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The Arms Race in Journals Publishing Heats Up

The Scholarly Kitchen September 4, 2014

One form that the sharp competition in journals publishing takes is spirited auctions for the rights to the publications of professional societies. The head of...

Do Books in Translation Sell? A Chestnut Considered

Suite Francaise cover September 3, 2014

Pity the poor publishing trends journalist. From time to time, maybe especially in the silly season, they'll end up writing an article about translated books...

Penguin Random House Consolidates Adult Publishing Imprints, Appoints Madeline McIntosh to Lead

Penguin Random House Logo New September 3, 2014

Penguin Random House announced a substantial change to the organization and management of its U.S. adult publishing divisions in three separate letters to PRH staff...

Textbooks Out of Synch with Common Core

Common Core September 2, 2014

School districts nationwide are struggling to find textbooks that are aligned with the rigorous Common Core standards for math and English Language Arts. Some...

Marketing Strategy Rules

Brian Jud August 29, 2014

Did you ever think about taking a long trip? If so, you probably thought about how you would get to your destination, perhaps traveling by...

Meet The Publisher Who Ditched Amazon And Is Selling More Books Than Ever

EDC Logo August 28, 2014

Ask Randall White, the 72-year-old CEO of the Educational Development Corp., an Oklahoma-based book distributor, why he decided pull his company's 2,000 titles - including...

The ‘New Adult’ Genre Is Still Condescending and Pointless

New Adult Genre August 28, 2014

The term "New Adult" has been kicking around for a while - since 2009 in fact, when St. Martin's Press accidentally coined it in...

Audible for iOS Gets a Bright Redesign, New Discover Section and 30-Second Forward Button

Audible logo August 28, 2014

Audible , the audiobook service owned by Amazon, today updated its iOS app with a much-needed redesign and a handful of new features designed...

Author Published Multiple Lie-Riddled Biographies Through Simon & Schuster, Random House

Newsweek Pulp Fiction Cover August 28, 2014

All the celebrity bios Heymann wrote for them and other publishers-dealing with JFK, Bobby Kennedy, Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe-are riddled...

Amazon and Hachette Feud Could Rewrite the Book on Publishing

hatchette logo August 26, 2014

The battle between Amazon and the French publisher Hachette is not just a spat about the price of books. Their row over ebook prices,...