33 Bologna Preview
Sub-agents from around the world recommend promising children’s
imprints and publishers to keep an eye on at the Bologna Fair.
26 The Book(s) on Parenting
Parents increasingly want hard science in their books about raising
children, as well as plenty of lighthearted humor. And Alfie Kohn,
author of The Myth of the Spoiled Child, explains what moves him to
36 Talking with Ann Perry
The hard-working author on the 29th book in her Victorian mystery
9 You Tube and UPs
More and more university presses are using video content to promote academic books and their authors, with some turning to YouTube as a marketing platform.
10 The Weekly Scorecard
Unit sales of print books fell 2% in the week ended March 2, 2014,
compared to the similar week in 2013, at outlets that report to
10 Year One of the NACS Indie Store Arm
Dubbed IndiCo and launched last year at the Campus Market Expo,
the subsidiary of the National Association of College Stores is still
working to get its message out to independent college stores.
12 Meet the Editor
Alex Postman, senior editor at Rodale Books, finds that her experience in magazine publishing has helped her develop lifestyle titles.
13 Gibbs Smith at 45
The Utah-based publisher has built a diverse list that now includes
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Digital publishing has led to an explosion in
the romance market, most notably in books
featuring same-sex pairings, ménages and
other configurations not commonly seen in
mainstream romance novels. Authors are freed
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