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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…

HBG CEO Michael Pietsch Speaks at BIGNY President's Night
January 12, 2017

At the Book Industry Guild of New York's annual President's Night event, Hachette Book Group CEO Michael Pietsch spoke on his four-decade career in publishing, innovations in the industry, and the industry-wide efforts to work in a market with flat revenue.

Crowdfunded small-press prize announces inaugural shortlist
January 11, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Neil Griffiths’ Republic of Consciousness prize for ‘brave and brilliant’ works from small publishers unveils contenders for award funded by online raffleA prize designed to reward “brave, bold and brilliant” literature from small presses that raised its purse from crowdfunding has announced its inaugural shortlist of eight titles.The Republic of Consciousness prize was set up…

Monica Crowley accused of plagiarism as she joins Trump team
January 11, 2017 at 9:23 am

HarperCollins has cancelled sales of What the (Bleep) Just Happened by the incoming senior White House staffer, following accusations of extensive copying A book by a close ally of incoming US president Donald Trump has been withdrawn by publisher HarperCollins after accusations of plagiarism.Digital editions of Monica Crowley’s What the (Bleep) Just Happened were pulled…

5 Questions with Peter Hildick-Smith, CEO, Codex-Group
January 11, 2017 at 7:00 am

Peter Hildick-Smith is the CEO of Codex-Group, where he leads book audience strategy research through large sample, quantitative pre-market testing. Prior to founding Codex, Peter was the chief marketing officer for GE Capital Global Consumer UK, and the SVP of customer management for GE Capital Retail Financial Services North America. He also served as VP…

The Measure of All Things: Some Notes on CiteScore
January 11, 2017 at 5:30 am

Elsevier's new CiteScore service is a carefully thought-out element in the company's competitive strategy, but it reinforces the widespread error that bibliometrics can be use as proxies for the quality of a publication. The post The Measure of All Things: Some Notes on CiteScore appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Found in translation: the English-language writers who succeed abroad
January 11, 2017 at 4:00 am

Authors Donna Leon, Laura Kasischke and Simon Beckett ponder the happy mysteries of scoring hits with foreign-language readersFor the American writer Laura Kasischke, the first inkling of her second life in France came when a former student wrote to say her portrait was on the cover of Le Monde. Kasischke was teaching creative writing at…

How Publishers Can Boost the Value of Intellectual Property
January 11, 2017 at 2:30 am

What if the value of a publisher's IP isn't just content but organizational, too? A key consultant says publishing needs a reproducible process to harness creative ideas The post How Publishers Can Boost the Value of Intellectual Property appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

JK Rowling and Joe Wicks powered 2016 surge in UK book sales
January 10, 2017 at 8:11 am

Helped by Harry Potter and the hit fitness guru, year on year takings to December rose sharply to £1.59bnRetail sales struggled in 2016, but JK Rowling cast a spell strong enough to power sales towards a magical £1.6bn during the year, a rise of almost 5% on 2015, according to the latest annual sales data.Led…