Do You Care About Publishers?

September 8th, 2011

Earlier today on Twitter, I shared a blog post by Nathan Bransford about publishers and imprints. His main point? “Publishers are squandering their brands on imprints few people outside of Manhattan and Brooklyn have heard of.” I won’t recap his entire argument, and instead invite you to read his thoughts and then come back here […]

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Ask Daphne! Rexroth requests a family tree

December 13th, 2010

Here’s an OLD question from my draft file, but something that may be useful to you! Rexroth asks You know what I want to see? I want to see the family tree of publishers. Who are the Grandparents (and what do they do), and who are their kids (and what do they do), and who […]

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Confusion Begone!

February 24th, 2009

Even tried to figure out just where in the big scheme of the publishing world Poppy fits in? Or how First Second relates to Square Fish, and who Schwartz, Wade, Balzer and Bray are? Well, though Rexroth has been asking me for a while to draw up a map to keep track of all the publishing world’s imprints and how they relate to one another, I’m delighted to announce that I no longer have to!

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Another tough day in publishing

February 10th, 2009

I’m don’t have many details, but I just read this on Publishers Marketplace:

In another paring at HarperCollins, Susan Katz announced that “to further streamline our publishing operations, we will close The Bowen Press.” Katz says “as the book world becomes increasingly challenging, we must continue to be extremely cost conscious.” The unit will also move offices, to join the rest of Harper at 10 E. 53 Street.

Bowen isn’t the only loss at HarperCollins today, which also shuttered the Collins imprint and laid off a number of employees. They have a great blog, too — which I hope will continue in some form.

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What a Day!

December 3rd, 2008

Wow — what a crazy day in publishing. Others have already summed up better than I, but in brief, the day after Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s publisher abruptly quit (and the week after their strange announcement of an acquisitions freeze), GalleyCat reports “a lot” of other firings in house. But that’s not all.

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