Category Archives: Book Publishing News

Bookstores see 2.5% increase in sales in 2016

by Andrea Kiliany Thatcher Despite what some saw as a worrisome holiday season, Publisher's Weekly reports that "bookstore sales in 2016 rose 2.5% over 2015, according to preliminary estimates released Wednesday morning by the U.S. Census Bureau." This news is particularly significant when you consider that the improvement came in a book environment that, with the…
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Thursdays with Dan: The Crash and Burn of Tate Publishing

By Dan Smith, Founder & CEO, Smith Publicity The recent news of Tate Publishing ceasing operations shouldn’t have come as a surprise. Various lawsuits, complaints and accusations about shoddy service appeared throughout 2016. Consider just a few that were widely reported on: Lightning Source, on-demand producer of print and digital media based in Tennessee, sued…
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Smith Publicity to award 3,000th client $5,000 in free publicity services!

Smith Publicity, the most prolific book marketing agency in the publishing industry, will soon promote its 3,000th author. To celebrate this milestone, the company is offering $5,000 in free publicity services to the lucky author who signs on for services, and brings the number to 3,000. “This is a huge accomplishment for Smith Publicity,” says…
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New York Times to revamp books coverage

by Andrea Kiliany Thatcher The New York Times has announced plans to revamp its books coverage, starting with paring down the number of bestseller lists it publishes. The paper issued the following statement: "Beginning February 5, the New York Times will eliminate a number of print but mostly online-only bestseller lists. In recent years, we…
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