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Monthly Archives: September 2013

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 9/23–9/27

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. The Goodreads controversy continues, as many users disapprove of new policies that allow for deletion of posts that center on author behavior instead of the author’s works. Simon & Schuster is offering eBooks to schools, usable by one student for one year, stating that the new format […]

Bye, Guys; Be Nice: Thoughts on Peer Mentoring & Fond Farewell

More than two years after I (somehow) convinced my extraordinarily generous bosses to let me start a Publishing Trends spin-off for young publishing professionals, I’m off to start something new: I’m headed off to work in Subsidiary Rights at Simon & Schuster. I would never have pursued this new area of book business as I have without the perspective my job at Trendsetter provided. So, for me at least, Trendsetter has more than delivered on its founding goal of enriching young book professionals’ careers by giving a “birds-eye view” of the […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 9/16 – 9/20

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. James Patterson plans to donate $1 million to indie bookstores to help sustain them. Formal changes announced in The Booker Prize nominations: eligibility has been expanded to books originally written in English and published in the UK. The Longlist for the National Book […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 9/9 – 9/13

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. Harper Lee has settled in her recent lawsuit involving literary agent Samuel Pinkus. Potter fans around the globe celebrate the news that J.K. Rowling will be delving back into the Wizarding World with a new screenplay based on Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.  […]

In Orbit: The Joys of Working in a Satellite Office

Common wisdom generally states that, short of becoming a Rockette or a ticket-taker at the Empire State Building, there are few careers likely to place you in New York faster than publishing. While it’s true that almost everyone with weight to throw around the global book industry has a foothold in the City That Never Sleeps, it’s also important to note that, even in the past, a sizable portion of the publishing houses housed in New York were and are satellite offices of publishing corporations headquartered elsewhere: Hachette is headquartered […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 9/2 – 9/6

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. The DOJ’s final verdict against Apple is in, and the Feds seem to have gotten what they wanted. A new kind of matchbook collection: Amazon’s Kindle MatchBook will be offering the ebook/pbook bundling program people have been requesting for years. Digital community meets […]