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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/9-10/13

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.

Hachette has shut down Weinstein Books in the wake of the allegations against Harvey Weinstein.

Writers Jesmyn Ward and Viet Thanh Nguyen were among this year’s MacArthur Fellowship winners

Ticket sales at this year’s New York ComicCon hit a record high

This year’s Frankfurt Book Fair had an undeniably political undertone

New York TimesJen Senior will be stepping back from her role as book critic

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/2-10/6

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.

This year’s Nobel Prize in Literature goes to Kazuo Ishiguro.

The National Book Foundation released its list of award finalists.

Sasquatch Books was bought by Penguin Random House.

The publishing industry is pitching in to help Puerto Rico

Poet and editor Jill Bialosky faces allegations of plagiarism in her latest book.

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/25-9/29

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 year’s most-banned books deal mostly with sexual topics and gender.

The National Book Awards 5 Under 35 nominees were announced this week

Online writing community and publisher Inkitt raised almost $4 million in funding for their site.

Debut novelist Whitney Scharer fetched a 7 figure book deal after an intense bidding war. 

Amazon is still rolling out more physical bookstores.

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/18-9/22

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.

Annie Proulx will receive this year’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

What Happened moved 300,000 copies in its first week on sale (and spurred controversy on Amazon).

Rolling Stone is going up for sale.

Google has integrated local library collections in its search feature.

Audible opened a Canadian e-store.

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/11-9/15

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.

Melville House is sending copies of A Citizen’s Guide to Impeachment to members of Congress. 

The first author to write a novel on a computer has died.

Bookselling Without Borders launched a Kickstarter to fund scholarships to international book fairs.

Half of the authors on the shortlist for the Man Booker Prize are American.

The National Book Foundation released all of its longlists this week.

Bonus: In Key West, Ernest Hemingway‘s cats survived Hurricane Irma just fine.

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/4-9/8

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.

Amazon is seeking out a location for a second American headquarters.

Kobo rolled out audiobook sales and a corresponding subscription plan this week. 

Conservative publisher Regnery has cut ties with New York Times, citing the paper’s “liberal bias.”

James Patterson is donating $1.75 million to school libraries nationwide. 

A book by Hillary Clinton’s pastor has been pulled in light of evidence of plagiarism

NYC Area Job Alert at NYU Center for Publishing

We interrupt your regular Trendsetter programming for a special announcement: Calling all experienced Trendsetters! Our friends at the New York University Center for Publishing are looking for an Assistant Director for their programs.

Job description:

The Center for Publishing is seeking an individual to assist the Director with the strategic and administrative planning, policy development for the department. Responsibilities include: plan for and manage the Summer Publishing Institute including all pre-program recruitment, admission, marketing and direct communication with interested and accepted students. Administer all on site aspects of the program and manage on site program events including orientation, alumni reception, career fair, industry visits, and workshops. Serve as direct liaison with students communicating all program policies, homework and events for the Summer Center Publishing Institute. Work with the Director on pre-program planning for the annual PubTechConnect conference, serving as liaison with Publishers Weekly. Execute logistics for PubTechConnect and other departmental events by overseeing and managing catering, facilities, AV, and external vendors. Work with the Director on departmental programs and events by researching speakers, delivering reports on competing events, drafting invitations, reviewing marketing copy, and tracking responses. Advise students as needed for the graduate program.  Recommend, orient, and evaluate adjunct faculty for the graduate program. Plan and implement marketing events to recruit students; select faculty to participate and make presentations. Manage departmental social media accounts and help plan social media strategy. Supervise clerical staff. 

If you want to learn more or apply, check out the full posting here

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/28-9/1

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.

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, New York publishers and Houston bookstores are lending a hand.

Despite community objections, the library system of Escondido, CA will be privatized.

The Book Industry Study Group changed its governing structure.

An alt-right children’s book was pulled over copyright infringement.

John Smelcer’s PEN Award nomination has been rescinded in light of new information about his past.

Bonus: Terry Pratchett’s hard drive was run over by a steamroller, per the late author’s wishes.

The Beginner’s Guide to Publishing Programs

There’s a lot of ways to gain extra skills and knowledge about the publishing industry, whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned professional looking to bulk up your resume. It should come as no surprise that many of them involve colleges and universities. Here’s a collection of the American institutions offering additional education on publishing. These programs range from certificate courses to multi-year graduate programs. 

Please note that the contents of this guide, including tuition prices, are current as of August 2017 and subject to change. Additionally, the costs listed are tuition-only. They do not include additional fees, boarding costs, etc. 

Click here to view the entire beginner’s guide to Publishing Programs

Did we miss a program? Please leave us a comment to let us know, and we’ll add it!

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/21-8/25

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 Times is revamping its books coverage.

Amazon’s “one-click” patent expires next month.

Cambridge University Press reversed the decision to censor its articles for China Quarterly.

The ongoing ReDigi case raises questions about the possibility of a used ebook market.

The NYT reissued the YA bestseller list after suspicion rose that the top title got there through nefarious means.