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  • ‘BookTV’: 15 Years and 40,000 Hours of Author-Based Programs

    BookTV, the C-SPAN program devoted to covering nonfiction titles, made its official debut on September 12, 1998.

  • Margaret Atwood Debuts New Novel ‘MaddAddam’ on Wattpad

    In a promotional event timed to coincide with the global release of Margaret Atwood’s new novel MaddAdam, her publisher, Doubleday, is teaming with Wattpad to release an exclusive essay about the book as well as excerpts from the other novels in the dystopian trilogy of which it is a part.

  • ‘Fall of Five’ Dominates August

    Rankings of books being discussed in social media, as calculated by CoverCake.

  • Bill McGowan Works to Make Authors Pitch-Perfect

    In the early 2000s, while working as a producer at ABC’s 20/20, Bill McGowan put together a branding video for a dot-com entrepreneur.

  • 'PW' Jobs Panel Set for Sept. 25

    PW’s first breakfast panel discussion for the fall is set for September 25 and will address job trends in the changing publishing market.

  • ‘Cuckoo’s Calling’ Lights Up Social Media

    A little mystery by a debut writer got everyone talking on social media last month, after that unknown writer was revealed to be none other than Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling.

  • BookVibe Turns Twitter Data into Book Discovery Tool

    BookVibe allows users to search their tweets and extract the books that are being discussed by the people they follow on Twitter.

  • Big Brother Fears Reignite A Classic

    George Orwell may need to prep a thank you note to Edward Snowden.

  • 'The Battle of $9.99,' a PW Original E-book

    A blow-by-blow account of how Apple and five of America's six largest publishers ended up on the wrong end of price-fixing allegations by the Department of Justice, from PW senior writer Andrew Richard Albanese.

  • IPG Restructures Sales and Marketing

    Independent Publishers Group has restructured its sales and marketing divisions, promoting company veteran Mark Voigt to executive v-p, sales.

  • SIBA's 'Code Read' Off to Successful Start

    In order to better gauge social media success, and help usher foot traffic into bookstores, SIBA has launched the marketing initiative, "Code Read.”

  • ‘Inferno’ Holds Strong

    The most talked-about book in April was also the most talked-about book in May.

  • ‘Inferno’ Heats Up Social Media

    Dan Brown’s Inferno, set to be released May 14 by Doubleday, was the most buzzed-about book on social media in April, according to CoverCake, a company that tracks trending topics on major social media platforms.

  • Brooks’s ‘World War’ Tops Talk

    Oscar season is over, which means one thing: it’s on to the summer blockbusters.

  • Seattle YA Authors Organize Grassroots Tour

    The "You Are Next" tour has visited schools and bookstores in Las Vegas, San Francisco, and Portland, Ore. Next stop: Disneyland.

  • ‘Sniper’ Tops Oscars in Social Media

    Interest in the Oscars and the books that many were based on garnered lots of buzz on social media in February, but it was the murder of Chris Kyle, author of American Sniper, that put that title atop CoverCake’s most-talked-about books in social media last month.

  • MetaComet Debuts

    MetaComet Systems has begun tests on, a new platform that it hopes will improve communications between authors, publishers and agents.

  • Cravebox Markets Old-Fashioned Product in New-Fashioned Way

    The Colorado-based marketing company Cravebox, which has just begun to work with publishers, is something of an oddity.

  • A New Kind of Conference for a New Kind of Author

    O’Reilly Media and Publishers Weekly will hold the first Author {R}evolution Day February 12 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. Below is a discussion with co-chair Kristen McLean on what attendees can expect at the day-long event.

  • ‘Going Clear,’ ‘My Beloved Country’ Join The Leaders

    Without a blockbuster release in January, the most-discussed books in social media circles last month remained the same as in December, although there was some shifting of the order, with Fifty Shades of Grey taking over the #1 spot from The Hobbit, according to CoverCake’s analysis of books trending on social media.

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