Best Seller Lists: More Than Just the Numbers

02. February 2009 Branding, Publishing 0
Last week, the New York Times announced the creation of The Times Best Sellers API. This will pull up information about every weekly list going back to June 2008 (though they will eventually go back as far as the 1930s.) You’ll also get more gory details thnt you do with the regular print listing—you’ll be ...

Bring Out Your Dead

06. January 2009 Publishing 2
Those of you who are big Monty Python fans will appreciate that reference. Those of you not savvy enough to know everything there is to know about the greatest british comedy group of all time might need a little summary.   The scene in question comes from Monthy Python and the Holy Grail. A man ...

Not So Bleak After All

I just read in PW Daily that Bleak House Books is giving away 100 copies of their books so that people have something to give to their loved ones over the holidays.   The publisher, Ben LeRoy, says “As I listened to a piece on NPR about shopping being down, and people stressing about not ...