continue Reading

Second Screens and Customization: Digital Kids Conference at Toy Fair 2014

Article written with reporting from Kimberly Lew and Lorraine Shanley. Books and toys often present licensing opportunities for the author or brand, but this year’s Toy Fair further proved how closely these industries are linked when it comes to selling to parents and children. This was also the first year that Toy Fair partnered with BEA…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week, 11/18–11/22

Every week, our sister site, Publishing Trendsetter, recommends 5 publishing news stories that young book professionals should read to feel more connected to what’s going on in the industry. To continue that tradition here on Publishing Trends, we will be recommending 5 publishing articles/blog posts that supplement the major news for the week. Whether data or industry commentary, we hope…Continue Reading

Driven to Disruption: Reading James McQuivey’s Digital Disruption

PublishingTrends.com continues its regular column in which we review, explicate, and excerpt books that we think will resonate with people in the business of publishing and media.  **** The word “disruption” is hardly unfamiliar to those in the publishing industry. Almost every part of book business has been affected by disruption, particularly of the digital kind, from the advent and availability…Continue Reading

Thinking Outside of the Sandbox: Digital Kids Conference at the 2013 Toy Fair

While the name certainly implies a technological slant, the Digital Kids Conference at the 2013 Toy Fair on Tuesday and Wednesday was not all app-talk and virtual worlds. In fact, a theme emerged as quite the opposite: many new products in the toy market are combining digital with some physical product. Just as Skylanders was…Continue Reading

People Roundup, February 2013

PEOPLE Mary Ann Naples has been named the new Publisher of Rodale Books.  She was Chief Business Development Officer at Zola and previously VP Talent, Head of Curator Team at Open Sky. Eric Price has been appointed Director of Sales, Marketing, and Publicity for Quercus‘ new US operation.  He was most recently at Grove Atlantic. David Boyle joins HarperCollins in the newly created role of SVP,…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, September 2012

PEOPLE Despite it being a huge vacation month for publishers (and the rest of the northern hemisphere), there were moves all over the industry: Jennifer Hart announced that Kathryn Gordon is joining William Morrow’s marketing department as Director of Brand Development. Gordon was  most recently as the founder of The Book Hook, a branding firm…Continue Reading

Paying the Way: Reading John Howkins’ The Creative Economy

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.  **** With lots of comments lately about books being defined more in terms of “content” in the face of new digital media, the role of creativity in the publishing industry has become…Continue Reading