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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/26-10/30

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. IndieBound is implementing a direct-to-consumer purchase option to their website. HarperCollins has purchased an ebook deals newsletter, The MidList. The company spun off from Barnes & Noble, Barnes & Noble Education, is “undervalued” according to Barron’s. German ebook subscription service Blloon will reportedly announce today that […]

Where Are They Now? Checking In On Kimberly Lew

Did you know this past May, Publishing Trendsetter turned 4? It’s an exciting milestone for us here at Trendsetter, and we thought it was time to take a look back to two of the editors who were there from the beginning. It’s been a little over a year now since Kimberly Lew has been a Trendsetter Editor, but she is very missed in this space. This week, we’ll be checking in on what’s new with Kim, and next week we’ll hear from Elisabeth Watson, the creator and former fearless leader of Publishing […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/19-10/23

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. The Publishers Weekly annual publishing survey revealed that employees are getting younger and houses still lack diversity, among other things. An Amazon SVP posted a statement claiming that the New York Times didn’t fact check the article about the company’s work culture. Publishers Weekly, Combined Book Exhibit, and […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/12-10/16

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. It was a big week for awards: Marlon James won the Booker Prize, The Kirkus Prizes were revealed, and the National Book Award finalists were announced. New York Comic Con had its biggest year yet with over 169,000 attendees. An international group of colleges and libraries […]

Bookselling at New York Comic Con

When my friend asked if I could be a bookseller at New York Comic Con I said yes before even looking at my calendar. Selling books! At Comic Con! There was no way I was going to miss it. I haven’t been a proper bookseller in a few years, and I’ve never been to ComicCon, but I was excited even though I had no idea what to expect. Here’s what I saw: Comic Con is a great place for book nerds. Obviously Comic Con has moved way beyond just comic […]

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

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. British bookstore chain Waterstones pulled Kindles from its stores due to low sales numbers. Belarusian non-fiction writer Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize for Literature this week. Barnes & Noble partnered with Samsung to release a new Nook tablet, called the Samsung Galaxy Tab E Nook 9.6″ Tablet. Global […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/28-10/2

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. The class action lawsuit against Pearson Education for not paying royalties correctly can continue, due to court ruling. The Folio Prize will not run in 2016 due to lack of sponsorship. Kobo announced a new loyalty program to get free ebooks. Little, Brown will publish […]