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Michael Cader is the creator of Publishers Lunch and PublishersMarketplace.com
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Gallery Announces Literary Scout Press, and More

Gallery formally acknowledged their new literary imprint Scout Press on Monday, as promotion continues to build for one of their titles, literary agent Bill Clegg's first novel (and third book), Did You Ever Have A Family?. Set for publication September 15 (with published metadata for some time, and rights sold in…

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The Buzz On YA and More

We had a big launch on Friday for the latest editions of our free ebook samplers, BUZZ BOOKS 2015: Spring/Summer and BUZZ BOOKS 2015 Young Adult: Spring -- with national press, thousands of downloads, and excited reviews from the fan base of passionate readers who look forward to these previews.…

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Early Looks At Over 60 of 2015's Discovery Books

Today we publish new editions of our popular free ebook samplers, BUZZ BOOKS 2015: Spring/Summer and BUZZ BOOKS 2015 Young Adult: Spring. (The last time around we experimented with a separate YA collection and it was a clear hit, so Buzz Books YA is a standing part of the line…

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Publishing Technology Realigns Revenues, Negotiates with New Investor

Software and services provider Publishing Technology announced that their recognized revenues and operating loss for 2014 will be "materially below market expectations." One part was planned, as the company implemented a realignment of revenue recognition that reduces 2014's results and will boost sales and margins in 2015 and 2016. The second part,…

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With No Buyers, Egmont Will Simply Close US Publishing Division

After putting Egmont USA up for sale last October, parent company Egmont Publishing announced that it "has decided to close the office, effective from January 31," since "attempts to sell" the unit "have not resulted in any final agreements." January 30 will be the last day of employment for Egmont…

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Coming Soon from Regan Arts

Judith Regan's start-up publishing line Regan Arts (backed by Phaidon Global), has not formally announced their publishing list -- but with a steady trickle of pre-publication announcements-as-deals coming in, we took a closer look. After issuing one title last fall (a Virtual Reality Beginner’s Guide, with Google Cardboard inspired VR viewer), the…

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Pearson Sees Profit Rising in 2015; WH Smith High Street Sales Continue Falling

In a short trading update, Pearson told investors that 2014 results should be in line with their previous guidance, yielding earnings per share of approximately £720m (of 66 pence a share). Their preliminary forecast for 2015 has earnings rising to between 75 and 80 pence per share. Chief executive John Fallon…

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Early Buzz on Buzz Books

We will formally publish the two newest editions of our sought-after ebook samplers Buzz Books 2015: Spring/Summer and Buzz Books 2015 Young Adult: Spring on Friday -- in preparation for Winter Institute and the season ahead. For an early look, however, both titles are available now and highlighted in the…

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KU Payouts Increase Again

The monthly pool of money allocated retroactively to self-published authors whose work is offered through Amazon's Kindle Unlimited subscription plan rose again for December -- both in the closely-watched per book payout, which was $1.43 per borrow/read, and in overall dollars, with Amazon allocating a $4.25 million "bonus," making the…

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People, Etc.

The second book on Mark Zuckerberg's 2015 reading list is Steven Pinker's The Better Angels of Our Nature (Viking/Penguin). "It's a timely book about how and why violence has steadily decreased throughout our history, and how we can continue this trend," Zuckerberg writes. At 832 pages, Zuckerberg and Facebook friends will take…

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