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Monthly Archives: September 2016

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/26-9/30

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. Authors can now do giveaways with their books via Nook Press. The National Book Awards 5 Under 35 nominees were announced this week. James Patterson halted the publication of a book titled The Murder of Stephen King. Penguin Random House unveiled a new sci-fi and […]

Book Jobs Not by the Book: Rachel High, Publishing and Marketing Assistant for The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Rachel High is Publishing and Marketing Assistant at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has presented on her work at The Met at the 2016 National Museum Publishing Seminar. Prior to working at The Met, Rachel freelanced at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum where she started her museum publishing career as an intern. She received her B.A. from New York University and is currently pursuing a M.A, in Art History at Hunter College. What was your first exposure to book business and what were the most important things you gained from it? I fell […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/19-9/23

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 eighteen Kirkus Prize finalists have been announced. Eleven-year-old Marley Dias of #1000BlackGirlBooks has teamed up with Elle to create a zine. Google Books is launching a “Discover” feature to better help you find things to read. Barnes & Noble Education considers switching its focus away from […]

Internview: Goodbye from Margo

Our intrepid summer intern, Margo, left the Publishing Trends/Trendsetter offices last week to return to University of Chicago. She was a huge help to us this summer – as you’ll see below – helping keep Trendsetter full of content and putting together one of Publishing Trends’ most popular and important features. Margo shared with us some of her favorite parts of the summer, and with this we thank her for all of her hard work and bid her a fond farewell. What specific tasks or projects completed across the semester […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/12-9/16

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. The National Book Awards longlists, as well as the Booker Prize shortlist, were released this week. Amazon has added assorted Audible privileges to their Prime membership. On Wednesday, Carla Hayden was sworn in as the new Librarian of Congress. Lonely Planet is starting a new imprint called […]

Translation in the English-Speaking World

Translations are an integral part of the publishing industry. They are potentially invaluable to shaping young minds, breaking down cultural barriers, and furthering the development of modern languages; literature in translation accounted for 13 percent of The New York Times’ list of the 100 most notable books for 2015. And yet, the English-speaking world produces translated titles at a very small rate. Salman Rushdie called the low number of translated books into English in America “shocking,” and Literature Across Frontiers Director Alexandra Büchler said that the percentage of books published in translation […]

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

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. NetGalley announced its new partnership with CBA, a leading Christian retail association. Barack and Michelle Obama may be writing their memoirs after leaving office. The inaugural Dragon Awards have concluded, and here are the winners. Gabriel García Márquez will be the face of the Colombian 50,000 peso […]

Three-Martini Lunch: A Trendsetter Roundtable

America’s love affair with the mid-century is undeniable, if a little complicated. Combine the fifties with that other great American obsession, gossip, and you’ve got a story on your hands, as Suzanne Rindell demonstrates in her new novel, Three-Martini Lunch (Putnam, 2016). Rindell tells the overlapped tales of three up-and-coming talents in the Manhattan publishing scene – Cliff, Eden, and Miles – and their struggles to square their outsized dreams with reality. Things get messy and books get published, not necessarily in that order. Nina and Margo read it to see what’s changed and what hasn’t. Please […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/29-9/2

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. Hachette sued Seth Grahame-Smith, author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, for breach of contract. Penguin Random House has teamed up with the MTA to offer free ebook shorts to NYC-area subway riders. The Federal Trade Commission has begun to target scholarly publishers with predatory practices. […]