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Monthly Archives: January 2016

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/25-1/29

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 Smithsonian is releasing a series of educational graphic novels. Lee and Low released their Diversity in Publishing survey results, and the findings reveal that publishing is an overwhelmingly white and female industry. Amazon is testing Kindle-specific gift cards in Washington State. Flatiron Books is […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/18-1/22

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 Echo will soon read Kindle Books aloud, using text-to-speech technology. An 11-year-old girl from New Jersey, Marley Dias, started a book drive to collect 1,000 books with black girls as the main character. Scholastic recalled their book, A Birthday Cake for George Washington, saying it […]

Book Jobs Not by the Book: Swapna Krishna, Managing Editor of Panels.net

Swapna Krishna is the Managing Editor of Panels.net and a Contributing Editor at Book Riot. She lives in Washington, DC. What was your first exposure to the book business and what were the most important things you gained from it? I started my book blog (now almost defunct, but not quite dead!) in 2008, when publishers were scrambling to get coverage for books. The book review sections in print newspapers were closing, and publishers were starting to take notice of the growing influence of book bloggers. Basically, it’s a right […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/11-1/15

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 New Republic is up for sale as of this week. Penguin‘s Berkley imprint will be merged into the Putnam/Dutton. Scientists are creating an ereader style tablet for the blind. Google launched their Play Bookstore in 9 new countries this week. A Hong Kong publisher cancels the […]

Amazon and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year Abroad

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  * * * A recent article in The Telegraph calls 2015 “the year Amazon delivered on its founder’s vision.” The reporter James Titcomb explains that in 2015 Amazon grew to double its share price, finally became profitable, and is now “almost untouchable as an online retailer” due to its streamlined delivery  service. While it’s been a good year in many respects, the company has also had its share of troubles – facing government investigations, employee […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/4-1/8

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. Gene Luen Yang was named the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. Comic book artists are boycotting the Grand Prix d’Angoulême award after the nominee long list included no women authors. Five editors who work for a Hong Kong publisher known for its critical titles about Chinese politicians […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/28-1/1

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. Editor’s note: It’s an unsurprisingly slow week for publishing news, so we’ve mixed in some opinion pieces to round out the five links. Enjoy, and Happy New Year. The New York Times is launching a science fiction column by N.K. Jemisin. Despite earlier rumors to […]