The “silence breakers” earned person of the year honors from Time magazine and from people around the country. As the magazine aptly wrote: “It became a hashtag, a movement, a reckoning. But it began, as great social change nearly always does, with individual acts of courage.” We should not let the year end without reviewing […]
Archives for December 2017
Everyone else is on break but we have posted a number of important updates today at PublishersMarketplace.com (and in the paid Publishers Lunch Deluxe), including an analysis of holiday book sales, a detailed wrap-up of sexual harassment cases and their impact on book publishing, an aggregation of some prominent lists highlighting new 2018 titles, and […]
In keeping with recent trends, books look to be what people buy as last-minute gifts: A final week surge lifted print book sales for the five-week holiday period into positive territory compared to last year, for at least the fourth year in a row. Bookscan statistics published Thursday show print book sales for the week […]
In the UK, literary agent Toby Eady died on December 24. David Higham Associates, which acquired Eady’s agency in 2015, noted in a statement, “With great sadness we have to announce the death of our colleague, Toby Eady. Toby was a maverick, a passionate champion of his authors and advocate of their work.” He started Toby […]
Investor David Abrams and Abrams Capital Management continued to pullback on their large investment in Barnes & Noble Education. Following the sale of 1.76 million shares through December 18, further SEC filings show Abrams selling off another 276,000 shares on December 14, 15, 18 and 19.
With the year winding down, the 2018 book previews have begun in earnest. Entertainment Weekly, HuffPost, Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar, Nylon, and Bustle are among those to have all posted extensive lists, and iBooks has rounded up its most anticipated winter titles. (Titles noted with an asterisk are available to sample now in our Buzz Books 2017 […]