What You Need to Know This Week and a Winner Announced

December 3rd, 2012

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

—Random House is making big changes in the digital publishing world, beginning with a digital-only imprint. (via Publishers Weekly)

—Nook revenues and losses were up this past quarter. Read about what Barnes & Noble plans on doing. (via DigitalBookWorld)

—The Kindle is five years old! The competition between various eReaders is only heating up. (via Publishing Trends)

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

Anne Gooch is the winner of Soul’s Gate! Please email your mailing address to caitlin {at} litfusegroup {dot} com.

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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)

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What You Need to Know This Week

November 5th, 2012

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

—We’re sharing our thanks by participating in this great cause, and we’d love for you to help out! More info here.

—Apple-users rejoice! The new Sony eBook reader app is officially available for download. (via DigitalBookWorld)

—Amazon’s new app has stirred up some controversy among retailers. The new app compares prices in-store to Amazon’s and will give you a discount on some items you price-check. (via CBA)

—Christmas is coming, and Barnes & Noble wants to remind you of that. Their Nook prices are the lowest yet. (via DigitalBookWorld)

—McGraw-Hill is considering selling its publishing division after low third-quarter profits. (via PublishersWeekly)

—After the merging of Penguin and Random House, we’re dying to know what the new company’s logo will look like. (via DigitalBookWorld)

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What You Need to Know This Week

October 29th, 2012

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

—Random House and Penguin have come to a merger agreement, and the merged company will be called Penguin Random House. (via Publisher’s Weekly)

—BookShout is making some noise—enough to stir up some controversy among Amazon and Barnes and Noble. (via Publishing Perspectives)

—Amazon’s third-quarter earnings report a loss in revenue for the first time in four years. (via DigitalBookWorld)

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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)

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