Tag Archives: The New York Times

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

Let’s see how far we’ve come: The Ereader War 5 Years Later

The Kindle turned five this past month, and it’s almost astounding how the market for ereaders and tablets has expanded since the first model hit Amazon’s storefront. A couple of weeks ago, we posted a chart showing the dizzying number of models currently for sale, and as we head into the holiday season, reviewers acknowledge…Continue Reading

Reading Deadlines and Disruption: New Media, New Pedagogy

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.  **** In creating the curriculum of CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism as inaugural Dean, Stephen B. Shepard* had to fill in many blanks. It seemed that there was no set path to becoming a…Continue Reading

New Month, New Toys: Who’s winning in this month’s war of the ereaders?

Everyone seems to have thrown their hats into the ring this month with several new devices making their debut in the ereader market. September started with a bang with the big Amazon press conference, where four new devices were introduced, including the Kindle Paperwhite ereader and Kindle Fire HD tablet. In addition, Amazon is boasting…Continue Reading

The New Kid in Town: Who’s the Most Popular in the Ereader Market?

Though there’s still buzz about Kobo in Japan and Barnes & Noble’s announcement of a Nook for the Web that allows readers to access books and samples from a cloud system that has bookmarking and social features, much of the ereader talk this month centered around the tablet wars and the new Nexus 7. While…Continue Reading