Tag Archives: Goodreads

People Round-Up, Mid-June 2018

PEOPLE Following the annual meeting vote that restored cofounder Laurence Orbach as Executive Chairman of the Quarto board, CEO Marcus Leaver and Chief Financial Officer Carolyn Bresh have resigned their positions. Former CFO Mick Mousley will act as Interim CFO. Jon Rosenberg, most recently VP and Publisher at Baker & Taylor’s Silver Dolphin Books, will…Continue Reading

Social Media for Children’s and Adult Books: Who Posts Where?

Look at some of the top authors on Twitter and you’ll see that the list is pretty evenly divided between authors of books for children and adults.  Paulo Coelho weighs in at 12.2 million, followed by JK Rowling at 11.3 million.  Then a steep fall to Anthony Bourdain (6.1) and John Green (5.33), Stephen King…Continue Reading

PubTechConnect: Where Publishing Meets its Future

NYU’s Center for Publishing joined forces with Publishers Weekly on April 20th to present a day of conversation about innovation in media.  The names of the companies that presented were both impressive and less familiar to book publishing’s usual conference speakers: Vox, Quartz, Dropbox, ClassPass, and Vice were among them, though HarperCollins, Hachette, S&S were also some…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 3/13-3/17

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 Nielsen study in the UK showed that ebook sales are down and print sales are rising. What does the…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early November 2015

PEOPLE Libby McGuire will step down as EVP and Publisher at Ballantine Bantam Dell at the end of 2015. She can be reached at [email protected] Editor’s Note: Update added to the original post on 11/6. Millicent Bennet is now Executive Editor at Grand Central Publishing. She was previously Senior Editor at Simon & Schuster. Editor’s Note: Update added to the original post on 11/6. Craig Young…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 8/10-8/14

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 new Nielsen study shows that more and more people are reading on their phones. Amazon is growing increasingly more…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 6/22-6/26

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 nonfiction authors only write the complete truth or should they be given some leeway for the sake of a more compelling story?…Continue Reading

Branding by Video

It turns out Simon & Schuster, who has been gaining press attention with the release of its “Behind the Book” video series, isn’t the only publishing company that’s been building its video cache. We’ve decided to gather a few together for viewing. Here’s a little background in case you missed it: S&S uploaded 5 videos of book…Continue Reading

All About the Kids: Launch Kids 2014

It was a lively gathering at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers in NYC on January 13th, as professionals from the children’s book industry gathered for the Launch Kids conference as a part of Digital Book World. Early on in the program, Nielsen Book’s Jonathan Nowell and Jo Henry presented data stating that the main means…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 12/26-1/3

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.  Goodreads saw impressive growth in 2013, doubling their users for the second time in two years. Pitchfork, the Los Angeles…Continue Reading