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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/19-2/23

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.

Milo Yiannopoulos has dropped his suit against Simon & Schuster.

Publishing startup Serial Box landed a $16.5 million seed investment.

McGraw-Hill will offer a rental program for textbooks and ebooks.

Evangelist and author Billy Graham died this week at 99.

The state of Michigan wants money from Curtis Dawkins‘s book to go towards paying for his own imprisonment

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/12-2/16

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.

The 2018 Youth Media Awards were announced.

Trump’s new budget takes aim at the NEA and NEH – again.

Barnes & Noble issued company-wide layoffs.

Amazon announced plans for its own shipping service.

A number of children’s book authors have been accused of sexual harassment (and two have been dropped by their representation).

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/5-2/9

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.

The comics industry is asking the New York Times to restore its graphic bestseller lists.

DC Entertainment plans to launch two new imprints focusing on younger readers.

Marvel’s new user-created content initiative turns out to come with some catches.

Cloudflare recently took down several domains registered to SciHub

America’s inclusion in the Man Booker Prize is being opposed by a group of British publishers and authors.

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/29-2/2

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.

The National Book Foundation added a prize for translation to its annual awards.

The University Press of Kentucky has been targeted by the governor’s budget

New imprints are coming from Scholastic and Kwame Alexander.

George R.R. Martin is funding a scholarship for fantasy writers.

Robert Riger, longtime friend of this site, has died at 57.

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/22-1/26

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.

Legendary author Ursula K. Le Guin has died.

The National Book Critics Circle named its 2017 award finalists.

Walmart is partnering with Rakuten Kobo.

InfoWars host Alex Jones is shopping a new book proposal.

Allegations against Garrison Keillor were released – and Keillor has pushed back.

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/15-1/19

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.

After nearly a decade, sister sites The Awl and The Hairpin are shutting down.

New Goodreads Giveaways rules may limit options for authors.

Some indie bookstores have repurposed Trump’s controversial comments to sell books.

PBS announced its lineup for The Great American Read.

Margaret Atwood drew criticism for her stance on the #MeToo movement. 

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/8-1/12

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.

Milo Yiannopoulos will now represent himself in the case against Simon & Schuster.

Penguin Random House bought Rodale’s trade book assets.

PEN America and PEN Center USA are merging this year.

Macmillan refused to back down from publishing Fire & Fury.

Big management changes were made at F+W

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

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.

An explosive new book about the Trump White House has been released early.

Jacqueline Woodson is the new National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

The Strand’s heir and owner, Fred Bass, died this week.

The Richard Avedon Foundation called for a new book about the photographer to be withdrawn from publication. 

At the Brontë Society, the appointment of Lily Cole prompted one member’s resignation.

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/25-12/29

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.

Joyce Carol Oates drew criticism after tweeting about sensitivity readers.

Audiobook subscription site Playster is raising its prices and limiting its collection.

Amazon‘s Alexa had its best year yet, with the app hitting #1 in the App Store for the first time.

Amazon also acquired a wireless security camera company.

New court documents have made Milo Yiannopoulos’s former editor’s notes on Dangerous public.

 

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/18-12/22

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.

Writer Patrice Nganang has been detained in Cameroon for publishing an article critical of the government.

The author of the viral hit “Cat Person” got a seven-figure book deal

Amid a feud with Cornel West, Ta-Nehisi Coates deleted his Twitter account

A Washington Post article about Jane Austen drew swift backlash.

Electric Literature‘s Okey-Panky is transforming as its editor-in-chief departs.