Prior rejects 'out of date' industry image

Tackling an outdated image of publishing as a closed world unreceptive to the digital future is a key challenge Joanna Prior has set herself as president of the Publishers Association for the coming year. In an interview in this week's issue of The Bookseller, the Penguin General m.d. has said that publishing has "so many good stories to tell" but still needs to get home to the wider public, to potential new recruits, and to politicians both in the UK and Brussels, that it is has moved on completely from its old-fashioned image. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-07-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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AAP StatShot: US Industry Up 18.1 Percent, January to June, Year to Date

Total revenues year-to-date January-to-June revenues across all categories in the US book industry came in at US$6.3 billion. The post AAP StatShot: US Industry Up 18.1 Percent, January to June, Year to Date appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2021-08-24 15:00:26 UTC ]
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Industry Notes: Bologna Round Table in New York; New ‘Handmaid’ Images in Milan

The Bologna Children's Book Fair's 50th year illustration exhibition has a session in New York this week, and Milan illustrators Anna and Elena Balbusso produce new 'Handmaid's Tale' artwork ahead of Margaret Atwood's sequel. The post Industry Notes: Bologna Round Table in New York; New... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-12-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Royalties and industry image debated at PA a.g.m

Publishers should start to spread money from the sale of ebooks fairly between themselves and authors, and not make assumptions when they start to experiment with new channels that “an author is going to be thrilled with it”, Association of Authors’ Agents president Sam Edenborough has... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-05-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Image Announces Third Image Expo for Comic-Con

Hoping to counter the glut of show-biz razzle dazzle at Comic-Con in San Diego with some comic book firepower, Image Comics has announced the third Image Expo, an all-Image Comics media day. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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HBG Has No Date for Return to Office

Due to the arrival of the Omicron variant, Hachette Book Group said it has not set a date for a full return to its offices with CEO Michael Pietsch saying the company will only bring people back when it is safe to do so. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-12-01 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Book Returned To Idaho Library 110 Years Past Due Date

If the Boise Public Library were still enforcing the late fee printed in the book, it would have racked up more than $800 in fines. Continue reading at The Huffington Post

[ The Huffington Post | 2021-11-27 19:13:28 UTC ]
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Literature event accessibility guide hits funding target after industry support

A project to develop a guide to make literature events accessible for disabled people has reached its research and development phase target budget following support from the industry. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-11-25 01:08:21 UTC ]
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Small supply chain changes can green up the industry, key players say

Key high street retailers, printing companies and publishers are enacting changes in their supply chains to reduce their carbon footprint, delegates at the The Bookseller's FutureBook conference heard.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-11-22 08:54:37 UTC ]
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Publishing industry 'needs to collaborate' to improve sustainability

The publishing industry needs to collaborate in order to improve its sustainability, because the size of the challenge is “so enormous” FutureBook audiences were told today.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-11-20 06:42:09 UTC ]
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Industry must innovate and look outside London, FutureBook told

The industry must source talent in innovative ways and focus on hiring differently and looking outside London if any tangible progress is to be made on representation, The Bookseller’s FutureBook Conference heard. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-11-20 01:33:30 UTC ]
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'Revamp marketing and publicity’, Gay and Uviebinené urge industry

Publishers and industry "gatekeepers" need to rethink and “revamp” the way they market books, authors Roxane Gay and Elizabeth Uviebinené have said. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-11-19 17:39:30 UTC ]
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Amazon's data capture changed industry like never before, FutureBook told

Amazon has changed the publishing ecosystem more than anything else due to its “proprietary” capturing of data, FutureBook delegates have been told.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-11-19 15:38:24 UTC ]
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CUP lands second body image book from Markey

Cambridge University Press (CUP) has landed a second body image book by Dr Charlotte Markey, this time focusing on boys.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-11-15 19:46:09 UTC ]
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Podcasters on sharing industry knowhow

A number of those working within the publishing industry are turning to podcasts to demystify the trade and share their career advice. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-11-12 11:00:36 UTC ]
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Image Comics Moves to Hold Union Vote

Image Comics has declined a request by union organizers to voluntarily recognize Comic Book Workers United, an effort to unionize the independent comics publisher, and has moved to hold a vote to determine whether the CBWU will represent eligible Image staff. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-11-08 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Pushkin Industries Pushes Audiobook Conventions

The audio producer, founded in 2018 by author Malcolm Gladwell and former Slate Group chairman and editor-in-chief Jacob Weisberg, has built a slate of more than 25 podcasts since its launch, and is ramping up audiobook production. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-11-05 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Image Comics Staff Launches Effort to Unionize

In an unprecedented effort at labor organizing in the comics industry, a group of 10 staffers at Image Comics, a major independent comics publisher, have announced plans to launch a union. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-11-02 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Koomson, Pickering and Boldwood Books among winners at RNA Industry Awards

Dorothy Koomson, Juliet Pickering and Boldwood Books are among the winners of the Romantic Novelists’ Association annual Industry Awards. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-10-28 05:18:16 UTC ]
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Book Publication Date Changes Due to Supply Chain Issues

'PW' is tracking book publication dates that are changing as a result of recent supply chain issues. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-10-18 04:00:00 UTC ]
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