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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/11-2/15

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.

White House tell-all author Cliff Sims is suing Donald Trump over Trump’s use of NDAs.

Amazon has canceled its plans for a Queens-based HQ2.

Verso Books is launching a translated fiction imprint.

Not only is McNally Jackson is keeping its lease, it’s expanding.

Betty Ballantine, paperback pioneer, has died at 99.

Bonus: Philadelphians, watch out for a book thief with rarefied taste.

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/4-2/8

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.

Authors Rosamunde Pilcher and Carol Emshwiller have passed away.

J.D. Salinger‘s long-rumored later works are being published by his family.

Jill Abramson‘s new book is under fire for alleged plagiarism

French authors spoke out against the Salon du Livre‘s use of English. 

Despite a scandal engulfing its author, the new AJ Finn novel will be released as planned.

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/28-2/1

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.

PRH has shuttered Spiegel & Grau

Following intense criticism, the author of Blood Heir is delaying the book’s publication.

Pegasus Books and Otto Penzler are launching Scarlet, a new company focusing on female readers.

The Man Booker Prize will no longer be sponsored by Man Group.

Amazon yanked – and then restored – Vox Day’s publishing company.

Bonus: The Old Man and the Sea is coming to the stage, thanks to one of Papa’s old friends.

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/21-1/25

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.

A group of Parkland survivors have published an anthology, Parkland Speaks.

Wattpad launched a direct publishing division.

Finalists have been announced for the National Book Critics Circle Awards and the PEN America Literary Awards.

50 Shades author E.L. James has a new novel coming this spring.

Horror bookstore Dark Delicacies raised enough money to stay open, thanks to fans like Neil Gaiman, Guillermo del Toro, and Cory Doctorow.

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/14-1/18

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.

Netflix is being sued by the creators of the “Choose Your Own Adventure” series.

Bestselling novelist Sherrilyn Kenyon accused her husband of trying to poison her.

The 2019 Walter Dean Myers Awards winners are here.

The Internet Archive‘s Open Library received a cease-and-desist over alleged copyright infringement.

Widely-loved poet Mary Oliver, 83, has died.

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/7-1/11

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.

HarperCollins Children’s Books is launching a monthly podcast.

Europa Editions will add a new nonfiction imprint.

Jeff Kinney’s Wimpy Kid series is getting a companion.

The Drama Book Shop’s new owner is longtime ally Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos are splitting up after 25 years of marriage

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/31-1/4

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 Millions was acquired by Publishers Weekly.

The pool of public domain works has expanded for the first time in 20 years.

Queer Eye‘s Karamo Brown announced an upcoming memoir.

Christian publishing’s Bruce Nygren is retiring.

McNally Jackson may not be moving after all.

Sixth Annual Best of the Best of 2018 Lists

We know – it’s been a long year. But before we bid 2018 farewell for good, there’s still some housekeeping to do. Here at Trendsetter, we’re continuing our annual tradition of compiling the internet’s book opinions (good, bad, and ugly) into one mega-post. What are you waiting for? Let’s reminisce.

Best list of words most often used on our homepage.

Best list of best epigraphs.

Best list of (some of) the best LGBT writing.

Best list for making that Tournament of Books bracket.

Best list of long reads from Longreads.

Best list of tomes for tots

Best list of best poetry.

Best list of books from or about Africa.

Best list of democratically-selected best books.

Best list of best covers (not that you’d judge).

Best list of books about the best music.

And the perennials:

Best list of your faves’ faves.

Best list for the completionist, the curious, or the reader with FOMO.

Best list of best-of lists.

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/24-12/28

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.

Israeli author Amos Oz and Audrey Geisel, widow of Dr. Seuss, have passed away.

Publishers Weekly chose the publishers of books about Trump as Persons of the Year.

Barack Obama‘s favorite book this year is no surprise.

A Sacramento man stole over $100,000 worth of library books and DVDs.

Widespread printing logjams derailed Christmas book sales

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/17-12/21

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.

NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, 100, will release a middle-grade memoir next summer.

Donadio & Olson’s bookkeeper will serve two years for the theft that destroyed the agency.

The comic series Border Town has been canceled after its co-creator was accused of sexual harassment.

Rowman & Littlefield acquired much of Hal Leonard’s performing arts list.

InkyPen is launching a Nintendo Switch-exclusive comics subscription.