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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 5/26-5/30

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. Amazon and Hachette both made statements this week regarding their ongoing contract negotiations. Target announced that they are teaming up with Librify to sell ebooks through their stores. Kirkus Reviews is launching three new and substantial book prizes. Bonnier Publishing created a new children’s imprint in […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 5/19-5/23

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. Oyster and Scribd both strike deals with Simon & Schuster. Publishers might be able to learn a thing or two as The New York Times reevaluates its digital strategy. Smashwords partners with Overdrive to put more of its titles in libraries. Publishers Weekly is launching, BookLife, a […]

Lifecycle of a Book in Translation: Foreign Publisher

Just because a translator’s work is done, it doesn’t mean a book is ready to go straight into print. Joana Costa Knufinke is an editor at Cruïlla in Barcelona, Spain for middle grade and YA books in the Catalan language. In this video, Joana gives an inside look at the challenges foreign publishers face in finding the right books, selecting a cover image that will resonate with foreign readers, and everything in between. This concludes our Lifecycle of a Book in Translation video series, and we appreciate having you along for […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 5/12-5/16

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. Dean Baquet replaces Jill Abramson as Executive Editor of the New York Times. In an effort to expand its digital reach, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt acquires Channel One News. Jonathan Safran Foer, Toni Morrison, and other authors coming soon to your Chipotle cup. Rush Limbaugh wins Author […]

Lifecycle of a Book in Translation: Translator

Each step in Lifecycle of a Book in Translation is difficult, but one of the most important to get right is the actual translating. Marshall Yarbrough is translating a German series by Charlotte Link into English, and in this video, he talks about the process of breaking into the world of being a translator. Pro tip: You’ll have to be bad at it for a while.

Lifecycle of a Book in Translation: Literary Scout

Foreign publishers and agents don’t magically know what’s going to sell well in their markets. Sometimes they need a little help, and they can find it in the form of a Literary Scout. Scouts try to intuit what will be popular here and abroad– as you may imagine, there is a lot of reading involved. Cecilia Campbell-Westlind of Daniela Schlingmann Scouting Agency, based out of the UK explains her day to day as a scout in the video below.

Lifecycle of a Book in Translation: Foreign Rights Agent

As work on a book wraps up domestically, Foreign Rights Agents’ work is just beginning. Roberto Dominguez of ACER Literaria, based out of Madrid, Spain knows and works in Portuguese and Spanish speaking territories. He explains the intricate process of getting books and manuscripts in front of the right Editors in the right markets, and what happens after a book is purchased.

Lifecycle of a Book in Translation: Kristin Harmel, Author and Holly Root, Original Rights Holder

Two and a half years ago, Publishing Trendsetter launched an infographic called Lifecycle of a Book, which showed the process of publishing a book, from inception to final product. The infographic also came with accompanying videos of young professionals from each department talking about what they do and how they do it. We learned a lot, had a lot of fun, and hope you did too. We have rebooted the Lifecycle of a Book series and are thrilled to post our newest incarnation: Lifecycle of a Book in Translation, showing […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 5/5-5/9

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 is showing delays of up to 4 weeks on shipments of books published by Hachette Book Group. The O. Henry Prize announces its 2014 winners. Twitter users can now add items to your Amazon shopping cart with a hashtag. Now over 20,000 books from […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 4/28-5/2

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. News Corp announced that it will purchase Harlequin Books, making it a part of HarperCollins. There is a growing backlash against a new policy that disallows prisoners being sent books. Instead of toys, McDonald’s is now giving away Kobo ebooks with Happy Meals. Scribd adds 1,000 […]