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The Best-Selling Books Of 2020 – Obama Tops The List

“A Promised Land, the first volume of Barack Obama’s presidential memoirs, was the top print title in 2020, moving nearly 2.6 million copies at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. That number is lower, however, than the 3.4 million copies of Michelle Obama’s Becoming sold in 2018, and the former first lady’s book hit the top 25 overall list yet again this year, selling almost 596,000 copies.” – Publishers Weekly
Tags: Art, Obama, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Words, NPD, 01.12.21

Some Good News From A Bad Year: US Book Sales Well Up In 2020

“With all major categories posting increases, unit sales of print books rose 8.2% in 2020 over 2019 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. For the year ended Jan. 2, 2021, units hit 750.9 million, up from 693.7 million the year before. BookScan said the 8.2% gain was the largest annual increase since 2010.” – Publishers Weekly
Tags: Art, Words, NPD, Bookscan, 01.07.21

U.S. Book Publishers End This Godawful Year In Good Shape

“With so many people stuck at home and activities from concerts to movies off limits, people have been reading a lot — or at least buying a lot of books. Print sales by units are up almost 8 percent so far this year, according to NPD BookScan. E-books and audiobooks, which make up a smaller portion of the market, are up as well.” Says the CEO of Penguin Random House, “I expect that … when you look at the final numbers, it will have been the best year in a very long time.” – The New York Times ...
Tags: Art, Words, Penguin Random House, NPD, 12.29.20

The Bestselling Adult Novel Of 2019 Started Small In 2018, And Has A Very Long Tail

It’s a tough selling environment for fiction; the numbers are bleak and falling fast. But Where Late the Crawdads Sang has been going, and going, and going, and going … “Crawdads has sold more print copies than any other adult title this year — fiction or nonfiction — according to NPD BookScan, blowing away the combined print sales of new novels by John Grisham, Margaret Atwood and Stephen King. Putnam has returned to the printers nearly 40 times to feed a seemingly bottomless demand for the bo...
Tags: Art, Words, NPD, 12.21.19, John Grisham Margaret Atwood, Stephen King Putnam

How Long Should New Product Development Actually Take? 

When it comes to design industry standards, there are plenty of rules left unwritten; for new graduates just starting in the corporate world, such career knowledge can feel especially foreign. This is one reason why it's especially helpful to have a resource like the Core77 discussion boards to get in touch with designers of all ages and disciplines in order to get an experienced and well-rounded lay of the land. For discussion board user and new design graduate AVClub, his most pressing questio...
Tags: Design, Forum Frenzy, NPD, CMF, GreenMan

How Do Design Agencies Handle Multiple Projects at Once?

One element of doing a great job when designing for a client is, as expected, delivering a great concept. Another crucial aspect? The way you handle organizing it all. In the Core77 discussion boards, chriscarter asks a relevant question for pretty much any designer juggling multiple projects at once: I'm interested in how design consultancies manage multiple projects and resources efficiently. We have typically used Excel sheets in the past, but it can be sluggish and inefficient. [Microsoft Pr...
Tags: Design, Microsoft, HubSpot, Jira, Forum Frenzy, Gantt, NPD

How to Recognize a Great Client

As helpful as school can be, there are many topics design programs fail to breach—particularly in the realm of operating within the professional sectors of the design world. On our discussion boards, Core77 moderator Mr-914 recently brought up an apt point about a subject no design student would predict they need to know in their future. Mr-914 writes:"Louis Sullivan said, "Great architecture requires great clients" or something close to that. This weekend, I was thinking about this in a moment ...
Tags: Business, Design, Forum Frenzy, NPD, NDA

Grubhub Rebrands as a Zesty Lifestyle Company

In 2004, Grubhub was a scrappy startup that offered an online alternative to paper menus for the college crowd. The company’s trademark became a few paper cutouts, scarfing mini burritos and pizzas like little dolls. In 2016, it’s a publicly traded company that merged with its biggest competitor, Seamless, and aggressively bought out competitors like MenuPages and DiningIn. Seven million people order through Grubhub each month, but Grubhub wants more—a lot more—as the company points out that Int...
Tags: Design, Seo, NPD, GrubHub

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