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Monthly Archives: January 2014

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/27-1/31

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. This week, Kate DiCamillo won her second Newbery Medal for Flora and Ulysses, and Brian Floca was awarded the Caldecott Medal for his book, Locomotive. Epic! Books, another “Netflix for ebooks” subscription service, was announced this week, but this one is specifically geared toward children. New business Book the Writer brings […]

Partners’ Corner January 2014

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  **** Partners’ Corner is a place where the principals of Market Partners International can share their observations of the publishing industry for the month. Recently we have been speaking to people outside publishing who might be candidates for a position we are recruiting.  They express concern about moving from whatever medium they are currently in – television, digital, music — to the world of book publishing.  In our recent series, Off the Beaten Path, which profiled publishing […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/20-1/24

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 Second Court of Appeals granted Apple a temporary stay of their monitor, a small win for Apple in this ongoing case. Amazon’s publishing arm announced a new Christian imprint called Waterfall Press. Android users got a treat this week with the release of magazine […]

A Trendsetter’s Guide to Conferences

Digital Book World is a two-day conference (with a third day of additional programming) that focuses on the digital aspects of the publishing industry and the ways in which book businesses are incorporating digital change into their products and workflows. Last week, at the Sheraton Hotel in NYC, I experienced my first Digital Book World– but even though it was my first DBW, it was not my first conference, and I thought I would share some of my best tips and tricks for getting the most out of your conference […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/13-1/17

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. It’s been a big week for ebook subscription services, both Oyster and Librify got significant funding. James Frey, the author famous for the scandal surrounding his book, A Million Little Pieces, signs a $2 million deal for a young adult series with HarperCollins for an premise […]

All About the Kids: Launch Kids 2014

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  *** It was a lively gathering at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers in NYC on January 13th, as professionals from the children’s book industry gathered for the Launch Kids conference as a part of Digital Book World. Early on in the program, Nielsen Book’s Jonathan Nowell and Jo Henry presented data stating that the main means of discovery for parents buying books for kids ages 7-12 comes directly from the child. While it was just one of many stats presented in a data-packed morning, […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/6-1/10

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. Ebook retailer and reading community start-up Zola Books acquired book discovery site Bookish for an undisclosed amount of money. The first ever 3-D printed book cover was released this week as special edition to the publication of Chang-rae Lee‘s new novel. Barnes and Noble names new CEO […]

The Joys of Being an Intern: A Roundtable Discussion Based on Ross Perlin’s Intern Nation

For anyone looking to start a career in publishing, the first step is getting a foot in the door. While entry level jobs usually represent the threshold, internships have almost become essential precursors to gain entry. Yet despite the importance of having an internship on your resume, internships can often be frustrating exercises, either consisting of coffee-fetching and paper-copying or exploiting young talent with high job demands and little to no pay. Internships have come under fire a lot in recent media, with some very prominent lawsuits even forcing major […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/26-1/3

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 since Christmas, these should help keep you in the know. After an almost year-long court battle, Illinois federal court rules that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes is public domain. After a pause,  Best Buy stores in the United States are selling some Kobo models once again. HarperCollins UK’s profits dropped significantly, though its market […]

Advice from Book Entrepreneurs Under 30

Earlier, we posted an article featuring four book entrepreneurs and their thoughts on how to succeed in the publishing industry despite being under the age of 30. In case you still need a little encouragement before you pitch your big idea to the world, here’s some bonus advice straight from the mouths of our three entrepreneurs themselves. Adam Gomolin: “Think really hard about the idea. Really do your research. Take apart your machine and put it back together in order to really understand it. Be diligent. Say thank you a […]