24 Spring Announcements
Spring is just around the corner... at least as far as books are
concerned. Publishers have announced their spring lists, and our
reviews editors have culled the 60 most interesting titles, along with
their top 10 picks, in each of 18 adult categories, for the season
spanning February 1–July 31.
22 Dahlov Ipcar
We catch up with the 97-year-old children’s book author and illustrator at her home in Georgetown Island, Maine; Ipcar’s books are
enjoying a revival, thanks to the efforts of several small presses.
4 The Hot and Cold Categories of 2014
The self-help and graphic novels categories saw the fastest growth in
print book unit sales among adult segments in 2014, while science
fiction/fantasy led in juvenile.
5 Physical Stores Struggle with Digital Content
Bricks-and-mortar bookstores had a banner year in 2014, helped by
strong print sales, but e-book and e-reader sales have been mixed.
5 The Weekly Scorecard
Unit sales of print books rose 2% in the week ended Jan. 18, 2015,
compared to the similar week last year, at outlets that report to
11 The Zuckerberg Effect
Publishers weigh the pros and cons of the Facebook founder’s new
12 Publishing, After a Life in Publishing
The first installment of our yearlong series of profiles of publishing
veterans who have reinvented themselves.
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