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Monthly Archives: December 2012

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 12/17-12/21

Every week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young professional should read to feel more informed and 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. This will be the last “5 links” before the New Year. We at Trendsetter hope this year in book biz has left you healthier (ha), wealthier (HA!), and wiser, and we look forward to continuing adventures in 2013! […]

Profiles in Publishing: Liz Calder

  Name: Liz Calder Birthdate/Place: January 20, 1938, London Publisher Associated With: Bloomsbury Claim to Fame: While she began her literary career at Cape, Liz Calder felt bigger things calling by the mid-1980s. She cofounded Bloomsbury, which remains one of the most successful independent publishing houses. And this remarkable woman seems to have quite the Midas touch when it comes to literature: she picked up the Harry Potter series, as well as edited Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children (1981), Anita Brookner’s Hotel du Lac (1984), Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient (1992) and Margaret Atwood’s The Blind […]

Internviews: The End of the Road for Liz Janetschek

  Liz, our fantastic fall intern, bid us farewell last week. Like all our interns, we know she’s bound for great things. But before riding off into that promising professional sunset, we asked her to reflect a bit on what she’s gained (or uncovered) in the course of a not-quite-traditional publishing internship. Here’s what she had to say:     What specific tasks or projects completed across the semester do you feel were most valuable to your professional development? Writing online articles and managing our blog helped me professionally so […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 12/10-12/14

Every week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young professional should read to feel more informed and 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 has released their list of 2012′s bestselling books…3 guesses as to who’s first? Barnes & Noble announced the closing of Tikatok, as well as a plan to close approximately 15 brick-and-mortar stores by April 2013. HarperCollins […]

Book-Jobs Not by the Book: Rachel Fershleiser of Tumblr

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Rachel Fershleiser is the young book professional every young book professional dreams to be. Ten years into the publishing industry, Rachel has toiled for two of the big six, worked in the fabled land of bookstores, landed on the Times bestseller list, and (for now) settled into the ever-growing, ever-changing world of literary social media. Responsible for literary and non-profit outreach at Tumblr, Rachel chatted about how the advent of social media is affecting the world of literature. *** PT: What was your first job in the book business and what were the most […]

Profiles in Publishing: Sylvia Beach

Name: Sylvia Beach Birthdate/Place: March 14, 1887, Baltimore, Maryland Bookseller /Publisher Associated With: Shakespeare and Company Claim to Fame: American-born, Sylvia Beach first arrived in Paris at age 15, after her father Sylvester’s appointment as the assistant minister of the American Church in Paris. She moved back to America at age 18, but was unable to resist the pull of Europe, and soon moved back. Here, she discovered (her future partner) Adrienne Monnier’s bookstore, Maison des Amis des Livres. Inspired, Beach wanted to bring a branch of Monnier’s bookstore to New […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 12/3-12/7

Every week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young professional should read to feel more informed and 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 announced a new Amazon Marketing feature, Amazon Pages, which allows companies to integrate their presence on Amazon into social media & measure Amazon analytics. As per their settlement with the DOJ, Hachette has began to implement […]

Libraries and Ebooks: An Australian Perspective

  This is the first post by our new blogger, Kate McKenzie, based on research she’s done for her Masters in Publishing and Communications at the University of Melbourne. While there are differences between Australian and North American library systems and ebook policies, we’re excited to welcome Kate’s account of things in her hometown to help widen our picture of the way people are borrowing and reading around the world. **** Random House, one of the world’s biggest publishing houses, recently said that libraries do, in fact, ‘own’ their Random […]

Profiles in Publishing: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Name: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Birthdate/Place: July 28, 1929, Southampton, NY Publishers Associated With: Viking Press, Doubleday Claim to Fame: Jackie Kennedy is, quite obviously, most well-known for her position as First Lady from 1961-63 during the presidency of her husband, John F. Kennedy. However, after the death of her second husband, shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis, Jackie was offered a position as a consulting editor at Viking Press by an old friend. She worked there for two years before resigning over a bit of a scandalous snafu–a book was published under her (which she claimed […]

The Yeah Write Review

One of Publishing Trendsetter’s former interns (the intern that helped Trendsetter initially go live, actually), has launched her own literary review! Livia Nelson is selling digital as well as hard copies of the Yeah Write Review, which includes everything from writing advice to wonderful short stories. We at Trendsetter are very proud, and invite you to check out the premier issue, as well as Livia’s Yeah Write! tumblr, the popular blog that started it all.