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Category Archives: Book Publishing News

What is a bestseller anymore? And does it do anything for sales?

There’s been a lot of talk this year about bestseller lists. From gaming the New York Times best-seller list to the same venerable institution cutting 10 categories from its lists and how Amazon ranks its bestsellers, it's a lot for an author to monitor and digest. But... what do bestseller lists even mean anymore? How…
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Friday Publishing News Roundup: Finding a book agent, Amazon’s latest controversy and more…

A weekly roundup of what people are talking about in book marketing and book publicity. We shared some clients' book birthdays, seen left, on the Smith Instagram Google book searches will now return results from your local library [The Millions] The National Book Foundation named Annie Proulx winner of medal for distinguished contribution to American letters [Publishers' Weekly] Amazon has…
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The book industry responds to Amazon buying Whole Foods

Amazon is such a behemoth in the book industry it comes as no surprise that publishers, booksellers and authors had a lot to say about the company purchasing Whole Foods last week. The following article comes from Shelf Awareness Pro, a daily newsletter for people in the book business. (They also have a consumer version…
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Friday Publishing News Link Roundup – Women’s History Month edition

A weekly roundup of what people are talking about in book marketing and book publicity. Women's History Month really kicked off this week with International Women's Day on Wednesday. The bookish community marked the occasion with celebrations and with statements. Loganberry Books in Shaker Heights, Ohio illustrated the gender gap in fiction by turning all the…
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Oscar winning movies based on books!

by Andrea Kiliany Thatcher This past weekend's Oscars may have had a very - ahem - cinematic resolution (unexpected plot twist included) but these five films based on books that nabbed statuettes had much happier endings. Moonlight, based on the play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue by Tarell Alvin McCraney: best picture, supporting actor…
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Booksellers, libraries and schools prepare for Children’s Book Week

by Andrea Kiliany Thatcher. Children's Book Week will be held May 1 - 7, 2017 and booksellers, libraries and schools are getting ready with the help of the Children's Book Council. It is a week for celebrating children's literature and literacy initiatives.  The programming consists of incentives for stores, schools and libraries to raise money for…
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