Finding the Right Role for Trade Paperbacks

The trade paperback format lost some ground to ebooks through the first nine months of 2011, according to Bowker Market Research, but it remained the most popular print category. Still, the question being asked is what consumer segment the trade paperback is serving in a time when ebooks often capture readers looking for the things paperbacks used to offer: a lower price point and a light-weight alternative to hardcovers. Although publishers remain committed to the format, many agents say the biggest shift, and the most damning, has been the demise of Borders. A number of agents PW spoke to said that with Borders gone—all agreed that one of the things Borders did best was sell literary fiction in trade paperback—the barriers to bringing a title out in trade paperback are higher than ever. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2012-04-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
News tagged with: #capture readers #trade paperback #trade paperbacks

Other Publishing stories related to: 'Finding the Right Role for Trade Paperbacks'


Q&A with VAB CEO Sean Cunningham on the trade org’s role in the TV ad industry’s measurement makeover

The VAB is helping to create new standards for TV measurement, but can it be an objective party if it counts some measurement providers -- but not Nielsen -- as dues-paying members? The post Q&A with VAB CEO Sean Cunningham on the trade org’s role in the TV ad industry’s measurement makeover... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2022-03-04 05:01:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #nielsen #tv measurement


Koomson 'finds her Verity' as Gbeleyi lands audio role after open casting call

Maria Gbeleyi has been chosen as the voice of Verity Gillmare in the audio version of Dorothy Koomson’s new novel, All My Lies are True (Headline). The announcement follows an open casting call, "Find My Verity", designed to bring more black female voices into the world of audiobooks. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-07 11:36:17 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #audio version


Editing role 'needs championing in-house', trade figures say

Figures in the industry have responded to calls from this year’s Man Booker judging panel for tighter editing, with some voicing anger at an undervaluing of the editorial process. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-10-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #editorial process #trade figures


Survey finds more than half of people in book trade have experienced sexual harassment

Poll by the Bookseller finds 54% of female respondents reporting sexual ‘harassment, assault or predatory behaviour’A survey suggests that more than half of people working in the books industry have experienced sexual harassment, with 54% of women and 34% of men reporting “harassment, assault or... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-11-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #books industry #book trade #survey finds #people working


'Imprints have an important role as trade brands'

The announcement of a new imprint might seem like another corporate PR exercise. Why bother when few - if any - readers buy a book because of a logo on a spine? Of course, while the launch of Trapeze - our new imprint under the Orion umbrella - is a positive news story about the wider company,... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-04-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #remain relevant #wider company #important role


Penguin releases The Fault in Our Stars trade paperback

Penguin will next month release a new paperback edition of John Green’s The Fault In Our Stars for physical bookshops.   The retail version of the book still features the cover design by Rodrigo Corral but on a black background, instead of blue. It will be released on the 2nd April and will... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-03-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #ya market #2nd april #cover design #physical bookshops #john green #paperback edition #month release


'The Heart of Everything That Is' finds new life in paperback format

'Heart,' the nonfiction story of the Native American leader Red Cloud, was well-received critically upon its release and has now become a bestseller in its paperback format. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2014-10-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #paperback format


'Harry Potter' new covers will grace trade paperback versions as of Aug. 27

The new 'Harry Potter' covers, by artist and writer Kazu Kibuishi, were created to honor the 15th anniversary of the US publication of 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.' Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2013-08-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #15th anniversary #harry potter


How to Find a Literary Agent: Finding Agents Appropriate for Your Writing

Literary agents are the gate keepers of the publishing world, but not all agents represent all genres of writing. This post shares how to find a literary agent appropriate for your writing project, including links to agents representing various genres. The post How to Find a Literary Agent:... Continue reading at Writer's Digest

[ Writer's Digest | 2019-09-04 18:25:07 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #literary agents #literary agent #agents representing #publishing world


Lose the Clutter, Find the Spirit: Books on Finding Calm Through Getting Organized

Four new books from spirituality and religion publishers address the practical and spiritual benefits of tossing, reordering, and simplifying. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-01-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #finding calm


Leaving the Church to Find Spiritual Nourishment

The memoir Heretic opens with Jeanna Kadlec boarding a bus to the Middlesex County Courthouse in Massachusetts, where she is filing for divorce against her husband, an Evangelical Christian, and pastor’s son to boot. Kadlec is twenty-five and exhausted from the labor of suppressing her... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2022-11-17 12:05:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #memoir #electric literature


Finding the Mother Tree: An Interview with Suzanne Simard

Emergence Magazine is an online publication with annual print edition exploring the threads connecting ecology, culture, and spirituality. As we experience the desecration of our lands and waters, the extinguishing of species, and a loss of sacred connection to the Earth, we look to emerging... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-11-14 09:53:38 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #print edition #narrated essays #sacred connection #online publication #emergence magazine #emerging stories


Richard Charkin in London: An Updated A-Z of Trade Publishing

Updating his first Publishing Perspectives column published four years ago, Richard Charkin offers a fresh look at trade book publishing. The post Richard Charkin in London: An Updated A-Z of Trade Publishing appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2022-11-07 16:59:43 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #trade book #trade publishing #richard charkin


Podcast ads universally boost brand metrics—and longer ads work better, Nielsen finds

Consolidated report of over 600 individual Nielsen studies is "largest ever" study of podcast ads. Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2022-10-26 15:52:35 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #nielsen #nielsen finds


A Queer Black Anarchist’s Journey to Find Liberation in America and Abroad

Prince Shakur’s debut memoir When They Tell You to Be Good starts with an argument between him and his mother which recalls the image of his father’s murder, a man he never got to know. In unflinchingly honest detail Shakur traces his own journey of self actualization as a queer, Black Jamaican... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2022-10-13 11:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #memoir #electric literature #debut memoir


The best October Prime Day deals we could find

Amazon is kicking off this year's holiday shopping season with its Prime Early Access Sale. This Prime Day "part two" of sorts is the second members-only sale event of the year that Amazon has had in 2022, and Prime subscribers will find thousands of items on sale at record-low prices. This is... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2022-10-11 20:30:23 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #kindle #@engadgetdeals #motion alerts #1080p recording #compact design #latest gadgets #streaming services #save money


‘Miracle find’: rare Don Quixote and short stories could sell for €900k

Sotheby’s describes 17th-century Cervantes editions as a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity for collectorsOne day in the early 1930s, a young Bolivian diplomat named Jorge Ortiz Linares walked into the illustrious Maggs Bros bookshop in London to ask if they might have a particularly fine edition... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2022-10-06 13:44:15 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #short stories #bookshop #waiting list #don quixote #early 1930s


How to Find the Best Kindle Book Deals

From daily email newsletters to quick hacks, this is how to get a constant stream of Kindle book deals to fuel your reading. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-10-06 10:34:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #kindle book


A Summary and Analysis of Flannery O’Connor’s ‘A Good Man Is Hard to Find’

‘A Good Man Is Hard to Find’ is one of the best-known short stories by Flannery O’Connor (1925-64), who produced a string of powerful stories during her short life. First published in the collection A Good Man Is Hard to Find in 1955, the story is about an American family […] Continue reading at Interesting Literature

[ Interesting Literature | 2022-09-26 14:00:41 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #short stories #short life #powerful stories #good man