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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Lifecycle of a Book: Latoya Smith, Editorial

Ah, Editorial…that most visible, coveted, and glamorous of publishing jobs…right? Or two truths and a lie? We left it to Latoya Smith at Grand Central Publishing to set us straight.  

Lifecycle of a Book: Joy Azmitia, Literary Agency

Yesterday, we featured Adam’s story of how he got the connection every author needs: an agent. Today, the charming Joy Azmitia talks about how this whole agent thing works–and how she works within it and the Lifecycle of a Bookas a whole.  

Lifecycle of a Book: Adam Gidwitz, Writer

We are thrilled to announce that our project Lifecycle of a Book is live and playing on computer screens everywhere. We wanted to know how young book professionals see themselves in the industry and the world, and asked them to tell us in their own words. We’ll work our way through the Lifecycle of a Book, starting with Adam Gidwitz telling us how it all begins. You can watch all the videos now, or watch the featured vlog every day.   

Kobo’s and My Brilliant Career: 2 Years In

Last night, at about 5:20pm Eastern Central Time, with a snap, crackle, and pop, countless other invisible reporters and I were let into the tele-press conference room to hear the Hiroshi Mikitani, CEO of Rakuten, speak about his Japanese company’s acquisition of the Canadian ebook enterprise Kobo. Mikitani was making the early-morning call from Tokyo, and sounded just about that far away. Through the static, I was able to pick up some of the basic facts: Rakuten started in Japan in 1997 and slowly began taking up more and more space in […]

This Month’s Career News

For almost 20 years, our parent publication, Publishing Trends, has listed the accomplishments of publishing colleagues and friends. It seemed fitting for Trendsetter to follow its lead. In this month’s career news, we have two changes to report: Brett Wright has joined Bloomsbury USA Children’s as Assistant Editor. He was formerly Editorial Assistant at Abrams Books for Young Readers and Amulet Books. Melanie Cordova, formerly at Hachette Book Group,  is the new Assistant Production Editor at Adams Media. Just updated: Heather Faulls is starting today as a Production Associate in Simon & Schuster […]