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Monthly Archives: February 2013

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week: 2/18 – 2/22

Every week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young professional 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. This time, the Big 6 and Amazon are sitting in the same hot-seat: 3 indie bookstores have brought a lawsuit, alleging DRM as an unfair business practice. Grand Central Publishing announced expansion of Romance imprint Forever and e-book counterpart Forever Yours  to upwards of […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week: 2/11 – 2/15

Every week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young professional 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. Our old friend the Department of Justice has cleared the merger of Random House and Penguin without requiring any conditions. More ebook news for Macmillan: Zola Books, will start selling Macmillan’s titles next week. Bowker, the digital data and ebook powerhouse, is taking more of their offerings to “The People,” […]

Not New York: Book Business & Publishers in the Twin Cities

The next stop on our whirlwind national tour of publishing hubs are the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. Disclaimer: I have never been there. But based on what research and hearsay have told me, the Twin Cities area is one of the best metropolitan centers in the region. In fact, The Economist‘s Ryan Avent recently postulated that climate and economic conditions are driving more and more people west, and that the future is likely to see Minneapolis become the new New York. Whether Avent is right or not, […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week: 2/4 – 2/8

Every week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young professional 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.   And the other shoe drops: Macmillan, stalwart Big-Sixer left standing against the DOJ, has decided to settle. A Hot Topic this week is the newly launched Bookish,  “a one-stop, comprehensive online destination designed to connect readers with books and authors.” […]

Book Jobs Not by the Book: Brooke Palmieri, Antiquarian Book Dealer

Brooke Palmieri

 Brooke Palmieri is General Assistant and Cataloguer at Sokol Books, Ltd. in London. She kindly took the time to tell us a bit about how she ended up is such an old-school corner of book business, and why the way books were made and sold hundreds of years ago has lessons to teach even today.  **** What was your first job or internship in book business and what were the most important things you gained from it? I worked in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library as an undergraduate at the […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week: 1/28-2/1

Every week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young professional 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. Out of the labyrinth, into the library:Macmillan tries library ebook lending on for size with titles from their Minotaur imprint. Hilary Mantel Wins All the Things: Costa Book of the Year edition. Put away your kite, don your bifocals, and settle down […]