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When a Niche-Audience Tabloid Takes Off in the UK, Is It News to Book Publishing?
February 6, 2017 at 2:30 am

As a case of 'pop-up publishing' takes hold in the newspaper sector, what can book publishers learn from this consumer-first approach to print and digital publishing? The post When a Niche-Audience Tabloid Takes Off in the UK, Is It News to Book Publishing? appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Top 10 Trends in Reading and Book Apps for Children
February 2, 2017 at 2:30 am

Spain's Elisa Yuste talks us through leading concepts and directions in apps for kids and young adults in the coming year, including more apps for 'Android kids.' The post Top 10 Trends in Reading and Book Apps for Children appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Top 10 Trends in Reading and Book Apps for Children
February 2, 2017 at 2:30 am

Spain's Elisa Yuste talks us through leading concepts and directions in apps for kids and young adults in the coming year, including more apps for 'Android kids.' The post Top 10 Trends in Reading and Book Apps for Children appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Getting ‘Back to Purpose’: BISG’s New Leadership Outlines Next Moves
January 30, 2017 at 2:30 am

Working 'to avoid the traditional divisions between digital and print,' BISG's Brian O'Leary is ready to talk about leading the trade organization forward. The post Getting ‘Back to Purpose’: BISG’s New Leadership Outlines Next Moves appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Getting ‘Back to Purpose’: BISG’s New Leadership Outlines Next Moves
January 30, 2017 at 2:30 am

Working 'to avoid the traditional divisions between digital and print,' BISG's Brian O'Leary is ready to talk about leading the trade organization forward. The post Getting ‘Back to Purpose’: BISG’s New Leadership Outlines Next Moves appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

5 Ways to Redesign Your Career in Publishing
January 27, 2017 at 7:00 am

Authors and publishers have been working in an environment of constant change for the last several years. New tools and technologies keep popping up. New sales options and strategies arise. Data has become important even to those without backgrounds in statistics. There’s always something new to learn, and many people have found themselves taking on new…

6 Insights into the Changing Role of Agents in 2017
January 26, 2017 at 7:00 am

A panel of literary agents met at Digital Book World 2017 for a lively discussion about the issues and concerns surrounding agents today. The panel had expertise in a range of genres and target audiences, and included Ginger Clark, Brian DeFiore, Regina Brooks, Laura Nolan and Christy Fletcher. John Mutter moderated. Here is a snapshot of some…

In London, a Revamped Specsavers Award Honors UK Bestsellers
January 26, 2017 at 2:30 am

Million-copy-selling bestsellers get Platinum status in the UK's new edition of the Specsavers-sponsored award, market performances verified by Nielsen. The post In London, a Revamped Specsavers Award Honors UK Bestsellers appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Another Way Digital Could Complement Print Books: Print-to-Digital Highlights
January 25, 2017 at 3:49 pm

As I’ve said before, the publishing industry needs to get beyond the current “print or digital” mindset and instead explore ways for one to complement the other. Plenty of industry stats show that most readers are comfortable with either format and many prefer the convenience of switching between the two (e.g., reading the news digital…

The Secret to Good Workflow Architecture: Make the Pieces Benefit the Whole
January 25, 2017 at 7:00 am

In the Production, Distribution and Operations track I programmed at Digital Book World last week, it struck me how much challenges with workflow echoed across virtually all of the sessions. Especially striking was how we are looking at workflow in a new way these days: holistically, across the whole process of authoring, acquiring, developing, producing…

10 Best Practices for Using Bookseller Data
January 25, 2017 at 7:00 am

Books with the power to move readers are the result of artistry, craft and intellectual pursuits. Because it is a fundamentally creative industry, publishing has sometimes valued expertise, ingenuity and inspiration over data. Today, though, the publishing industry is awash with data. Data can offer valuable insights to help publishers connect authors with readers—and using…

Nielsen on Consumers: More Boys May Be Reading
January 25, 2017 at 2:30 am

In a look at how consumer research can focus on a given demographic, Nielsen Book's Jo Henry reveals signs that boys aged 9 to 12 may be reading more. The post Nielsen on Consumers: More Boys May Be Reading appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.