Tag Archives: Google

Turning the Virtual Page: Virtual Reality and Traditional Publishing

When we first got Google’s virtual reality headset at my house, called the Google Daydream, I can’t say I was too excited. But then I tried it. I downloaded BBC’s The Turning Forest, grabbed the controller, and put on the headset. A man who sounded vaguely like Martin Freeman narrated a fairytale-like story that took…Continue Reading

From Retro to Robotics: Toy Fair 2017

The Javits Center hosted the 114th International Toy Fair over Presidents’ Day weekend, with 1100 exhibitors and an estimated 30,000 attendees. In 2016 U.S. toy sales grew 5% and are estimated to be $26 billion for the year, so the mood was upbeat. Numerous mainstream publishers were on hand, including HarperCollins, Macmillan, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 6/6-6/10

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 prevalent is plagiarism in self-publishing, and what are the consequences for plagiarizers? Are literary critics too nice? How should scholarly…Continue Reading

The AAP 2016 General Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the Association of American Publishers got off to a strong start with timely and persuasive talks from Daniel Marni, US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator for the US government and Carolyn J. Ross, Professor of Law at The George Washington University and author of Lessons in Censorship: How Schools and Courts Subvert Students’…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early October 2015

PEOPLE Paul Slavin is now President of Open Road Integrated Media. He was most recently EVP, CEO of Everyday Health. Hannah Gouldstone joined Simon & Schuster as Director of Integrated Marketing, overseeing simonsays and the company’s online learning platform. Previously, she was Founder and CEO at Clever Goats Media. Additionally at Simon & Schuster, Ira…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 9/14-9/18

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. Do lower priced ebooks make more money for publishers? Can ebook usage data from ereaders help publishers sell books more effectively?…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 3/16-3/20

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 virtual reality bookstores the next step for retailers who are competing in an on-demand world? Will Chinese translations find success…Continue Reading

Listen Up! The Audiobook Revolution

With audiobook sales numbers on the rise over the past two years, retailers have been searching for new ways to appeal to wider audiences. So far, the most common trends have been straight-to-audio publications, library digital downloads, abridged audiobooks, and an increase in subscription services.  However, speculation has begun to spread as to whether publishers…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

Comparing Ereading Devices: A Visual Guide

While the past couple of months have been filled with press conferences with big presentations announcing the latest tablets and ereaders on the market, many older models from the major players have left the market with little fanfare. The iRiver Story seemingly disappeared as soon as it hit the shelves, and Nook has simplified its…Continue Reading