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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/9-1/13

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.

 Amid plagiarism concerns, HarperCollins will stop selling a book by Trump aide Monica Crowley.

Barnes & Noble CEO Len Riggio doubled down on his commitment to physical stores.

Marvel will offer free digital back issues with purchase of mainline superhero releases.

Maria Pallante has been named the new head of the Association of American Publishers.

Slate explores the mechanics of the Milo Yiannopoulos book deal.

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/2-1/6

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.

Scribd no longer offers digital comics in their subscription model. 

Amazon will open two more physical bookstores in Manhattan and Boston.

Platform for digital publishing, Medium, laid off a third of their staff this week

HarperCollins is now full owner of HarperCollins Brasil

Librarians are creating fake patrons to save books from being booted from their system. 

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/26-12/30

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.

All Romance eBooks and OmniLit are shutting down on December 31.

Milo Yiannopoulos, notorious for his ties to the alt-right, struck a $250k book deal with Simon & Schuster, causing some backlash online.

The publishing climate in Hong Kong is characterized by fear.

Black comics creators are turning to Kickstarter to finance diverse projects.

Two losses for literature this week: actress and writer Carrie Fisher, and Watership Down author Richard Adams.

 

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/19-12/23

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.

Industry email newsletter GalleyCat has shut down

The founder of the infamous pro-Hillary Clinton Facebook group, “Pantsuit Nation,” got a book deal to much controversy

The company that develops E Ink devices, E Ink,  has opened an online store for developers.

Google is being sued over some internal policies, including needing to approve novels written about the tech industry by their employees. 

Barnes & Noble Education will open a very large store in Newark, New Jersey for the Rutgers-Newark campus. 

Fourth Annual Best of the Best of 2016 Lists

As soon as December 1 hits, and in a few cases even earlier (I’m looking at you, Publishers Weekly), the internet is filled with lots of hot, cold, and lukewarm takes of what was the best of the year. It’s tradition by now, and we here at Trendsetter both like to keep with tradition ourselves and acknowledge that the best kind of best of lists are the ones that have to do with books. So, without further ado, let’s begin with what some of the best (as very scientifically determined by your editor) best-of lists about books and reading for 2016.

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Best list of words most often used on our homepage.

Best list to find out one favorite read from some of this year’s buzziest authors

Best list to consult if you want to be prepared for this year’s “was the book or the filmed version better?” debates.

Best list of in-depth looks at the year’s most stunning science books

Best list to share with someone wondering why this was such a great year for comics.

Best list to scan when you need to grab a last minute gift for a book-lover.

Best list to make you feel like you didn’t read enough new books this year

Best list to peruse if you want to admire some beautiful book covers

Best list of 2016 literary TED Talks for those moments when you can’t be reading

Best list of titles to keep you organized and prepared for the next four years

And now for a few perennial favorite best of lists

Best list to see what every literary person you admire loved reading this year

Best list to go from a wide view of the year’s best books to the very niche category of long, geeky, NPR staff picks.

And as ever, last but not least, the motherlode of the year’s bookish best of lists

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/12-12/16

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 and HarperCollins are bringing Devotionals Daily to Amazon electronics.

The Association of American Publishers sent President-Elect Trump a letter about copyright.

Children’s Book Week will be seeing some changes in 2017.

Jaime Carey has resigned as head of development and restaurants at Barnes & Noble.

Macmillan and the New York Public Library are launching an imprint of books inspired by the library’s holdings.

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/5-12/9

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.

Several publishers are quickly pushing out books on the subject of a Trump presidency

Abrams has ceased publication of Bad Little Children’s Books after claims of racism.

Through their #GiveaBook campaign, Penguin Random House gave away 100,000 books in three days

Authors United announced it will merge with the Authors Guild

Bob Dylan wrote a speech to be read at the Nobel Prize ceremonies, since he will not be in attendance. 

 

 

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/28-12/2

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.

Julian Barnes, and some of his peers, have objected to American inclusion in the Man Booker Prize for Fiction.

Penguin Random House announced that it will cover half the price of a PEN America membership for interested employees.

Johanna Basford, adult coloring book doyenne, was appointed to the Order of the British Empire at Buckingham Palace.

Amazon is closing a North Carolina-based book-manufacturing warehouse next year, cutting 149 jobs.

Iowa is considering implementing an ebook sales tax, while the EU has announced that ebooks may be sold with a lower value-added tax rate.

This is a Post about Trendsetter Internships

Hey Trendsetters!

As you may have noticed, we offer internships on a rolling basis. We’ve been thinking that it makes the most sense to have a permanent space with information about that since we’re not always the best at remembering to repost it on BookJobs and NYU’s job board. (Thank you, BookJobs and NYU job board, for sending us so many great interns over the years!) We will continue to use those places, but this post will serve as a permanent spot for information about our internship. Still have a question that isn’t answered here? Comment on this post or email [email protected], and you’ll hear back from one of us soon.

A description of us:

Market Partners International, a consulting company that specializes in digital and traditional trade book publishing, is looking for an intern 2-3 days per week. 
The intern will serve as the main assistant for Publishing Trendsetter, a website aimed at those who have been in the book industry fewer than 10 years. Depending on the intern’s areas of interest and past experience, there may be opportunities to suggest and write original articles. The intern will also be integral in running Publishing Trends, MPI’s news website on happenings and trends in book business. From editorial meetings to research and writing, the intern can exercise his or her interests and strengths in this respected trade publication. 
This internship is an excellent chance to learn about book industry analysis and is suitable for someone who may have had a previous introduction to publishing but is interested in a more “macro” view of the business.

How long will it last?

A semester is the typical length, but we are flexible to the intern’s schedule and needs.

Where are we located?

Our office is near Grand Central Terminal, Manhattan, New York.

What’s the compensation?

We will provide a monthly Metrocard and will comply with any requirements to make the internship count for college credit.

How should you apply?

Please send resume and cover letter elaborating your specific interest and suitedness to this internship to Nina Sabak at [email protected]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/21-11/25

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.

Indies First Day will celebrate its third year this Saturday. 

President Obama wrote a travel essay for Lonely Planet. 

Publishers are in a mad dash to publish political books post-election. 

Barnes & Noble hired a new COO, Demos Parneros, formerly of Staples.

Amazon will no longer allow incentive-based product reviews and may delete existing ones.