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Monthly Archives: December 2014

Top 5 Publishing 2014 Reflections and 2015 Predictions

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. As we near the end of the year, we thought we would change things up and instead post 5 links to articles with predictions for the publishing industry in 2015. Digiday outlined what we learned about publishing this year, focusing primarily on web and magazine publishing. Publishers Weekly offers some ways we might improve diversity in book publishing like watching other industries and collaborating. Publishing Perspectives asked publishing executives to contemplate […]

Second Annual The Best of the End of the Year “Best of” Lists of 2014

As soon as December 1st rolls around, “best of the year” lists start flooding the internet. And just like you, our favorite best of lists are the ones about books, bookstores, next year’s books, book trends, and well, anything about books and reading. For the second year in a row, we’ve compiled what we think are the best best of lists for 2014. You’ll recognize a few of the best of series from last year’s post, but they’re new for this year. Kick back, relax, and prepare yourself for the […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/15-12/19

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. Macmillan and Amazon have made a multi-year deal. Apple is back in court for the ebook price collusion case with an appeal, but this time things seems to be going well for them. Google is considering adding a buy button and two day shipping to compete […]

Just Ask for It! The Art of Asking: A Trendsetter Roundtable

Amanda Palmer is a musician, artist, and entrepreneur of asking. Those who haven’t listened to her music perhaps know her from her Ted Talk, called The Art of Asking, which led to her getting a contract for a book with a similar title: The Art of Asking, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help (Grand Central, 2014). Palmer starts her story with her job as a statue in Boston, and takes readers on a journey throughout her life of asking for what she needs to keep […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/8-12/12

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. Hachette developed an ebookstore during its war with Amazon, but decided not to launch it. BookCon announced that it is working with We Need Diverse Books to create panels with prominent diverse authors. Melville House will publish The Senate Torture Report as a paperback titled The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture. The […]

Keeping the Conversation Going: Minorities in Publishing Podcast

Unsurprisingly, the internet is home to lots of publishing blogs. Some focus on trends, some news, some a smattering of publishing ephemera, and some a mix of all of the above. But few websites are dedicated to providing the industry with the reality check it needs. Jenn Baker and Bev Rivero started Minorities in Publishing as a blog and podcast series to get the conversation really started, and to keep itmoving, regarding the lack of minorities on publishing. The podcast is available for free on their Tumblr, and you can also find […]

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

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. Nook and Microsoft will split after a revision of their original deal. Google Books is back in court to determine whether or not their book scanning project is under fair use laws. Wattpad announced it will be adding a paywall to access some of the content on their […]

Event Recap: Happy Birthday, Margaret Atwood at 92Y

“Fewer than ten, but more than six,” is how many 75th birthday party events Margaret Atwood has had in the last few months.  The event at 92Y was one of the last and featured speeches from The Night Circus author Erin Morgenstern, author and Terrible Minds blogger Chuck Wendig, Magicians Trilogy author Lev Grossman, and surprise guest The Ocean at the End of the Lane author Neil Gaiman. Margaret Atwood, whose birthday is actually November 18th, is one of the literary staples of the publishing world and will probably remain […]