What You Need to Know This Week and Winners Announced

November 26th, 2012

Every Monday, we outline briefly what’s happening in the publishing and author worlds. Here’s this week’s scoop:

—Remember all those McGraw-Hill textbooks you used in school? The company was bought out by a private equity firm after the company’s sales were down. (via Publishers Weekly)

—Apple now officially owns the digital “page turn.” (via Publishing Perspectives)

—All the changes in personnel in the publishing industry are listed here. (via Publishing Trends)

Also, we’re happy to announce the following winners from last week’s contests on our blog:

Carol J. Alexander is the winner of At the Feet of Jesus! Please email your mailing address to caitlin {at} litfusegroup {dot} com.

A Year of Jubilee Reviews is the winner of Practicing the Presence of Jesus! Please email your mailing address to caitlin {at} litfusegroup {dot} com.

What You Need to Know This Week

November 19th, 2012

Every Monday, we outline briefly what’s happening in the publishing and author worlds. Here’s this week’s scoop:

—The RT Book Reviews award nominations were released, and a few Litfuse clients made the list! (via CBA)

—Simon & Schuster pushed Random House and Penguin out of the number-one spot on the top-ten best-selling ebooks list, a spot that Random House and Penguin has held for weeks. (via DigitalBookWorld)

—Crown Publishing Group has launched a new religion imprint called Convergent Books. (via CBA)

Have news you think we should include in this list? Tweet us at @Litfuse, or email news@litfusegroup.com. read more »

What You Need to Know This Week

October 22nd, 2012

Every Monday, we outline briefly what’s happening in the publishing and author worlds. Here’s this week’s scoop:

—Amazon plans on adding a Facebook feed to their authors’ pages, which will allow authors to stay connected to their readers on Amazon and will encourage authors’ discoverability. (via DigitalBookWorld)

—The largest international publishers list was just released. Number one? Pearson. (via Publishers Weekly)

—CBA just named their new president, Curtis Riskey. (via CBA News)

—Higher-priced eBooks seem to be selling better than lower-priced ones, a growing trend says. (via DigitalBookWorld)

Have news you think we should include in this list? Tweet us at @Litfuse, or email news@litfusegroup.com. read more »

What You Need to Know This Week

October 15th, 2012

Every Monday, we outline briefly what’s happening in the publishing and author worlds. Here’s this week’s scoop:

—Stay up-to-date on the latest about the Tyndale House suit against the abortion pill mandate here. The court is scheduled to hear the case tomorrow (October 16).

—Kindle users were emailed during the weekend that as a result of a settlement between Amazon and the Department of Justice, Kindle users are eligible to receive credits for certain books they’ve purchased. (via Publishers Weekly)

Have news you think we should include in this list? Tweet us at @Litfuse, or email news@litfusegroup.com. read more »

Changes in Publishing | Thomas Nelson
and Zondervan Fiction Merge

October 3rd, 2012

The only thing certain in life and publishing is that things will change!

If you’re keeping track of what’s happening in publishing, there are a lot of changes. Publishers and authors are trying to figure out eBooks and social media. Authors see this time in history as a turning point for how we connect with readers . . . but many authors ask, “What should I do now? What does this ‘unlimited reach’ require of me?”

A lot of changes are happening with publishers, too. My friend Steve Laube wrote a great blog about what’s happening with the merger of Zondervan and Thomas Nelson fiction. You can read it here.

Changes within publishing houses are not new to me. I had a non-fiction book releasing right as Multnomah was bought by Random House. I had a novel releasing when Summerside was purchased by Guideposts. I currently have… read more »

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