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What Canada’s Shelfie Data Suggests About Ebook Subscriptions
January 13, 2017 at 2:30 am

Penguin Random House 'holds an effective veto on the success of ebook subscription services," says Shelfie's Peter Hudson. The post What Canada’s Shelfie Data Suggests About Ebook Subscriptions appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

The Pallante Era Begins at AAP
January 13, 2017

On January 17, former U.S. register of copyrights Maria Pallante officially joins the Association of American Publishers as president and CEO, replacing the retiring Tom Allen. Without question, Pallante is a copyright policy heavyweight.

Adult Nonfiction Stayed Hot in 2016
January 13, 2017

Even though no adult coloring book sold as well in 2016 as the bestsellers in 2015 did, the adult nonfiction category, which includes those titles, posted the biggest unit gains among the major print categories last year.

Biography dictionary criticised for lack of new minority ethnic entrants
January 12, 2017 at 10:30 am

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography accused of blinkered view, but editors argue it merely provides snapshot of historyThe editors of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography have been accused of taking a blinkered view of history after including only five black people in its 241 new entrants.The latest edition of the online reference book, regarded…

Save the IDPF. Save EPUB.
January 12, 2017 at 7:00 am

We, the members of the “Save the IDPF. Save EPUB.” campaign committee, are reaching out to the publishing community to update you on our work and ask for your help. We believe that the International Digital Publishing Forum’s (IDPF) reckless transfer of assets to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is a threat to the…

Reboot Your Online Presence in the New Year
January 12, 2017 at 7:00 am

You’ve probably been hearing a lot of “New Year, New You” talk recently, from people looking to jumpstart a new, healthy lifestyle to those looking to rethink their finances. This January, I’d like to recommend that all current and aspiring authors apply the “New Year, New You” concept to their digital brand. The new year…

5 Questions with Amanda D’Acierno, SVP, Publisher, PRH Audio
January 12, 2017 at 7:00 am

Amanda D’Acierno is a senior vice president and the publisher of Penguin Random House Audio, where she oversees both adult and children’s audio publishing. She is a longtime advocate for audiobooks, having led innovative efforts to spread the word about audio through regional and national awareness campaigns. Amanda is also a speaker at DBW 2017,…

Picture this: Joe Wicks and his Instagram peers are strengthening publishing
January 12, 2017 at 6:03 am

The Body Coach is a million seller and other web stars’ books are selling very well. Publishers in profit is good news for readers – and some of these books are actually worth readingJoe Wicks. Heard of him? You’ve undoubtedly seen him: also known as the Body Coach, the eternally cheerful Wicks currently has three…

University Press Books We Loved in 2016
January 12, 2017 at 5:30 am

As a follow-up to the chef’s best books read during 2016, I’m happy to present a selection of our favorite university press reads of 2016 (and thanks to one of our commenters for the suggestion!). We tend to think of […] The post University Press Books We Loved in 2016 appeared first on The Scholarly…