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Monthly Archives: November 2014

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/24-11/28

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. JetBlue launched the Fly-Fi Hub service, which will provide in-flight reading materials to passengers through a partnership with HarperCollins and Time Inc. Amazon placed interactive ads in the New York City subway that allow consumers to browse for books while waiting for their trains. Ferguson Public Library remained open in […]

Book Jobs Not by the Book: Andy Meisenheimer, Freelance Writer and Editor

Andy Meisenheimer is a freelance writer and editor. He edits manuscripts for writers and for publishers, coaches published and unpublished writers in the art and craft of writing, and writes for fun and for profit. He is a fiction editor for The Red Fez, an online literary magazine. He lives with his family in New York City. Give us a little bit of your history in publishing, and how you got started freelancing. I started in college working at an indie bookstore, managing frontlist and backlist, among other things. From […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/17-11/21

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. Oyster started their own literary journal and created an Author Advisory Board. Google launched Google Contributor, a crowdfunding tool for publishers. Simon & Schuster lifted its required “Buy It Now” stipulation for digital library lending. The 2014 National Book Award winners were announced during the 65th Annual National Book […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/10-11/14

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. Amazon and Hachette have reached an agreement, bringing an end to their contract negotiations that began in May of this year. Reed Exhibitions announced that BEA and BookCon will have separate dates in 2015. Nook Media is expanding their author services offerings by adding print […]

Fanfiction and Fandoms: A Primer, A History

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  * * * The Magicians Trilogy author Lev Grossman in his 2011 Time article summarized the mentality surrounding fanfiction in mainstream culture as “what literature might look like if it were reinvented from scratch after a nuclear apocalypse by a band of brilliant pop-culture junkies trapped in a sealed bunker.” Now don’t get Grossman wrong—he is pro-fanfiction, but he also acknowledges that to outsiders, it’s an odd world of what some might call extremists. Despite […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/3-11/7

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. Scribd announced that they’ve added 30,000 audiobooks to their preexisting ebook subscription service for no additional charge. In more audiobook news, Barnes & Noble brought back their audiobook department which includes an app for the Android platform. This week Diversion Books launched EverAfter, an app […]