Tag Archives: Tor

Keeping the Faith: Publisher Agnostic Content

Be it tweets, blog posts, or marketing materials, content produced by book publishers is traditionally about the books they publish. But that’s not always the case. Some publishers are hosting blogs with “publisher agnostic” content, meaning the site will feature books and authors they don’t publish. In fact, some of these websites all but obscure…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-August 2016

PEOPLE Mark Kuyper is leaving his position as Executive Director of the Book Industry Study Group, where he had served for a year. Previously he was President/CEO at the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association.  At HarperCollins, VP and Executive Editor Hugh Van Dusen is to retire on August 30. Lisa Erickson returned to the Crown Publishing…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early March 2016

PEOPLE Steve Wasserman will join Heyday Books as Publisher and Executive Director in July, succeeding Founder Malcolm Margolin, who retired at the end of 2015. Wasserman was previously Yale University Press Editor-at-Large and Los Angeles Times Book Review Editor. Heydey’s Editorial Director Gayle Wattawa will be Interim Publisher and Director of Nature and Environmental Publishing….Continue Reading

A DRM Primer for a VAT World

The ongoing and increasingly heated debate over the use of Digital Rights Management (DRM) in digital publishing has recently received more press attention because of the EU ruling to charge VAT (value-added tax) on ebooks. For those in need of a reminder, Digital Rights Management refers to the protections  that are in place on many…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

Publishing Trends Annual Contact Sheet 2013

For more than 15 years, Publishing Trends has published a range of annually updated contact sheets, focusing on everything from Freelance Publicity and Scouting, to more recent additions, like the App Developer Roundup. However, none of our contact sheets is as popular as our general US publishing industry contact sheet, which features publishers large and small, accounts, trade…Continue Reading

People Roundup, September 2012

PEOPLE Despite it being a huge vacation month for publishers (and the rest of the northern hemisphere), there were moves all over the industry: Jennifer Hart announced that Kathryn Gordon is joining William Morrow’s marketing department as Director of Brand Development. Gordon was  most recently as the founder of The Book Hook, a branding firm…Continue Reading

BEA Update: Publishers Launch BEA 2012

Publishers Launch BEA was one of several conferences that kicked off BEA 2012 this year on Monday, June 4, and it focused on helping publishers get their houses in order in a bifurcated world of print and digital — from workflow to discovery, to partnerships with established and newly minted vendors, to sales and marketing…Continue Reading

Book View, May 2009

PEOPLE ROUNDUP Broadway’s Editor-in-Chief Stacy Creamer will join Simon & Schuster as VP and Publisher of Touchstone Fireside, reporting to Free Press Publisher Martha Levin. The two lines “will have independently functioning editorial and publishing staffs,” according to the announcement….Current T/F Publisher Mark Gompertz takes on the new role of EVP, Digital Publishing. He and…Continue Reading

Book View, January 2009

PEOPLE In the Random House reorganization, which moved Bantam to RHPG, Irwyn Applebaum has left, as has Bantam Dell Group SVP, Director of Creative Marketing, Betsy Hulsebosch. She may be reached at (914) 772-1022. Barb Burg, SVP Executive Director Publicity and PR, will also be leaving, after 24 years, on January 30. She may be…Continue Reading