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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/10-12/14

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.

An appeals court concurred that digital files can’t be resold.

Forbes released its list of 2018’s highest-paid authors.

Chronicle Books and LEGO struck a multi-territory publishing deal.

The FTC is reviewing Ingram’s possible acquisition of Baker & Taylor.

Tin House‘s 20th anniversary edition will be the magazine’s final issue.

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/3-12/7

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.

The Strand may be declared a city landmark – but not if the Strand can help it.

Online distribution platform Ganxy is closing on December 29.

Call Me By Your Name is getting a sequel.

A Pushcart-nominated poet was found to have plagiarized her poem.

Amazon HQ2 is running into significant snags in New York.

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/26-11/30

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.

Margaret Atwood announced a sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale.

Abrams pulled a forthcoming graphic novel after allegations of Islamophobia. 

Retired justice John Paul Stevens will have his next book out just weeks after he turns 99.

Roadblocks await Demos Parneros’s effort to dismiss Barnes & Noble’s countersuit.

Linda Fairstein‘s designation as the Mystery Writers of America’s 2019 Grandmaster was rescinded over her role in the Central Park Five case.

Bonus: The Bad Sex in Fiction Award finalists are here.

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/19-11/23

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.

Junot Díaz has been cleared of misconduct and returns to the Pulitzer board.

The Prix littéraire des collégiens has been suspended over its Amazon sponsorship.

Barnes & Noble unveiled an aggressive new store-opening schedule.

Chinese writer Tianyi faces a decade in prison for “producing and selling pornography.”

The White House Correspondents’ Dinner will have Ron Chernow, not a comedian, host next year.

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/12-11/16

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.

Legends Stan Lee and William Goldman have passed away.

The 2018 National Book Award winners were announced Wednesday night.

Michelle Obama‘s book debuted as a bestseller.

The announcement of Amazon’s HQ2 choice has already met with backlash.

The lawyers for Demos Parneros and Barnes & Noble met in court for the first time.

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

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.

Book critic Christopher Lehmann-Haupt passed away this week.

Bowker‘s ISBN-issuing site was breached and credit card info taken.

The protest-burning of LGBTQ library books in Iowa prompted many donations in replacement.

Amazon-owned AbeBooks retracted a decision to pull out of several countries after furious protest.

Two more foundations have called for the research they fund to be free for all to read.

Bonus: it’s only November, but Collins Dictionary has already announced their word of the year.

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/29-11/2

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.

Feminist poet and playwright Ntozake Shange died at age 70.

Barnes & Noble is countersuing ex-CEO Demos Parneros.

Simon & Schuster is launching a new imprint, Avid Reader Press.

An Iowan man checked out and burned several LGBTQ children’s books on Facebook Live.

Dr. Jill Biden announced a forthcoming memoir.

Bonus: A researcher in Antarctica stabbed his colleague, allegedly over book spoilers.

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/22-10/26

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.

Random House and Crown are merging.

A long-running copyright case has entered its tenth year.

The Great American Read results are in, and To Kill a Mockingbird is America’s favorite book

The Drama Book Shop is the newest victim of rising NYC rent.

The creator of the Shitty Media Men list has signed a book deal. 

Bonus: Stephen King let a group of Welsh teenagers option one of his stories for $1 – and it’s not the first time.

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/15-10/19

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.

PEN America filed a lawsuit against the president.

The 2018 Booker Prize went to Anna Burns.

After almost fifty years, Judy Blume sold the closely-guarded film rights to Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret.

Sony will begin using blockchain technology for its DRM.

Little Free Library founder Todd Bol died this week at 62.

BonusThe Great American Read is being dominated by…the British.

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.