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Monthly Archives: June 2013

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 6/24 – 6/28

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. ****  Barnes & Nobles rethinks the Nook after sales of the e-reader device plummeted in the last quarter. Right after Apple’s Ebook trial ended, a new publishing industry legal battle ensues as Penguin and Authur Solutions seek dismissal of class action suit. […]

Profiles in Publishing: Henry Holt

Name: Henry Holt Birthdate/Place: January 3rd, 1840, Baltimore, Maryland Publisher Associated With: Henry Holt and Company Claim to Fame: Holt graduated from Yale before entering Columbia Law School. He entered the publishing business with the late G. P. Putnam in 1863, another important figure in publishing and later a major figure behind the Penguin Group.  In 1866, Holt joined Frederick Leypoldt’s publishing company, the founder of publications like Publisher’s Weekly and Library Journal. It later became Henry Holt and Company in 1873 when Leypoldt decided to devote himself to bibliographical work. Henry Holt and Company is […]

Q&A with Donna Kaufman: Getting Bookstore Owners Off to a Great Start

Donna Kaufman is the co-founder of Paz & Associates, a Bookstore Training and Consulting Group. The former bookstore manager decided to assist aspiring bookstore owners all over the world in success during an era when stores are rapidly becoming virtualized. She spoke we us about the best parts of her job and about making sure new booksellers have the tools to contribute to book business and their communities for years to come. **** How did you get involved with the industry? In 1982, after I’d graduated from college, I got a job […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 6/17 – 6/21

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. **** The Jim Henson Company and Grosset & Dunlap of the Penguin Young Readers Group is accepting writing submissions until the end of the year to find the author for a new novel set in the world of Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal. […]

Book Jobs Not by the Book: Grace Moss, at the German Book Office

Grace Moss is the Assistant to the Director at the German Book Office New York. She came to New York in 2012 to chase her dream of working in publishing by interning with the Waxman-Leavell Literary Agency, and rather quickly moved on to the GBO, where she happily helps to promote German authors through events and various programs. ***** What was your first exposure to book business (internship or first job) and what were the most important things you gained from it? I interned at the Waxman-Leavell Literary Agency, which is full […]

Books Abroad: Australian Publishing and Book Business in Melbourne

  We inaugurate “Books Abroad”, our international version of “Not New York”, with a post from Kate McKenzie on her hometown, Melbourne, Australia. Just as we want to widen horizons and make connections beyond “NYCentric” book business in the US, we also want to explore other publishing hubs around the world. Shannon will continue her explorations, and we’ll also welcome profiles from other guest contributors. Like any travelers, we’re on the hunt for communities small and large, landmarks and little-known treasures. All aboard for Books Abroad! **** I’ve lived in […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 6/10 – 6/14

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. **** Amazon expanded the Kindle to China, now available online at Amazon China and major electronic retailers. The Apple EBook Antitrust Trial continues as interactions between Steve Jobs and current Senior Vice President Eddy Cue are brought to trial. Marcus Books, the nation’s […]

5 Reasons You Might Want to Get into Academic Publishing

My aspirations in publishing almost always come up when discussing life after college. The world I may be soon working in–according to friends of my parents and neighbors I run into in the supermarket–is incredibly glamorous. My excitable hairstylist asked me last week, “When will you get to meet the lady who writes Harry Potter?!” For most, the world of publishing is represented almost wholly by the goings-on of the trade sector, so it’s not hard to see why I figured I’d inevitably want to end up inking big fiction […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 6/3 – 6/7

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. **** More drama sparks from the Apple eBooks trial as focus shifts the blame Amazon’s pricing methods. (Need to brush up on the backstory? Check out our Agency Model infographic) French cultural minister says Amazon is “destroying bookstores” as she attempts to implement a […]

Not New York: Book Business and Publishers in Boston

Well, readers, we have finally come to the end of our cross-country perambulation of the nation’s publishing powerhouses that are not New York. To conclude our journey, we take you to Boston, a city which has recently shown us its mettle by pulling together in the face of tragedy. Boston is a city with a lot to be proud of—its history, its universities, its sports teams, and, of course, its book culture. It’s best to start with Bookbuilders of Boston, a non-profit with an aim to bring together people from […]