Tag Archives: Nook

A DRM Primer for a VAT World

The ongoing and increasingly heated debate over the use of Digital Rights Management (DRM) in digital publishing has recently received more press attention because of the EU ruling to charge VAT (value-added tax) on ebooks. For those in need of a reminder, Digital Rights Management refers to the protections  that are in place on many…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early March 2015

PEOPLE Anja Schmidt has joined Oxmoor House as Editorial Director.  She was most recently US Publisher at Kyle Books and previously, Executive Editor at DK. Robert Riger is leaving his position as VP & Director, Pimsleur Foreign Language Programs at Simon & Schuster Audio in mid-March.  Previously, he held positions at Barnes and Noble, Penguin, and Sparknotes and was a co-founder of Market Partners…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

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

People Roundup, February 2014

PEOPLE Larry Kirshbaum will join the Waxman Leavell Literary Agency as a Senior Agent starting February 24, the WSJ reported. Scott Waxman says, “He’ll be an independent agent building his own list like every agent does.” Kirshbaum was an agent for his own firm, LJK Literary Management, between 2005 and mid-2011 before becoming President of Amazon Publishing. (His former colleagues at that agency reconstituted as the Einstein Thompson Agency when Kirshbaum left.)…Continue Reading

People Roundup, January 2014

PEOPLE Barnes and Noble has moved Michael Huseby, former CEO of the Nook division, into the top CEO spot left by William Lynch, who vacated in July. Craig Bauer, SVP Publishing Operations and Strategic Planning at Hachette, will be leaving HBG to become SVP of Global Publishing Operations at Macmillan Science and Education. His last day at HBG will be Friday, January 17. As part of Macmillan’s acquisition…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Predictions Posts for 2014

Every week, we recommend 5 publishing articles/blog posts that supplement the major news for the week. As we near the end of the year, we thought we would change things up and instead post 5 links to articles with predictions for the publishing industry in 2014. DBW’s list of Ten Bold Predictions says Barnes & Noble…Continue Reading

People Roundup, Mid-February 2013

PEOPLE The big news of the last few weeks is the ascension of Reagan Arthur, current Editorial Director of her eponymous Little, Brown imprint to SVP Publisher in April when Michael Pietsch moves up to CEO of Hachette Book Group USA. Arthur will also join the company’s management board. Atria announced that Dawn Davis will join the…Continue Reading

People Roundup, November 2012

PEOPLE Sandy disrupted our office (and schedule), so here’s an update on the last few weeks’ news: It has been announced that Steve Perrine, Publisher of Books, is leaving Rodale. Also as part of the announcement, it has been said that he and David Zinczenko, SVP and Editor-in-Chief of Men’s Health and General Manager of Rodale’s Healthy Living Group, are…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