Tag Archives: University of Chicago Press

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

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

Trendspotting 2013: Don Linn

DON LINN DIRECTOR CHICAGO DISTRIBUTION CENTER UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS  In late 2011, I was asked to peer into my crystal ball and make a few predictions for 2012. Most of them were fairly obvious (“Tablets will outpace the growth of dedicated e-readers”) but one was a little off the beaten path. The prediction was…Continue Reading

People Roundup, November 2012

PEOPLE Sandy disrupted our office (and schedule), so here’s an update on the last few weeks’ news: It has been announced that Steve Perrine, Publisher of Books, is leaving Rodale. Also as part of the announcement, it has been said that he and David Zinczenko, SVP and Editor-in-Chief of Men’s Health and General Manager of Rodale’s Healthy Living Group, are…Continue Reading

2012 National Museum Publishing Seminar: Institutions in a Digital Space

Hard on the heels of the AAUP (covered below) came the biannual National Museum Publishing Seminar (June 21-23), which also took place in Chicago, bringing with it questions of how effective museum publishers’ efforts have been in the digital space.  Every two years, museums and other arts and university presses gather for programs addressing publishing concerns…Continue Reading

Bookview, August 2007

PEOPLE Following the recent news of Houghton Mifflin‘s planned acquisition of Harcourt, Gary Gentel has been appointed Interim President of the Trade and Reference Division, effective immediately. HM Chairman, President and CEO Tony Lucki told employees that “Gary will lead the division’s strategic direction with the support of the Trade and Reference management team, who…Continue Reading

Bookview, February 2007

PEOPLE Beth Davey has gone to Rodale as VP Director of Public Relations. She was at Inkwell Management and before that, at Little, Brown. Andrew Malkin has left Ingram International to return to NY and Rodale, where he will be VP, Trade Book Sales, working closely with Holtzbrinck as their distribution client. And, Leigh Haber…Continue Reading

Team Work

Facing ‘Oblivion,’ University Presses Rally ‘Round New Distribution Models Deep in a dark closet in the bowels of the University of Chicago Press’ main building resides whatmay be the answer to all university presses’ distribution woes. On a computer server, dubbed the BiblioVault, sit 5,000 books in digital format from close to 30 university presses….Continue Reading

Changing Course?

With Academic Sales Dwindling, University Presses Target the Trade Market With “tectonic changes” rocking the university press empyrean — a withering library market which once scooped up 750 copies of just about every title; steadily shrinking subventions; plunging public funding; and redlining revenues that, one director says, “keep going through lower floors than anyone knew…Continue Reading

Steal This Image

Museum and Art Book Publishers Wander in Copyright’s Wild West If every picture tells a story, Mitch Tuchman has heard them all. As head of publications at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) for 13 years, Tuchman produced 68 volumes for copublication or trade distribution, wrangling permission to print thousands of images from…Continue Reading