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Publishing Trends Annual Contact Sheet 2014

The 2014 general US publishing industry contact sheet is our most popular annual feature, listing publishers large and small, accounts, trade associations, and more. Taking into account offices that have moved and new acquisitions, we are proud to offer our most comprehensive updated version as a free PDF. Click the image below to download the Publishing Trends Annual Contact Sheet…Continue Reading

People Roundup, Mid-June 2013

PEOPLE The National Endowment for the Arts announced that Ira Silverberg, Director of Literature programs, will leave the agency and return to New York City. Silverberg’s departure is effective July 11, 2013. Amy Stolls, Literature Program Officer, will be the Acting Director of Literature until a new director is in place. Silverberg joined the NEA in…Continue Reading

The Next Big Thing: Business Development in Publishing

While Business Development is not necessarily one of the first departments that comes to mind when thinking of careers in the publishing industry, it is an area of increasing importance in light of the many startups and platforms that are now part of the digital landscape. The term “Business Development” or, more commonly, “biz dev”…Continue Reading

People Roundup, Mid-May 2013

PEOPLE Brenda Marsh has left her position as VP, Author Relations at B&N, where she has worked since 1998, and can be reached at [email protected] Margie Chan-Yip has left her position as VP, Global Publishing at Hasbro and will consult in global business development, brand licensing and publishing strategy.  She may be reached at [email protected] Doug Pocock has been named Managing Director of Abrams & Chronicle Books in the U.K.,…Continue Reading

Trendspotting 2013: Don Linn

DON LINN DIRECTOR CHICAGO DISTRIBUTION CENTER UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS  In late 2011, I was asked to peer into my crystal ball and make a few predictions for 2012. Most of them were fairly obvious (“Tablets will outpace the growth of dedicated e-readers”) but one was a little off the beaten path. The prediction was…Continue Reading

Through the Eyes of a Startup: Reading Todd Sattersten’s Every Book Is A Startup

PublishingTrends.com continues its regular column in which we review, explicate, and excerpt books that we think will resonate with people in the business of publishing and media.  **** Sure, putting the word “startup” in the title of a book seems to be all the rage, but can (and should) the publishing of each title be treated like a startup? In  Every…Continue Reading

Condensing the Conferences, bit.ly-style

It was a busy week for mini-conferences: O’Reilly and PW’s TOC Executive Roundtable took place on Tuesday, May 22, and featured Hilary Mason, Chief Scientist at bit.ly, talking about what a service like bit.ly can glean from those who use it to shorten URLs – and it’s pretty amazing.  Calling the company “the largest engine for…Continue Reading

If You Can’t Put ‘Sex’ in a Title, Try ‘Startup’

Every publication tries to live up to its name and PublishingTrends.com is no exception: our focus is on industry trends.  In a recent People Magazine on what’s “In” and “Out,” we talked about how YA novels are moving from an obsession with vampires and werewolves, to one with angels and demons.  Over the years, we…Continue Reading

Watch This: O’Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing Live Stream

The O’Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing conference kicks off today with expert panelists sharing insights into how digital technology is transforming the publishing industry. The conference runs from February 13-15 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City, but if you’re unable to make it to Manhattan, the conference will be live streaming keynotes…Continue Reading

What a Load of…Content

Google was getting worse. Complaints about its search results began to appear regularly online slightly over a year ago. In December 2009, venture capitalist Paul Kedrosky blogged about the difficulty of finding helpful dishwasher reviews online. He said the experience reminded him of the pre-Google era when search was “completely overwhelmed by spam and info-clutter.”…Continue Reading