PSG’s Favorite Words

By Angela Haas|2020-02-24T15:16:51-05:00May 9th, 2019|

Language is always a topic of conversation at our office. We love words (no surprise there), but there are certain words that we love more than others. My favorite word is antidisestablishmentarianism because I love the way it sounds and I love that it’s a double negative. Antidisestablishmentarianism was a political ideology that opposed the withdrawal of state support from the Church of [...]

BEA: A Middle Schooler’s First Encounter with the Publishing World

By Lindsay Howard|2020-02-24T15:40:45-05:00May 2nd, 2019|

When I was in sixth grade, I got the chance to attend BEA, or BookExpo America, with my parents in New York City. The yearly convention offers members of the publishing industry a chance to “build relationships, learn tactics to bolster business and get the pulse of what’s trending in today’s shifting marketplace.” My mother was considering opening a bookstore at the time [...]

PSG Book Club: “The Power” by Naomi Alderman

By PSG Book Club|2020-02-24T15:39:57-05:00April 11th, 2019|

Title: The Power Author: Naomi Alderman Average PSG Rating: 4.3/5 Favorite Quote: “One of them says, ‘Why did they do it?’ . . . And the other answers, ‘Because they could.’ That is the only answer there ever is.” March was a long month (winter packed its bags then decided to stay a little longer), but that gave the PSG Book Club more [...]

PSG Book Club: “Life After Life” by Kate Atkinson

By Kate Carroll|2019-04-11T09:59:49-04:00March 7th, 2019|

FEBRUARY Title: Life After Life Author: Kate Atkinson Average PSG Rating: 3.875/5 Favorite Quote: “Sylvie’s knowledge, like Izzie’s, was random yet far-ranging, ‘The sign that one has acquired one’s learning from reading novels rather than an education.’” Although the PSG Book Club was a little behind this month (we blame February) we’re excited to reveal our thoughts on our second pick—Life After Life [...]

PSG Book Club: “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens

By PSG Book Club|2019-04-11T10:00:29-04:00January 17th, 2019|

New year, same resolution. When we realized that each of us had plans to read more in 2019, the PSG Book Club was born. Eager readers all, we got started right away. Each member was given three slips of paper to write down their book suggestions, then we mixed them all in a bowl for drawing. We drew our first title in December [...]

Adventures in E-Publishing

By Angela Haas|2018-12-13T09:55:01-05:00December 13th, 2018|

Whenever I see someone coding on a computer, I get a sense of excitement as I wonder what they’re creating and how they’re creating it. I first tried coding ebooks during my freshman year of college. I participated in an intro workshop run by a club at my school and was intimidated at first. The characters on the screen hurt my eyes and [...]

The Text With No Meaning: Lorem Ipsum

By Lori Becker|2018-11-02T15:14:03-04:00October 31st, 2017|

Imagine randomly hitting the keys on your computer, creating nonsense words as you type. I like to imagine that is how Lorem Ipsum—the filler text that often comes standard with many digital publishing programs—started. However, it actually started with a printer from the 1500s who scrambled up one of Cicero's works, which may be why it’s often mistaken for Latin. To my surprise, though, [...]

An Intern’s Industry Insight: The Other Meaning of “Signature”

By Rachel Matthews|2018-11-02T15:01:59-04:00September 12th, 2017|

Picture this: you’re nearing the conclusion of a thrilling book, and you can feel three pages left in your fingers. But the ending comes more abruptly than you thought—the last two pages are blank! I used to wonder how those extra pages ended up in my books. But PSG staff members Alyssa and Don clued me in on an alternative definition of the [...]

A Passion for Proper Punctuation

By Annette Cinelli Trossello|2018-11-02T14:16:42-04:00June 8th, 2017|

Here at Publishing Solutions Group, we are passionate about punctuation. We take joy in seeing em dashes used properly in subway signs and cringe when holiday cards incorrectly include our beloved serial comma before an ampersand. So it should be no surprise that a New Yorker article about the roots of popular punctuation marks as well as more archaic ones quickly made its [...]

A Pocket Library: Why 1400s Venice Was the Silicon Valley of Publishing

By Shannon Pender|2018-11-01T15:58:08-04:00July 19th, 2016|

It’s a hot, summer day and you’ve hit the beach. On your way to the water, how many people do you see enjoying the sun with a book or e-reader in their lap? It’s a common sight—I know I never go to the beach without at least one book in my bag—but reading on the beach would be impossible without the work of a [...]

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