6 lessons I learned by doing a paid newsletter for a year

A bit of advice before getting into online publishing’s next big thing. Last year, after nearly a decade of freelance tech journalism, I took a leap of faith and launched a paid subscription newsletter.Read Full Story Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

[ Fast Company | 2019-06-01 06:00:38 UTC ]
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NPD Books on July’s US Print Market: 6 Percent Lower, Year to Date

In a 'steady' market, NPD sees print sales in the United States decline 1.6 million units in July, typically a month for some losses. The post NPD Books on July’s US Print Market: 6 Percent Lower, Year to Date appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2022-08-10 18:34:37 UTC ]
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10 years after Whitney Houston’s death, what have we learned about her — and ourselves?

Two new books — ‘Didn’t We Almost Have It All,’ by Gerrick Kennedy and ‘Young Whitney,’ by Bette Marshall — explore the making and unmaking of the ’80s pop sensation Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-02-11 11:00:35 UTC ]
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Lessons to Learn From the Kate Clanchy Memoir Fiasco

Why did author Kate Clanchy get an opportunity to rewrite a memoir others called out as racist and ableist? Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-09-03 10:34:00 UTC ]
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6 of the Cutest and Newest Romance Manga You Can Read This Year

Are you into shoujo manga? Romance, sparkles, first loves and kisses? These 2020 romance manga will enchant you this year! Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-04-08 10:35:35 UTC ]
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Advertising lessons learned and reaffirmed by HBO’s ‘Succession’

As an abashed former News Corp employee (thankfully at HarperCollins, one of the Murdoch portfolio’s least-offensive holdings), HBO’s "Succession" is my straight shot of Sunday-night dopamine. The show’s great even if you aren’t attuned to the devastating, thinly veiled media and publishing... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2019-10-11 11:22:17 UTC ]
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PWedu’s Christian Publishing Summit: Lessons Learned from Top Christian Social Channels

PW’s online immersion course is gathering pioneering industry leaders including editors, authors, and social media strategists for a multi-week guest speaker program from Oct. 30 to Nov. 20. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-10-09 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Area man attempts to sell self-published book to 50 bookstores in 50 days, learns lesson along the way.

As reported in The Republic, Columbus, Ohio’s Mason Engel had already tried to get his self-published reboot of Orwell’s dystopian classic, 1984, into the hands of New York literary agents—like, right into their actual hands. After reaching number one in Amazon’s dystopian fiction category,... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-09-25 15:11:55 UTC ]
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Broadcast autopsy: 6 things we learned from digging in the guts of the 2018-19 TV season

The 2018-19 broadcast TV season (which officially wrapped up last Wednesday) died of natural causes, succumbing to the thousand natural shocks the primetime schedule is heir to after having served out its assigned 35-week lifespan. The brain has been weighed, the heart dissected, the guts... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2019-05-31 16:36:08 UTC ]
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How Swiss news publisher NZZ uses newsletters to increase paid subscriptions

The 200-year-old German-language publisher has 21 email newsletters, around half of which weekly and half daily. The post How Swiss news publisher NZZ uses newsletters to increase paid subscriptions appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2019-04-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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At Harvard Business Review, Paid Circulation Surges For a Second Straight Year

After Harvard Business Review kicked off 2017 by reducing its print frequency to bimonthly—eliminating 40 percent of the issues offered in a $99 annual subscription—it was a combination of smart positioning, creative new digital benefits, and a heavier investment in the six print issues that... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2018-10-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New Year, New Deal: Cengage Learning Rolls Out Its Unlimited Subscription

Cengage Unlimited textbook subscription service launches later this year, giving students full access to all of Cengage digital content for the cost of $119 per semester The post New Year, New Deal: Cengage Learning Rolls Out Its Unlimited Subscription appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-01-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Successful' year for Cengage Learning EMEA, turnover up 11%

Cengage Learning EMEA Ltd has reported a "successful" fiscal year 2017, according to a report newly filed with Companies House, citing growth in turnover of 11.1% to £54.5m ​for the year ended March 2017. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-01-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Lessons learned from promoting audiobooks: what works?

With the audio market on the rise Miriam Robinson looks at what publishers are doing in the space. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-07-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Six Books on Spiritual Lessons Learned from Animals

Dogs are known as a man’s best friend, but new books coming from religion publishers are exploring how animals can also offer a deeper understanding of spirituality. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-03-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Here’s What We Learned From Our Top 10 Lists This Year

In the Slate Plus bonus segment of Wednesday’s edition of the Culture Gabfest, host Stephen Metcalf chats with Dana Stevens and Laura Miller about their top 10 favorite books and films of 2016. Continue reading at Slate

[ Slate | 2016-12-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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China retail summit seeks to learn lessons from UK indies

Bookshops in the UK are being called on by one of China’s largest bookstore chains, Zhejiang Xinhua, and an online journal devoted to the book trade in China, Bookdao, to attend a global summit to tackle the “threat” of online retailing. The two-day forum, scheduled for 11th–12th April 2017,... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-09-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Lessons Learned in Times of Crisis

From interviewing Charlie Sheen to jeopardizing five-figure deals, seven magazine pro's share their "best mistakes." The post Lessons Learned in Times of Crisis appeared first on Folio:. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2016-08-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon paid less UK tax last year

Accounts show that Amazon paid less tax in the UK in 2015 than a year earlier despite rising UK sales and a change to its accounting methods following the introduction of the so-called Google Tax, The Bookseller can reveal. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-07-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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5 Things We Learned in 2015 From the Year in Media Deals

The desire to scale up and reach millennial readers drove many high-profile publishing deals in 2015. Here are five takeaways from all the activity. Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

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