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Monthly Archives: April 2015

Book Jobs Not by the Book: Amy Gall, Program Manager at National Book Foundation

Amy Gall writes, creates, and sometimes sleeps in Brooklyn.  Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in PANK, Joyland, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and The Lambda Literary Review, among others. She earned her MFA in creative writing from The New School and is currently a Program Manager at The National Book Foundation.   What was your first exposure to book business and what were the most important things you gained from it?   My first job out of college was working as executive assistant to Denis Kitchen.  He has several literary […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 4/20-4/24

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. Goodreads added free audio samples to its website this week. The 2015 Pulitzer Prizes were announced. After the announcements, it was revealed that the Pulitzer Prize Board asked for an additional nomination for the fiction prize before making its decision. Two Hugo science fiction award nominees withdrew […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 4/13-4/17

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. HarperCollins and Amazon reached an agreement. Nielsen announced a new partnership with OpenBook, a book tracking service in China. 3M Cloud Library’s digital lending services are expanding into the UK and Australia. The ALA released 2014’s most challenged and/or banned books in the United States. London publisher Faber has […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 4/6-4/10

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. Hachette and Penguin Random House issued statements in support of revising the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indiana to bar discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. After negotiating a new contract with Amazon over the last few months, HarperCollins is expected to announce its plans to […]

Aiming for the Top: WNBA’s Women Executives in Publishing Panel

Last night, the Women’s National Book Association hosted a Women Executives in Publishing panel event and invited the Young to Publishing Group to attend.  Although the event was aimed toward giving young women advice to succeed in the publishing industry, much of the advice was pertinent to any individual interested in reaching the executive level. The panel included Harlequin’s VP of Editorial Margaret Marbury, Simon Pulse and Aladdin Books VP, Publisher Mara Anastas, Penguin Random House SVP, Director, Consumer Marketing Development Amanda Close, and HarperCollins President, Children’s Susan Katz.  It […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 3/30-4/3

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. HarperCollins and Amazon’s contract negotiations appear to be going poorly. Purdue University has been sued by their college bookstore to reveal the details of their contract with Amazon. Amazon has moved their drone testing to Canada as the FAA won’t greenlight Amazon’s drone testing in […]