What Do the Financial Reports from the Big Five Book Publishers Tell Us?

August 1, 2016

This post examines the latest quarterly financial reports from the big 5 book publishers and tries to draw some conclusions from the data. The big 5 are, of course, Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster. These companies are often seen as emblematic of the state of traditional trade book publishing in the United States. (more…)

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BOOKISHNESS Fail: The Case of Hugh Howey’s “Wool”

April 29, 2013

When did the excitement begin? It was long before the print book. Volume 1 of Hugh Howey’s Wool appeared on July 29, 2011. (more…)

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