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Monthly Archives: October 2014

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/27-10/31

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. Sony is developing a new DRM that would allow the sale of used ebooks. Doubleday and Vintage Books announced the launch of a new imprint with movie company Blumhouse Productions. Here are the highlights from Literary Agent Andrew Wylie’s keynote address at the International Festival of […]

“Will Amazon Lead Us to the Golden Age of Books?”: A Panel Event

What do you get when you put an author, an executive editor, a bookstore owner, and a radio host into a room together and ask them about Amazon’s influence on the book publishing industry?  Hosts New America Foundation NYC and Slate’s Future Tense gave people a chance to find out last night with the “Will Amazon Lead Us to the Golden Age of Books?” panel event. The panelists dove right into discussing Amazon’s influence on the book industry and its even larger influence on getting everyone involved in discussing the book […]

Adventures in Grown Up Reads for Young Adults

Editor’s note: This post was also featured on our parent site, Publishing Trends. When someone says “YA” the assumption is he or she is referring to YA fiction. It might be time to retire that assumption. There’s a new(ish) YA in town: young adult nonfiction adaptations. This is a genre of young adult books adapted from books written for an adult audience. We’re certainly not the first to notice this phenomenon, The New York Times, The Awl, and Stacked Books have all covered it. But the question remains, why is […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/20-10/24

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. Amazon and Simon & Schuster inked a deal this week after months of negotiation. Both Atavist Books and Beacon Hill Press announced they will close before the end of 2014. The New York Review of Books and Vice have partnered up to produce a series of videos. Indies First […]

Digital, Digital, Get Down: Insights from Attending the YPG Digital: Innovative Imprints Panel

“Who here works specifically in a digital area of publishing?” panel moderator Carly Hoogendyk’s question was met with a smattering of raised hands in the crowded Random House conference room. “Who doesn’t deal with digital properties?” About the same number of people raised their hands, a number nowhere close to the majority of young publishing employees gathered on Wednesday, October 23rd for the YPG Digital: Innovative Imprints panel hosted by Young to Publishing Group . The answers were indicative of how many young publishing employees work in a sector of traditional publishing […]

Book Jobs Not by the Book: Maris Kreizman, Publishing Community Manager at Kickstarter

Maris Kreizman is a Publishing Community Manager at Kickstarter. She was previously the Editorial Director of Digital Content for Barnes & Noble/NOOK and a book editor at Free Press/Simon & Schuster and Counterpoint/Basic Books. She’s also the creator of Slaughterhouse 90210, a blog and soon-to-be book (Flatiron Books, 2015) that celebrates the intersection of her two great loves–literature and TV. What was your first exposure to book business and what were the most important things you gained from it? I was a member of the last of class of the Radcliffe Publishing Course (now the Columbia Publishing […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/13-10/17

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. French publishers were warned by The Group for the Development of Digital Reading that Scribd may be making titles available on their platform without publisher permission. It was a big week for book awards: the Man Booker Prize was awarded to Australian Richard Flanagan and the National […]

Libraries and Licensing

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  * * * With the ever-increasing importance of libraries as a way readers can discover new authors and books, and the growing popularity of digital access, we thought it was time to post a comprehensive update on libraries and ebook licensing. It’s important to recognize that the large majority of libraries license, rather than buy, their ebooks.  This is a critical difference, because in licensing contracts, the first sale doctrine does not apply. For those […]

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

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. French author Patrick Modiano wins the Nobel Prize in Literature. Amazon will open a pop-up shop in midtown Manhattan for the holidays. Bertelsmann might be planning to increase its ownership of Penguin Random House by buying shares from Pearson. Adobe’s new ebook software tracks its users’ reading habits. Bringing two of his business […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/29-10/3

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 all week, these should help keep you in the know. Romance publisher Ellora’s Cave filed a lawsuit against Dear Author for reporting on the publisher’s financial issues. The Authors Guild met with the Department of Justice in August regarding the Amazon’s business practices. Danish publisher Egmont is selling their US division. Fresh off of opening […]