Tag Archives: Goodreads

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

As the World Turns: Discussing Global Change at Publishers Launch Frankfurt 2013

Publishers Launch Frankfurt had a banner lineup, including HarperCollins‘ Charlie Redmayne, Osprey‘s  Rebecca Smart, Amazon‘s Russ Grandinetti, Wattpad‘s Alan Lau, and Goodreads‘ Otis Chandler, among others. The theme of the day was how different companies and countries are managing global change. In the morning, Russ Grandinetti from Amazon shared data about its worldwide ebook and…Continue Reading

People Roundup, Mid-July 2013

PEOPLE Heather Jackson has been named Vice President, Executive Editor for Harmony Books, reporting to Mauro DiPreta. She was previously a Consulting Editor-at-Large for Harmony Books. Simon & Schuster‘s Dominick V. Anfuso joins Crown Archetype as Vice President, Executive Editor for the Archetype, Harmony, Crown Business, and Crown Forum imprints, and Hyperion‘s Matt Inman has also joined Crown Archetype as Editor for the Crown Archetype and Three Rivers Press…Continue Reading

Fantastic Fiction: The Brits Might Be Ahead of the Book Discoverability Game…

The long awaited launch of Bookish this week was met with scrutiny as many explored its features and critiqued its usability. Though it’s the first publisher collaboration when it comes to online retail sites, it’s one of many book recommendation sites that have cropped up over the years from Zola to Bookateria. While US entrepreneurs explore the…Continue Reading

Making BEA As Simple As ABC: Quick Links to all things BookExpo America 2012

As though navigating endless booths at the Javits Center isn’t an overwhelming enough endeavor, throw in many collocated events with various websites and it’s easy to see how you can feel a little lost preparing for the 2012 BookExpo America (BEA). With the big event quickly approaching, we thought we would pull together a quick…Continue Reading

BISG’s Making Information Pay Conference: Beyond “Business-as-Usual”; The Age of Big Data

Book Industry Study Group‘s Angela Bole, welcomed attendees to the May 3rd conference at the McGraw-Hill Auditorium, which focused on how to capture and use data in both print and digital book marketing and sales.  Despite a serious subject, the day’s presentations managed to be both accessible and entertaining. First up was Jake Freivald from Information Builders, who talked about how…Continue Reading

People Roundup, March 2012

PEOPLE Open Road announced that Tina Pohlman, Vice President, Publisher, Three Rivers Press and Broadway Paperbacks/Crown Publishing, will be its new Publisher, starting on March 5.  Market Partners International conducted the search. Earlier, Open Road announced that former Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Bantam Dell Nita Taublib will be a Strategic Advisor for Romance. And, former Holt Editor-in-Chief Marjorie Braman is joining Open…Continue Reading

Talking About Books, Flicks,
Dixie Chicks—and Beer

In this age of undead Bennets and robo-Karenina, a different kind of mash-up is on the literary horizon: cross-vertical social media. Startups like GetGlue, LivingSocial, and Blippr are all-in-one social media hubs for a user’s complete entertainment discussion needs: books, films, TV shows, music, even beer and wine. Cross-vertical referrals match books with films or…Continue Reading