At Harper UK, Susanna Frayn has been promoted to communications director. Sam Missingham will join the department in new role of head of events, and James Lewis has been promoted to communications content officer. At Bloomsbury USA, Laura Gianino has been promoted to publicist in the adult trade group, and Bridget Hartzler has been promoted to publicist in the children’s trade group. Linette Kim has been promoted to marketing manager, school and library in the children’s trade group. Jason Boog is leaving Mediabistro and Galleycat after five years to join True Pictures film company, leading the story investigation department. There […]
Archives for October 2013
Amazon has given authors who publish their ebooks exclusively through the site via KDP another potent merchandising weapon: the ability to offer timed price discounts. Called Kindle Countdown Deals, the new initiative lets authors and publishers create their own price promotions and promotes them via a highlighted Amazon page. Timed price deals can last from one hour up to seven days, and titles that already qualify for the 70 percent royalty rate retain that share even if the discount drops them below the standard $2.99 threshold. All it takes is giving Amazon an exclusive.
Harper has launched another modest experiment in the UK, offering bundles of print and ebook editions on 8 titles, exclusively through Foyles. The ebooks are redeemed through a printed voucher shrinkwrapped with the hardcover edition. The Bookseller reports that “Foyles said the price of the bundles will be around £5 more than buying the hardback title alone.” But that seems to compare the bundle price to the paper list price, rather than Foyles’ own selling price; the effective cost of the bundles looks to be much higher. On Foyles’ site, the bundle of Amy Tan’s Valley of Amazement at £22.99 […]
Joshilyn Jackson’s Someone Else’s Love Story is the independent booksellers’ top pick on the December Indie Next List. (It’s the sixth No. 1 pick in the last 8 months that was excerpted pre-publication in one of our Buzz Books ebook samplers.) And in more monthly picks, another Fall/Winter Buzz Books selection — Hannah Kent’s Burial Rites — is Pennie’s Pick at Costco for November. Here is the rest of the Indie Next list: Death Comes to the Village, by Catherine Lloyd Tuscan Rose, by Belinda Alexander Stop Here, by Beverly Gologorsky Brown Dog, by Jim Harrison Jeeves and the Wedding Bells: […]
Announced right after Lunch mailed yesterday, Touchstone publisher Stacy Creamer will leave the company on November 15 after more than four years at the imprint. Scribner Publishing Group president Susan Moldow said in the announcement that she will serve as publisher of Touchstone “until further notice,” adding: “I am looking forward to taking a more active role in the day-to-day operations of the imprint, and working closely with the top-notch group of editors and publishing professionals she has assembled as we look to build upon their success to date.” Moldow commended Creamer’s “sharp eye for talent, both on the page and […]
The season of picks begins as the New York Times Book Review names their selections for 10 Best Illustrated Children’s Books for 2013: My Brother’s Book, by Maurice Sendak Ballad, written and illustrated by Blexbolex, translated by Claudia Z. Bedrick Jemmy Button, by Jennifer Uman and Valerio Vidali The Dark, written by Lemony Snicket, illustrated by Jon Klassen Holland, by Charlotte Dematons Journey, by Aaron Becker Fog Island, by Tomi Ungerer Jane, The Fox and Me, written by Fanny Britt, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault, translated by Christelle Morelli and Susan Ouriou Locomotive, by Brian Floca Nelson Mandela, by Kadir Nelson