Tag Archives: Publishers Weekly

License to Succeed?

Licensing deals have always been popular with publishers. As Publishing Technology COO Randy Petway astutely pointed out in his recent Publishing Perspectives article, “When sales are not something that can be planned for or predicted, publishers rely heavily on brand awareness through licensing deals, both to sell books and open new markets for intellectual property.” …Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early February 2016

PEOPLE F+W hired Tom Beusse as CEO. Beusse was formerly Founder and President of the USA Today Sports Media Group. Margaret Milnes is now Marketing Director at Globe Pequot Press. She was most recently Senior Director, Brand Management at Running Press. Cindy Ratzlaff has joined Simon & Schuster imprint North Star Way as Director of…Continue Reading

Not Quite the Same, Yet Not Quite Different: Publishers Weekly Global Kids Connect Conference

The United States boasts the largest book market in the world, and a significant part of that market is children’s books. But what are kids around the world reading? Do other children like to read the same things that Americans do? Attendees of yesterday’s Global Kids Connect Conference held at The Grand Lodge of the…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 10/19-10/23

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. Publishers Weekly’s Annual Salary report is out, showing the industry still as predominately white and young. How did Amazon become…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 8/31-9/4

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. Publishers Weekly took an in-depth look at the educational ebook market. How did Graywolf Press become a heavy-hitter in the…Continue Reading

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

For What It’s Worth: Fixed Book Price in Foreign Book Markets

Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on Publishing Trendsetter. Earlier this year, France made publishing news headlines when its court ruled ebook subscription services like Kindle Unlimited illegal. The law cited was the Lang Law, which gives publishers the exclusive right to set the price of a book. Retailers are not allowed to discount more than…Continue Reading

Publishing Trends Annual Contact Sheet 2015

The 2015 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 mergers, acquisitions, and new additions, 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 2015.

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 2/9-2/13

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. Are book reviewers creating art, or is their work a public service? Perhaps the saddest group of people to see…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing 2014 Reflections and 2015 Predictions

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 2015. Digiday outlined what we learned about publishing this year, focusing primarily on…Continue Reading