Sales of Milo Yiannopoulos’s book, Dangerous, fell 42% last week, compared to its first week on sale, according to just-released numbers from NPD BookScan. The book, self-published by Yiannopoulos after his contract with Simon & Schuster was canceled, was released July 4 and sold just over 18,000 copies in its first week.
After announcing in February that it would take actions to reduce costs in 2017 following a disappointing 2016, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has begun laying off staffers in its educational and trade divisions. In a statement, the company confirmed that it "initiated organizational changes last week to help us streamline our business process." The statement continued: "Such changes always require difficult decisions regarding roles and responsibilities of our talented colleagues."
Brian O'Leary, a well-known industry consultant who heads up Magellan Media Partners, has been named the new executive director of the Book Industry Study Group. O'Leary, who will begin October 3, succeeds Mark Kuyper who resigned from the position in August after one year on the job. “We feel very fortunate that Brian has decided to join our organization as executive director,” said BISG chair Tara Catogge.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".