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Monthly Archives: November 2015

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/23-11/27

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 is opening a distribution center in Brooklyn, NY. Bertelsmann is reportedly shopping for an equity partner in case Pearson wants to quickly divest their shares of Penguin Random House. The founders of Picture Book Summit are donating $7,000 to We Need Diverse Books. Claudia Rankine’s […]

Book Jobs Not by the Book: Wei-Ling Woo, Assistant Editor & Social Media Associate at PEN American

Wei-Ling Woo is the assistant editor and social media associate at PEN American Center. Prior to PEN, she worked as an editor at the independent publisher Epigram Books in her native Singapore, where she worked on projects as disparate as translations and cookbooks, and, along with the rest of the publishing team, championed the work of local writers and artists. She received her BA in creative writing and art history from Columbia University, and is an alum of the international writers’ residency Sangam House. What was your first exposure to book business […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/16-11/20

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 winners of the National Book Awards were announced on Wednesday. Taylor Swift teamed up with Scholastic to donate 25,000 books to NYC schools. The Harry Potter audiobooks are now available on Audible. The Pope announced that he will publish his first children’s book with […]

The 10th Annual 5 Under 35 National Book Award Ceremony

Last night was a celebration on many counts. First, it was the National Book Foundation’s annual 5 Under 35 event, honoring 5 novelists under the age of 35 to “highlight the work of the next generation of fiction writers.” Second, it was the 5 Under 35 award’s tenth year.  Third, LeVar Burton was the host! It was a literary-studded affair, from the authors being awarded,  to the the previous 5 Under 35 winners who nominated this year’s honorees, the attendees, and even the bartender and emcee, Rosie Schaap and Ben […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/9-11/13

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. Barnes & Noble announced plans for a new Nook Audiobooks app and website. Amazon will open an office in downtown Chicago. PEN International named its first female president, Jennifer Clement. A new museum dedicated to American writers will open in 2017 in Chicago. Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle […]

A Look Across the Pond: Breaking into Publishing in the UK

On Publishing Trendsetter, we try to tell you all kinds of stories about the many ways of getting into publishing, the many different ways one can get into publishing, and the different types of jobs one can get, and insight into publishing epicenters. It’s a fun way to spread our love of the industry! So you can imagine our delight when we discovered a publishing blog written by a young woman in the UK called Pathway to Publishing. We’ve had a great time reading her blog, and jumped at the […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/2-11/6

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 American Civil Liberties Union and two New Orleans bookstores have filed a lawsuit over a bill that requires bookstores to verify the ages of their customers. Four former Amazon delivery drivers are suing the company for depriving them of wages, benefits, and legal protections. […]

Where Are They Now? Checking in on Elisabeth Watson

Last week, we took a peek at what Kimberly Lew‘s life is like after Publishing Trendsetter. This week we check in on the woman who started it all, Elisabeth Watson. Publishing Trendsetter was Elisabeth’s idea that came to fruition in May 2011, and she has since then taken other, exciting paths in publishing. Read on to find out what’s new with Elisabeth and what she’s learned on her publishing journey thus far. Describe your current job: I’m currently a book scout, working for a mid-size literary scouting firm. I just started this […]