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Monthly Archives: March 2014

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 3/24-3/28

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. Amazon remains the number one seller of ebooks, but Apple and Barnes and Noble are in a tight race for second place. New York Public Library is working with Zola Books to offer a new system for book recommendations. Hachette’s UK counterpart, Hodder & Stoughton is […]

Book Jobs Not by the Book: Amanda Bullock, Director of Public Programming at Housing Works Bookstore and Cafe

Amanda Bullock is the Director of Public Programming at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in downtown New York City, where she organizes over 200 literary events a year and manages all of the bookstore’s social media. She is the co-creator and co-organizer of the Moby-Dick Marathon NYC (returning in November 2014) and the co-organizer of the Downtown Literary Festival.   ***** What was your first exposure to book business and what were the most important things you gained from it? I moved to New York City in 2006 with a dream of working in book publishing and landed a job […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 3/17-3/21

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. Penguin Random House acquires Santillana and extends its reach into Spain, Portugal, and Brazil. A New York Court ruled in HarperCollins’ favor in a copyright infringement case regarding the digital rights of Julie of the Wolves against Open Road Digital Media. Will Nook’s self-publishing platform for UK […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 3/10-3/14

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. Quercus is for sale, and Amazon is rumored to be interested in purchasing the independent publisher. Google is being taken to court by a group of parents outraged over app purchases made by their children. Amtrak is now accepting applications for their new writers residency […]

Book Jobs Not by the Book: Halimah Marcus, Co-editor of Electric Literature

Halimah Marcus is the Co-Editor of Electric Literature, a digital publisher based out of Brooklyn, New York, and its weekly fiction magazine, Recommended Reading. In addition to her editorial work, Halimah is also an author. Her writing has appeared in One Story, Philadelphia Noir, Sports Illustrated, and elsewhere. She has a Masters in Fine Art in Fiction from Brooklyn College. ***** What was your first exposure to book business and what were the most important things you gained from it? My first “job” in publishing was interning at Electric Literature, where I am now editor, though I suppose my […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 3/3-3/7

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. After four years of coverage, The New York Times‘ Julie Bosman is leaving the publishing beat. Ingram announced that it acquired CourseSmart, a digital course materials provider and previous competitor. No need to feel left out from all of the AWP coverage, The New Yorker shares one […]