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Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 9/22-9/26

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. Mediabistro further unpacks the diversity and gender data in the Publishers Weekly Salary Survey. What does Authors United’s continued…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 6/23-6/27

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.  School Library Journal addresses the issues of calling diverse books “special interest.” New data shows that the Long Tail…Continue Reading

At Your Customer Service: Lessons from The Nordstrom Way

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.   The concept of customer service has come to the forefront for businesses hoping to assert themselves in a growing digital marketplace where a customer has…Continue Reading

Trendspotting 2011: Jacqueline Murphy

Jacqueline Murphy is an agent at Inkwell Management. She may be reached at jacque [at] inkwell.com or on Twitter @JacqueMurphy. Having lately switched my jersey to play for Team Agent after many years running with Team Publisher, what surprised me at once was that that my job hasn’t changed. As citizens of an interconnected ecosystem,…Continue Reading

Trendspotting 2009: David Rothman’s Predictions

David Rothman Founder, Teleread.org Sure, Oprah loves the Kindle, Amazon’s gizmo for reading electronic books, even if it looks a bit like a Soviet-made adding machine. And a second model probably will be on the way—in fact, perhaps two. We just might see an econo-Kindle and a large-screened version for students. Forbes is so excited…Continue Reading

Of Pricing and Purgatory

Two New Surveys Suggest That Book Price-Elasticity Is Getting All Stretched Out Among the persnickety trends of 2002 was continued brow-furrowing from industry observers and surveyors about the perception that book prices are disastrously high (see article). Some have cited the ruinous effect of “increasingly ubiquitous remainders” on the one hand, and stunningly deep discounts…Continue Reading

Book View, December 2001

PEOPLE Congrats to Phyllis Grann — and Random House — who have finally tied the knot in what is perhaps the last good news of ’01? Word is that not all publishers there are equally excited, leading to speculation about whether the last card has yet been played. Back at Penguin Putnam, Adrian Zackheim has…Continue Reading

E=I(nternet) + M(ail): Direct Marketing Days NYC

Direct Marketing Days in New York 2001, the May 21–24 conference at the Hilton when envelope manufacturers and list brokers convene to discuss changes in their industry over the past twelve months, showed once again that the basic business — junk mail delivered to your mailbox — has not died yet. And this despite the…Continue Reading

Book View, May 2000

As PowerfulMedia’s Inside.com launches in the next week(s), look for Publishing Trends columns, which will run periodically during the month. PEOPLE Maureen Golden is leaving Workman Publishing at the end of May, after less than nine months in the company. Golden was previously at B&N. . . Also leaving in late May is Paula Duffy,…Continue Reading