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Monthly Archives: August 2013

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 8/26 – 8/30

Every 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. **** Among other sensational and shocking news reported by the new biography Salinger, at least 5 new books by the late reclusive author are forthcoming. Fewer e-converts: the AAP reports that ebook sales this spring slowed from their triple digit growth of 2012. The […]

Profiles in Publishing: Karl Baedeker

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Name: Karl Baedeker Birthdate/Place: November 3rd 1801, Essen, Germany Publisher Associated With: Baedeker Claim to Fame: Oldest of ten children, he inherited the publishing company created by his grandfather in 1784. He worked as a bookseller while studying humanities in Heidelberg  before military service. He moved to Koblenz and established his own bookselling and publishing business in 1827 at only 25 years old. Later to become commonly known as “the father of modern tourism,” the company published travel guide books that uniquely included every detail a tourist needed for a successful venture. He […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 8/19 – 8/23

Every week we recommend 5 publishing news stories 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 TV bookclub is back, with The Today Show’s new venture. The first pick is The Bone Season, a dystopian novel from Bloomsbury. In a major reshuffle of two of the US publishing industry’s largest “intelligence brokers,” Nielson Bookscan acquired Bowker’s industry […]

Book Jobs Not by the Book: Hillary Doyle, Cross-Channel and Sub-Rights

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Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Hillary Doyle is a recent graduate of the Ohio State University, where she double-majored in English and Linguistics. She moved to New York City after graduating this May to start an internship at Scholastic on the Rights and Co-Editions Team. She is thrilled to now work at Scholastic full time as the Cross-Channel and Rights Assistant. ***** What was your first exposure to book business? What were the most important things you gained from it? My first job in book business was an internship at a very […]

Unpaid Publishing Internships: A Possible Solution

During The Great Canadian Publishing Tour, Erinne Sevigny traveled from Canada’s west coast to east coast and visited publishers of varying sizes and mandates–and blogged all about it. Self-publishing presses, small literary houses, houses experimenting with new models, and corporate multinationals all invited Erinne into their offices (and sometimes homes). While investigating the Canadian publishing landscape to prove that publishing was not dying, she also explored how the people (their histories and passions) and the spaces (their physical surroundings in both structure and geography) affected their books and business. This […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 8/12 – 8/16

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. **** Online writing platform Wattpad launched a new crowdfunding tool to help writers further their own publishing initiatives. Apple and the DOJ have marked their calendars for a May 2014 trial, in which damages–and corresponding penalties–will be determined. Summer reading didn’t get […]

Not New York: Building Book Culture in Dallas, TX

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by Will Evans Recently, I started a publishing house—Deep Vellum Publishing—in Dallas, Texas. When I tell folks that I’ve moved to Dallas to start a publishing company that specializes in world literature in translation, and the first thing I hear is, “Why Dallas?”, I can’t help but get defensive. My response tends to come out a little annoyed: “Why not Dallas?” Before moving to Dallas, I eagerly researched the city to discover where I would go to buy books, whose local literary events I could attend, and found that there […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 8/5 – 8/9

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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 CEO Bezos purchases The Washington Post, and everyone’s tweeting about it. Major publishers are objecting DoJ’s proposed punishments for Apple after the company was found guilty in ebook price fixing conspiracy trial. Japanese bookstore chain Kinokuniya aim take over the online […]

Author Perspectives Podcast: Laura Joh Rowland

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Join Lena Morris for an interview with Japanese historic fiction writer Laura Joh Rowland. The former quality engineer with Lockheed Martin at NASA discusses her transition from the scientific field to creative arts, the changing book industry with digitization, and what it’s like to write for such a specific niche. Laura’s new book, The Shogun’s Daughter, will be released this September. She is also working on her next book, number 18 in the series, The Iris Fan, which will release next year. You can visit her website at www.laurajohrowland.com or like her on […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 7/29 – 8/2

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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. **** Obama gives a speech at Amazon warehouse in Chattanooga, now available on the new Kindle Singles.. Overstock and Amazon declare pricing war, resulting in continually lowering prices in an attempt to out-discount the other. People around the world double-checked the definition of  “debate” […]