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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

Video Killed the Radio Star? Who is primed to succeed as ereading evolves?

Though the holiday sales rush is over, there’s still no shortage of talk about ereading devices. The only problem? The market and technology has grown so much in the past year that “ereader” has come to mean so much more than dedicated devices such as the Nook Simple Touch or Kindle Paperwhite. This past month…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

Tortoise? Hare? Who’s Winning in the race of the ereaders?

New ereader developments abounded in early May with the announcement that Barnes & Noble’s Nook received a $300 million investment from Microsoft, prompting much speculation about what new products and technology this partnership might bring. Though Nook and Microsoft might mean some interesting developments in the US market, many other ereader companies have turned their…Continue Reading

Execs Mark the Spot: Trends in Digital Hires

While the majority of book industry coverage at the moment is focused on ebooks and the latest developments in the tablet and ereader race, Publishing Trends wanted to focus briefly on publishers’ internal structures: how are they meeting all these new digital demands from a human resources standpoint? Initially we planned to write an article…Continue Reading

People Roundup, May 2012

PEOPLE Disney Publishing Worldwide President Russell Hampton will step down on May 4 after six years in the position.  Recently it was announced that the company is transferring over 100 DPW employees to Glendale, CA. The company expects to complete the transfers by September 30 at which time that office will be closed.  About 50…Continue Reading

Rudolf? Blitzen? Who will go down in history in the holiday e-reader market?

Lest you think that last month’s announcement of Amazon’s new heavy-hitting team of Kindles means it has a monopoly on the market, Kobo has come out swinging with the news of its Vox tablet. Playing up the more social aspects of the ereader, Vox offers social media features that make sharing while reading all the…Continue Reading

Godzilla? King Kong? Who are this month’s monsters in the e-reader market?

A new horse entered the e-reader race this past month, creating intrigue, though not a lot of fear, among its competitors. The iRiver Story represents the first e-reader that is integrated with Google eBooks, which gives it a bit of clout. But while the iRiver Story’s HD display with eInk technology helps ranks its screen…Continue Reading

Lessons from O’Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing 2010

“If you don’t eat your own children, someone else will”: That’s how Michael Mace, Principal of the Silicon Valley–based Rubicon Consulting, began his presentation, “Check Out My Scars: Seven Lessons from the Failure of E-Books in 2000, and What They Mean to the Future of Electronic Publishing,” at the 2010 O’Reilly Tools of Change for…Continue Reading

Distribution 2009

Though nobody’s immune to the bad economy, distributors haven’t taken as much of a hit as other groups in publishing this year. “It’s easier in this economy to be working with a large distribution group,” says Eugenia Pakalik, Director of Sales and Marketing Distribution Services at Norton. The ideal IPM client, says Jane Graf, Director…Continue Reading