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Monthly Archives: April 2016

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 4/25-4/29

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. Barnes & Noble Founder Leonard Riggio stepped down this week. Tomorrow, 435 indie bookstores will participate in Independent Bookstore Day. Amazon continues its legal battle against alleged fake reviews. Readerlink Distribution acquired retail book distribution business ANconnect, which distributes to Walmarts and Sam’s Clubs. Beyoncé’s HBO special Lemonade featured poetry […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 4/18-4/22

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. Follett booksellers bought Baker & Taylor, which provides books and many other things to public libraries nationwide. The 2016 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced on Monday. Google won the long-running case filed against them claiming copyright infringement over their book scanning program. Amazon won a $30 […]

The Skinny on Temping in Publishing

Ever wondered what it’s like to work in a publishing house temporarily? One of our readers recently temped in the editorial department of one of the Big 5 publishers and answered all of our questions about her experience! How long were you a temp? I worked there for a little over three months. My role was to fill in for a SVP, Executive Editor’s assistant while her assistant filled in for a Publisher’s assistant who was on maternity leave. What were your day-to-day responsibilities? I was a temporary Editorial Assistant, […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 4/11-4/15

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. Random House is restarting their One World imprint under the leadership of editor Chris Jackson. Amazon announced a new Kindle model this week called Oasis. The First Lady of New York City, Chirlane McCray, is starting a book club. Hamilton: The Revolution was published this week […]

Full-Time Marketer, Part-Time Student: An Interview with Alaina Waagner

Sometimes, I think we all miss school a little bit. Maybe it’s having the opportunity to research something that interests you, or just having a group setting to discuss something in an academic way. Alaina Waagner actually took herself back to school after a few years off to get a masters in business all while working full time at Penguin Random House. She took the time out of her very busy schedule to tell Trendsetter what it’s really like to have a full time job and school at the same […]

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

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. Barnes & Noble is preparing to open four concept stores in 2017, including one in Westchester County, NY. Lena Dunham and her Lenny Letter Co-Creator Jenni Konner will start their own Lenny imprint at Random House. Actor Sir Ian McKellen has pulled out of his memoir deal, and […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 3/28-4/1

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. DC Comics announced that four of their comic books will be written by four different renowned YA authors. MIT Press, Princeton, and Yale Presses are combining their sales forces into one. James Patterson will donate $1.75 million to school libraries across America for the second […]