The publishing industry has undergone significant transformations in recent years, driven by shifting market dynamics and evolving reader preferences. One of the recent developments that sparked widespread discussion is the layoffs at Penguin Random House, one of the world’s largest and most renowned publishing houses. Explored here are the factors behind the layoffs, their impact on the industry, and how authors and those in publishing can navigate this period of change.
For aspiring authors, securing a literary agent is a significant step toward achieving their publishing dreams. A literary agent acts as a bridge between authors and publishers, advocating for their work and navigating the complex world of the publishing industry. While finding the right literary agent can be challenging, with persistence and a well-crafted approach, you can increase your chances of securing representation. This will guide you through the steps of how to get a literary agent and set you on the path to success.
The entertainment industry braces for significant disruptions as the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) join a historic strike. The strike, driven by demands for fair compensation and improved working conditions, will have far-reaching consequences for various sectors, including book-to-film and book-to-TV adaptations. The joint WGA and SAG strike will impact the transformation of literary works to the screen.
In an era driven by data and analytics, industries leverage insights to make informed decisions. Book publishing, once considered an industry guided by intuition and subjective judgment, is now embracing the power of data-driven decision-making. Analytics integration has revolutionized how publishers operate, allowing them to understand readers’ preferences, optimize marketing strategies, and make more intelligent choices throughout the publishing process. Let’s delve into how data-driven decisions have taken over book publishing and its implications for the industry.
In recent years, TikTok has emerged as a powerful platform for content creators and influencers, shaping trends and impacting various industries. However, the possibility of TikTok venturing into book publishing raises intriguing implications for the literary world. This article will explore the potential implications of TikTok becoming a book publisher.
When finding the right literary agent to represent your book, authors often choose between a more prominent, more established agency and a smaller, boutique agency. While both options have their merits, this article will highlight the benefits of going with a more prominent literary agency.
In the digital age, artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged as a powerful tool revolutionizing various industries, and book publishing is no exception. From enhancing editorial processes to transforming reader experiences, AI is reshaping the landscape of traditional publishing. This article explores the profound impact of AI on book publishing and how it is revolutionizing the industry.
Bestselling author M. M. DeLuca spent her childhood in the beautiful cathedral city of Durham in North-Eastern England, which has often appeared in her novels. She attended the University of London, Goldsmiths College, studied psychology, then became a teacher and a freelance writer. She immigrated to Canada and lives with her husband and two children in Winnipeg. There she also studied creative writing under her mentor, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Carol Shields received many local arts council grants for her work. Her books have been featured with many book clubs and appeared on The BookScan Top 100 Bestsellers List and Amazon Top 100 Bestsellers List. Marjorie loves writing for all ages and in many genres—suspense, historical, and sci-fi for teens. She’s also a screenwriter with several pilot projects in progress. She enjoys teaching workshops in Creative Writing and the writing process. She is an avid reader, an eager painter, and loves going outside for walks, even in the depths of winter.
A senior acquisition editor at Blackstone Publishing, Marilyn Kretzer has over thirty years of experience in the publishing industry. Her roles have ranged from acquisitions and rights sales, including international, subsidiary rights, and editorial acquisitions and contracts. She has a strong network across the industry, including with agents, editors, and rights professionals. Previously, she held key roles at Sterling Publishing as Rights and Editorial Director and at Scholastic as Acquisitions Manager. While caring for her mother, she held freelance and contract positions, including audio licensing for HarperCollins, author acquisitions for Callisto Media, and business development for Devar Entertainment (a tech company specializing in AR for books).
Catherine Coulter is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of eighty-four novels, including the FBI Thriller series and The Brit in the FBI international thriller series, cowritten with J.T. Ellison. Coulter lives in Sausalito, California, with her Übermensch husband and their two noble cats, Peyton and Eli.
Vice President and Literary Agent at Trident Media Group
My name is Mark Gottlieb and I am a vice president and literary agent at book publishing’s leading literary agency, Trident Media Group in New York City. I attended Emerson College and was President of its Publishing Club, establishing the Wilde Press. After graduating with a degree in writing, literature & publishing, I began my career with Penguin’s VP. My first position at Trident Media Group, was in foreign rights. I was EA to TMG’s Chairman and ran the Audio Department. I am currently working with my own client list, helping to manage and grow author careers with the unique resources available to TMG. I have ranked highly in our industry among literary agents in overall deals and other categories.