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Teens Prefer Print Books: Nielsen

6 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Teens may be tech savvy, but they still prefer print books, according to new research from Nielsen. In fact, according to the report, this demographic is less likely to buy an eBook than older readers. Twenty percent of teens reported...Show More Summary

Jerry Garcia Stars in Comic Book

6 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Bluewater Productions has created a biographical comic book profiling Grateful Dead rock star Jerry Garcia. This book is part of the publisher’s Tribute series. According to the press release, Michael L. Frizell wrote the story, Andre...Show More Summary

Book Sales Up 4.9% in First 3/4 of 2014: AAP

6 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

TOTAL TRADE NET REVENUE – BY CATEGORIES (in millions) Jan. -  Sept. 2014 Jan.-  Sept. 2013 Percent Change TOTAL TRADE $5023.8 $4888.6 +2.8% Adult Fiction/Non-Fiction $3310.6 $3423.3 -3.3% Childrens/Young Adult $1311.9 $1072.2 +22.4% Religious Presses $401.4 $393.2 +2.1% TOTAL TRADE NET REVENUE – BY FORMATS Jan. Show More Summary

Email Like It Will One Day Be Read Aloud

The Sony leaks are a little embarrassing for everyone. Especially publishers who have to defend why they’re publishing the information or figure out if they want to continue doing so. But the most embarrassed? I think anyone whose email you’ve read. Show More Summary

Jeff Bezos Feels That Books Should Be Less Expensive

6 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos sat for an interview Business Insider. Throughout the conversation, some of the topics that came up included the Fire phone, how his role at Amazon has changed over the years, and his personal vision for bookselling. Show More Summary

Trailer Unveiled For The Gunman

6 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

A trailer has been unveiled for The Gunman movie. The story for this film adaptation comes from Jean-Patrick Manchette’s noir fiction title, The Prone Gunman. The video embedded above offers glimpses of Sean Penn in the role of a former Special Forces soldier named Jim Terrier. Show More Summary

Apple Returns to Court Today to Appeal eBook Decision

6 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Apple is heading to court today to appeal the DOJ’s 2013 decision in which the tech giant was found guilty of eBook price fixing. Apple’s lawyers will be challenging antitrust rules “governing competition between marketing platforms—an important legal and economic issue that Judge Cote ignored,” according to The Wall Street Journal. Show More Summary

Nobel Prize Winner Patrick Modiano Inks Deal With Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

6 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) will publish an English language edition of Patrick Modiano’s latest novel. Gallimard, Modiano’s publisher in France, released the book back in October 2014 and it has become a bestseller. HMH has scheduled a publication date for So You Don’t Get Lost in the Neighborhood in late 2015. Show More Summary

Lauren Oliver Shares Her Thoughts on the Traits of Fiction Writers

6 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Last week, Lauren Oliver appeared at the “Epic Reads” panel hosted by Books of Wonder. During the event, Oliver shared the three traits she feels that fiction writers must possess: (1) great self-awareness (2) radical empathy and (3) a deep interest in human beings. Show More Summary

Second Week of December Recap

Highlights of week 2: strong sales, a surprise bestseller, shipping issues, and more!

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Search Results | Harassment on Twitter

Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Facebook Dumps Microsoft Web Search Results (Reuters) Facebook has stopped including results from Microsoft’s Bing search engine on its social networking site. The move,...Show More Summary

A Fearless—or Foolhardy—Venture

last weekMedia / Publishing : Soapbox

Of all the major news stories that have broken during my lifetime, the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo disaster in late October was the first that made people eager to hear my opinion of a big event.

Social Media Jobs: Bose, Honest Tea, National Geographic

This week, Bose is hiring a global social media manager, while Honest Tea needs a social media manager. National Geographic Channels is seeking a manager of social media, and SocialChorus is on the hunt for an account director. Get the...Show More Summary

Instagram vs. Twitter: Which Network is Set for Long Term Monetization?

This week, Instagram announced its latest user numbers, which means the visual social network has surpassed Twitter. But which of the two is more likely to continue growing and generating revenue in the years to come? In his post announcing...Show More Summary

J.K. Rowling Shares New Severus Snape Story On Pottermore

Harry Potter enthusiasts will be counting down the 12 days of Christmas with new stories on Pottermore. Over at the Pottmore Insider blog, fans were tasked with cracking a riddle (embedded above) about “a house in Spinner’s End” to unlock the first piece. Show More Summary

James Patterson Admits His Success Could Seem Irritating: Vanity Fair Interview

Bestselling author James Patterson may have sold more books than anyone else on the planet, but he’s also down to Earth: He’d hate himself too. In an interview with Vanity Fair, which publishes next month. Patterson revealed: “I would...Show More Summary

Seth Godin’s 2015 Book Publishing Predictions

Author Seth Godin thinks that 2015 will be a big year for breakout self-published works. In an interview with Digital Book World, Godin said that he expects that Amazon’s eBook market share to continue to grow in 2015. He also said that...Show More Summary

B is for Bicycle Picture Book Featured On Kickstarter

Scott and Jannine Fitzgerald hopes to raise $15,000 for B is for Bicycle. With this picture book, they want to share their knowledge about the benefits of a cycling lifestyle. The funds will be used to cover the costs of hiring an illustrator, printing, and shipping. Show More Summary

Lionsgate Unleashes Official Insurgent Trailer

Lionsgate has unleashed the official trailer for Insurgent. The video embedded above features glimpses of Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ansel Elgort, and Kate Winslet reprising their roles as Tris, Four, Caleb Prior, and Jeanine Matthews. Show More Summary

How Publishers Can Create a Virtual Book Tour

Looking for ways to promote your books without leaving the office? Shindig has Virtual Book Tour Platform that allows publishers to promote a book to by hosting virtual bookstore events with authors or people from your publishing team. The platform allows hundreds of people to video chat in a virtual bookstore. Show More Summary

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