Publishers Weekly: Publishers Get Personal at Toy Fair

From crafts and inventions to various elements of personalization, many of the playthings displayed at this year’s New York International Toy Fair had a do-it-yourself slant. That theme carried over to the nearly 30 publishers that exhibited at the show, with Parragon, Bendon, and others adding crafting and DIY titles into the mix.

Publishers Weekly: A Look Ahead to Self-Publishing in 2015

Self-publishing saw another successful year in 2014, with authors like Deborah Bladon and Jen McLaughlin hitting the New York Times bestseller lists, fanfic authors like Sophie Jackson receiving six-figure advances, and many millions of titles being published across the industry’s numerous platforms.

Publishers Weekly: FableVision and Lulu Jr. Partner on Book Publishing Platform

In advance of next week’s Florida Educational Technology Conference in Orlando, educational media and software publisher FableVision Learning announced that it will partner with Lulu Jr., the children’s publishing division of web-based self-publishing pioneer Lulu, to encourage children to write their own books.