Tag Archives: Publishers Weekly

Fanfiction and Fandoms: A Primer, A History

The Magicians Trilogy author Lev Grossman in his 2011 Time article summarized the mentality surrounding fanfiction in mainstream culture as “what literature might look like if it were reinvented from scratch after a nuclear apocalypse by a band of brilliant pop-culture junkies trapped in a sealed bunker.” Now don’t get Grossman wrong—he is pro-fanfiction, but he…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

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 9/22-9/26

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. Mediabistro further unpacks the diversity and gender data in the Publishers Weekly Salary Survey. What does Authors United’s continued…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 8/25-8/29

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. According to Publishers Weekly’s salary survey, publishing pay increased by 2.8% in 2013. How is the culture of bookselling…Continue Reading

People Roundup, May 2014

PEOPLE April was a busy month for industry moves:  Lee Boudreaux, Editorial Director of HarperCollins’ Ecco imprint, was given her own imprint at Little, Brown. Boudreaux will have the title of VP and Editorial Director and will start on September 2, overseeing an eponymous line publishing eight to ten titles per year. Stacy Creamer was named VP and Executive Editor of the…Continue Reading

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

Partners’ Corner February 2014

Partners’ Corner is a place where the principals of Market Partners International can share their observations of the publishing industry for the month. Publishing Trends attended the Publishers Weekly panel discussion entitled “Are Publishing Seasons Relevant?” (see PT’s PW Panel: Are Publishing Seasons Relevant? for details) and came away with some unanswered (and unanswerable?) questions…Continue Reading

PW Panel: Are Publishing Seasons Relevant?

On Feb. 26, Publishers Weekly hosted its first discussion series of 2014 with a panel featuring Andy Laties, Store Manager at Bank Street Bookstore, Kim Wylie, VP Deputy Director of Sales at PGW, and Mary Beth Thomas, VP of Sales at HarperCollins. PW’s Jim Milliott moderated. Bringing together a representative from retail, distribution, and publishing,…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 12/9-12/13

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.  A study released by The Pew Internet and American Life Project illustrates how Americans value public libraries. With ebook prices…Continue Reading