Tag Archives: The New York Times

People Round-Up, Mid-February 2017

PEOPLE Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has hired Jack Lynch as President and CEO. L. Gordon Crovitz will continue as interim CEO while Lynch wraps up his work as CEO of Renaissance Learning and relocates to Boston. Cal Morgan has returned to publishing as VP, Executive Editor of Riverhead. He was previously Editorial Director for Harper Paperback…Continue Reading

Turning the Virtual Page: Virtual Reality and Traditional Publishing

When we first got Google’s virtual reality headset at my house, called the Google Daydream, I can’t say I was too excited. But then I tried it. I downloaded BBC’s The Turning Forest, grabbed the controller, and put on the headset. A man who sounded vaguely like Martin Freeman narrated a fairytale-like story that took…Continue Reading

Amazon and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year Abroad

A recent article in The Telegraph calls 2015 “the year Amazon delivered on its founder’s vision.” The reporter James Titcomb explains that in 2015 Amazon grew to double its share price, finally became profitable, and is now “almost untouchable as an online retailer” due to its streamlined delivery  service. While it’s been a good year…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

Adventures in Grown Up Reads for Young Adults

When someone says “YA” the assumption is he or she is referring to YA fiction. It might be time to retire that assumption. There’s a new(ish) YA in town: young adult nonfiction adaptations. This is a genre of young adult books adapted from books written for an adult audience. We’re certainly not the first to…Continue Reading

Libraries and Licensing

With the ever-increasing importance of libraries as a way readers can discover new authors and books, and the growing popularity of digital access, we thought it was time to post a comprehensive update on libraries and ebook licensing. It’s important to recognize that the large majority of libraries license, rather than buy, their ebooks.  This…Continue Reading

The Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 10/6-10/10

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. Nielsen data from the first half of 2014 shows that physical book purchases far outweigh ebook purchases. On that…Continue Reading

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

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. Book Industry Study Group released new findings showing that students are spending less time with textbooks and more time with…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

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