Skyhorse Publishing is proud to announce the launch of Carrel Books, a new imprint featuring titles for the public library market. The Carrel list will include categories of most interest to libraries, including medicine/health, history, biography/memoir, business/careers, and more. Carrel will launch in fall 2014 with an initial list of 20-30 titles. Carrel titles will be available to libraries in both print and ebook editions.
Night Shade Books has published some of the coolest books of the past several years, but it's also run into financial difficulties. Now Night Shade is trying to sell out to two other entities, in a deal that authors and agents have criticized. We talked to the prospective buyers, and they explained their side of things.
"We're the good guys," insists Jarred Weisfeld with Start Publishing. "We're the ones who are coming in and trying to save something."
In our half-hour phone interview with Weisfeld and his partner in this buyout, Tony Lyons with Skyhorse Publishing, that theme came up several
From its humble beginnings publishing a few fishing books, The Lyons Press today casts out 220 titles a year in 14 different categories. The Lyons Press is a classic business-school case study in the value of keeping a sure and nimble hand on the company keel to achieve a well-defined vision. Begun in 1984 by Nick Lyons, a former professor of American Literature at Hunter College and an avid angler, the New York-based company's first year revenues were only $300,000. By 1990, revenues reached $1 million; by 1998, $5 million. And by this coming March, the company's fiscal year earnings are expected to