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People Round-Up, Early April 2015

An update was added to the promotions section of the original post on 4/10/15. Editor’s Note: Looking for an office in Manhattan? Market Partners International currently has a space available in its office near Grand Central Terminal. For more information, please email [email protected] PEOPLE Jeannie Mun joined Oyster as CFO.  She was previously CFO at the technology company MediaMath.  Additionally,…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 3/17-3/21

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.  Following a shaky financial year, will the Nook bounce back after opening its self-publishing platform to European authors? How…Continue Reading

Second Screens and Customization: Digital Kids Conference at Toy Fair 2014

Article written with reporting from Kimberly Lew and Lorraine Shanley. Books and toys often present licensing opportunities for the author or brand, but this year’s Toy Fair further proved how closely these industries are linked when it comes to selling to parents and children. This was also the first year that Toy Fair partnered with BEA…Continue Reading

Your Guide to Film Scouts: Reeling and Dealing 2013 Contact Sheet

Following our Who’s Scouting Whom sheet giving contact information for a host of literary scouts, we are also releasing Reeling and Dealing, a sheet with contact information for film scouts who work with the book industry. Many minor updates have been added to previous years’ versions, and this year’s new additions include Netflix, The Smiley Group, and New Leaf Literary and Media. Click the image…Continue Reading

Just Kids: Publishers Launch Children’s Publishing Goes Digital at DBW

Kicking off the week of the Digital Book World conference was Publishers Launch Children’s Publishing Goes Digital day, where speakers from the children’s book community discussed how the market is changing in the digital era. Representatives from start-ups and traditional publishers and authors, as well as trends analysts, were on hand for the January 23rd…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

Netflix for Books?

It’s hard to remember a time when Netflix didn’t seem like a good idea. The company opened its first distribution center, in San Jose, CA, in 1998, and initially aimed to create the typical Blockbuster experience: Each rental was $4, plus $2 for postage, and there were late fees. In a 2002 interview with Wired…Continue Reading

2005: Breaking Traditional Tunnel Vision

At this time last year, Google had formulated its plan to launch Google Print — an end of the year event that prompted us to proclaim 2004 the year of the technology comeback. 2005 saw the aftereffects of this techno renaissance, with publishers both embracing technology as it moved into the mainstream (think viral marketing),…Continue Reading