Tag Archives: Lonely Planet

Technology and the Travel Guide

Not so long ago, one of the first steps to planning an upcoming trip was to go to the bookstore. Once the future traveler picked out where they wanted to go, travel guides helped them research and plan their trip. As with many things in publishing, the internet changed that. With the proliferation of websites…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early November 2014

PEOPLE Claudia Reuter was named the head of the HMH Labs, a new digital initiative at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Previously, she was CEO of SchoolChapters. Jason Prince is now Marketing Operations Manager at St. Martin’s Press.  Previously, he was VP, Publisher and VP of Sales & Marketing at Sterling Publishing. In the UK, Sally Dwyer joined Quarto…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early October 2014

PEOPLE Jim Childs was named Publisher at Rowman & Littlefield. Previously, he was Publisher at Time Home Entertainment Inc. Eric Price joined Melville House as VP, New Business Development.  He was formerly Director of Sales and Marketing at Quercus. Andy Sareyan joined Andrews McMeel Universal as President, CEO. Previously, he was President, National Journal and…Continue Reading

People Roundup, June 2013

PEOPLE Macmillan has hired Bob Miller to start a new, stand-alone company specializing in nonfiction. Miller was most recently Group Publisher at Workman Publishing. Cary Goldstein will join the Simon & Schuster imprint as VP, Executive Director of Publicity and Senior Editor on June 3. He was previously Publisher of Twelve at the Hachette Book…Continue Reading

People Roundup, Mid-October 2012

PEOPLE Chris Lloreda, VP, Associate Publisher of Atria Books, is retiring at the end of this year, though she will continue to work on projects through February. Following the announcement of a distribution deal with Random House Publisher Services, for the launch of Quercus U.S., Publishing Director Richard Green tells Publishing Trends “we will be…Continue Reading

TOC 2011: Making Better Apps

“Value-Added Apps” brought Gus Balbontin, Global Innovation Manager of Lonely Planet; Michel Kripalani, President of app publisher Oceanhouse Media; and Pete Myers, co-creator of the BirdsEye iPhone app, ogether with moderator Neal Hoskins, founder of digital publisher WingedChariot, to discuss the current challenges and opportunities of app development. (One challenge: Toddlers! We’ll get to that…Continue Reading

TOC 2011: From Publisher to Reader, Direct

On the opening day of this year’s Tools of Change, O’Reilly VP Online, Allen Noren, kept the audience glued to their seats for two hours, revealing his secrets of “Building a Successful Direct Channel.” Noren began by explaining the need to ask a lot of questions before beginning to sell direct.  The answer to ‘What…Continue Reading

App Attack: Mobile Reading

Though we’ve recently noticed a few more Kindles on the subway, mobile phones are infinitely more common. As more consumers choose to read e-books on their smartphones rather than purchase standalone e-reading devices, publishers are working to create apps and other iPhone-ready content. Flurry, a company that provides analytics to mobile phone application developers, found…Continue Reading

Book View, February 2009

PEOPLE There are so many changes to report this month that we are highlighting only some of the moves and, where available, contact information. Rebecca (Becky) Saletan has been appointed Editorial Director of Riverhead, reporting to Publisher Geoff Kloske. She was most recently SVP and Publisher of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Her appointment is effective March…Continue Reading

The Shape Shifters

Countless are the questions and few are the solutions publishers encounter when approaching “the digital problem” confronting the industry. But several publishers seem to be cracking the code, albeit from different ends of the spectrum. Travel publishers are capitalizing on its category’s unique potential to be nuggetized and monetized digitally, at times even rendering a…Continue Reading