Tag Archives: YouTube

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

What Kids Want: Nielsen’s Children’s Book Summit 2016

Nielsen’s annual Children’s Book Summit took place on Oct 27th in Manhattan’s Financial District. With an overflow crowd in attendance, the daylong conference delivered information that went well beyond Nielsen’s own data and analytics. The day was filled with stats and information from a range of speakers on what kids are reading, what devices they’re using, and—to the surprise…Continue Reading

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

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 6/27-7/1

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. The editor of The Bookseller shares his thoughts on what Brexit could mean for the publishing industry. Audiobooks are outselling…Continue Reading

Digital Book World’s Launch Kids: Looking Forward and Back

January is a great time to talk about children’s books, what with the aftermath of the MidWinter ALA and its accompanying Newbery, Caldecott, and other awards, presented earlier in the month.  While publishing for the adult market has its rewards and sense of community, children’s publishing has an infectious enthusiasm and sense of mission that…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 10/13-10/17

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. Can a large YouTube following translate to book publishing success? Does the Man Booker Prize have a problem of…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 5/19-5/23

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.  What is the greatest obstacle keeping us from being able to resell ebooks? Will YouTube stardom translate to a…Continue Reading

Let’s Get Digital: Notes from Digital Minds 2014

Digital Minds, the conference that kicks off the London Book Fair, took place at the QEII Centre on April 7 with a large audience on hand and some lively speakers to inform and entertain it.  Authors Anthony Horowitz and Richard Wiseman talked about their respective approach to writing, publishing, and their audience, with the latter…Continue Reading

People Roundup, Mid-May 2012

PEOPLE Scholastic has named Jenny Frost as ePublisher and SVP, eBook Strategy. She has been consulting since leaving Crown Publishing Group, where she was President and Publisher, in January 2010. Sara Nelson, book editor for O, The Oprah Magazine, is moving to Amazon where she will be Editorial Director, Amazon.com Books. The press release announces that Nelson “will be leading…Continue Reading

Finding the Edge of Engage: ad:tech New York 2009

Publishing Trends thanks marketing consultant Rich Kelley for this piece. What’s the new frontier for targeted online ads? Could the long tail go bankrupt? What does social media offer that social networks don’t? Publishers, advertisers, and service providers flocked to ad:tech at the Javits Center in early November for three days of 60 panels and…Continue Reading