Acquiring Editor - Quarto Publishing Group USA
publishersweekly.com – Saturday April 23, 2016
Quarto Publishing Group USA, the U.S. division of the leading global illustrated book publisher and distributor, The Quarto Group, is seeking an Acquiring Editor for our NYC office location. This position is responsible for content acquisition and book development. The Acquiring Editor supports the effort to create a cohesive, high-level publishing program. They take into account current trends, the interests and needs of our core audience, and the broader marketplace to create beautiful, in-demand books and products. This hands-on position will work with the Group Publisher to evaluate, acquire, and develop proposals from concept through production.
Job opening: Acquiring Editor
publishersweekly.com – Tuesday April 19, 2016
To acquire 15 to 18 new books a year and to follow each book through development and delivery, and then assist the team in editing, design, production, marketing and publicity, and sales. To seek out the best books in Timber’s categories (gardening, nature, and regional), as well as to find books that help Timber broaden its commercial appeal in a variety of categories.
The sweet rewards of self-publishing
echo.net.au – Monday April 18, 2016
Innovative self-publishing company Captain Honey are partnering with Byron Writer’s Festival to provide a venue at this year’s event exclusively for self-published authors.
The marquee will be an opportunity for self-published authors to showcase and sell their books, share their experiences and insights into the process with the public, and meet other self-published authors. Ahead of their Information night at the Byron Writer’s centre on Wednesday, Roz Hopkins of Captain Honey answered a few questions about the project and how authors can get involved.
Kobo Expands Kobo Writing Life Services
digitalbookworld.com – Thursday April 14, 2016
Kobo announced Wednesday the expansion of its Kobo Writing Life services for self-published authors, which include cover design, ebook conversion and copyrighting.
Pullman urges publishers to examine their role
thebookseller.com – Monday April 11, 2016
Publishers need to ask themselves what are they offering writers and readers that other agencies cannot provide, author Philip Pullman told delegates at the International Publishers Congress yesterday (Sunday 10th April).
“If I was a publisher I’d be looking very carefully at what we do and what we don’t do," Pullman said. "I’d be asking: what is it that makes me necessary to writers and readers, storytellers and their audience? Could it be done by anyone else? Would it make any difference if it wasn’t done at all?”
Expresso Analyzes Your Writing to Weed Out Unnecessary Words
lifehacker.com – Monday April 4, 2016
Words are powerful, and writers have to choose them carefully. Expresso helps improve your writing by analyzing your text, pointing out style issues, and suggesting alternatives.
There's No One Way to Sell an E-book
publishersweekly.com – Saturday April 2, 2016
As e-books sales soften at the large trade houses, some independent digital (or mostly digital) publishers continue to see their e-book sales grow. Interviews with five independent publishers show a range of publishing practices with the e-books they publish and highlight the ways in which they promote and market their lists. The publishers PW contacted include startup ventures Brown Girls Books and Polis Books, more mature ventures such as Open Road Integrated Media and Diversion Books, as well as Start Media, the acquisitions-driven media content firm, and its Start Publishing division.
Self-Publishing Platforms Deemed Distributors, Not Publishers in Privacy Suit over Unauthorized Book Cover
natlawreview.com – Saturday April 2, 2016
We live in a world that has rapidly redefined and blurred the roles of the “creator” of content, as compared to the roles of the “publisher” and “distributor” of such content. A recent case touches on some of the important legal issues associated with such change. Among other things, the case illustrates the importance of service providers maintaining clear and appropriate terms and conditions that relate directly to the role they serve in the expression of content over online media.
Latest VIDA survey charts women in literary magazines
thebookseller.com – Saturday April 2, 2016
The number of women contributors to the Times Literary Supplement dropped slightly in 2015, according to the latest annual survey by research organisation VIDA: Women in Literary Arts. But Granta by contrast saw a small rise in women's writing.
Want a Writing Gig? John Hunt Publishing Might Be Looking for You
smallbiztrends.com – Friday April 1, 2016
If you’re a writer looking for a way to publish your next business book, you might be interested in an opportunity with JHP Business Books, part of the John Hunt Publishing Company.
Currently, JHP Business Books is looking for proposals from business authors who can provide a unique perspective on topics like marketing, management, finance, leadership, motivation and more.