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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/8-10/12

number_5_orangeEvery week we recommend 5 publishing news stories that young book professionals should read to feel more connected to what’s going on in the industry. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know.

Penguin Random House will launch a Southeast Asian operation next year.

Writer Stephen Elliott is suing the creator of the “Shitty Media Men” spreadsheet.

New York Comic Con hit an attendance record.

McNally Jackson is leaving its Nolita location.

The 2018 National Book Awards finalists are out.

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/1-10/5

number_5_orangeEvery week we recommend 5 publishing news stories that young book professionals should read to feel more connected to what’s going on in the industry. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know.

A fundraiser featuring Garrison Keillor was canceled amid backlash.

The Nobel Prize for Literature probably won’t return in 2019

Wattpad is beta-testing a reader-payment plan.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded its newest fellowships.

Comicsgate figure Richard Meyer is bringing a defamation case against a writer for DC and Marvel.

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/24-9/28

number_5_orangeEvery week we recommend 5 publishing news stories that young book professionals should read to feel more connected to what’s going on in the industry. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know.

Ian Buruma’s “forced resignation” from the NYRB drew backlash.

The World of Eric Carle is coming to Penguin Young Readers.

The 2018 Kirkus Prize nominees are here.

Jean-Claude Arnault, central figure of the Nobel Prize scandal, has been remanded pending a verdict.

Paul McCartney is getting into the picture book game.

Bonus: the Scrabble dictionary has been updated for these modern times.

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/17-9/21

number_5_orangeEvery week we recommend 5 publishing news stories that young book professionals should read to feel more connected to what’s going on in the industry. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know.

New York Magazine will dramatically expand its books coverage.

Finalist Haruki Murakami withdrew from the alternative Nobel shortlist.

Ian Buruma is out as editor of the New York Review of Books after publishing a widely-condemned article by Jian Ghomeshi.

Fear earned the highest first-week sales in Simon & Schuster’s history.

Time Magazine has been sold to the founder of Salesforce.

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/10-9/14

number_5_orangeEvery week we recommend 5 publishing news stories that young book professionals should read to feel more connected to what’s going on in the industry. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know.

The 2018 National Book Awards longlists are out.

The owners of the Ripped Bodice Bookstore signed a TV development deal with Sony.

Bob Woodward‘s Fear is already in its ninth printing.

Les Moonves has been ousted at CBS for sexual harassment. 

Target is under criticism for redacting key words in its book descriptions.

Bonus: a romance novelist known for penning a piece called “How to Murder Your Husband” has been arrested for murdering her husband. 

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/3-9/7

number_5_orangeEvery week we recommend 5 publishing news stories that young book professionals should read to feel more connected to what’s going on in the industry. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know.

Little, Brown and Company will celebrate J.D. Salinger’s centennial

Penguin Random House is changing the way it does library ebook lending.

Merriam-Webster has added 840 words to its dictionary.

Amazon is the second company to hit $1 trillion in value.

Donald Trump wanted to talk to Bob Woodward for that new tell-all.

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/27-8/30

number_5_orangeEvery week we recommend 5 publishing news stories that young book professionals should read to feel more connected to what’s going on in the industry. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know.

After John McCain‘s death last week, his last book has become a bestseller

Without angry tweets from the president, Omarosa’s book sales are declining.

The tariffs on Canadian paper products were overturned.

The 2018 Rona Jaffe Award winners are here. 

Ousted CEO Demos Parneros is suing Barnes & Noble for defamation

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/20-8/24

number_5_orangeEvery week we recommend 5 publishing news stories that young book professionals should read to feel more connected to what’s going on in the industry. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know.

The New York Public Library is putting stories on its Instagram Stories.

Singapore claims that the author of Crazy Rich Asians dodged military service.

The National Book Critics Circle launched its first-ever fundraiser.

At this year’s Hugo Awards, all major categories went to women.

Walmart just launched their ebook store.

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/13-8/17

number_5_orangeEvery week we recommend 5 publishing news stories that young book professionals should read to feel more connected to what’s going on in the industry. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know.

Author V.S. Naipaul and publisher John Calder died this week.

A foraging-themed cookbook has been recalled for recommending toxic ingredients.

Hannah Gadsby‘s book Ten Steps to Nanette publishes next year.

In acquisition news, Insight Editions has purchased Weldon Owen and Hachette will buy Worthy Publishing.

After a plagiarism controversy, Boston is canceling 2018’s One City One Story event.

Bonus:NSFW fan-made book box caused quite a stir on Twitter.

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/6-8/10

number_5_orangeEvery week we recommend 5 publishing news stories that young book professionals should read to feel more connected to what’s going on in the industry. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know.

The Nation‘s apology for publishing a controversial poem is itself controversial.

Omarosa shopped her forthcoming book with the aid of secret Trump recordings.

Anita Miller, cofounder of Academy Chicago Press, has died at 91.

Elsevier’s newest acquisition got a muted response.

A socialist bookstore in London was attacked by far-right protesters

Bonus: these library sleuths work to find your half-remembered favorites.