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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/21-11/25

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. Indies First Day will celebrate its third year this Saturday.  President Obama wrote a travel essay for Lonely Planet.  Publishers are in a mad dash to publish political books post-election.  Barnes & Noble hired a new COO, Demos Parneros, formerly of Staples. Amazon will no […]

The Beginner’s Guide to the Backlist

Historically, American publishing houses had three seasons a year: fall, winter, and spring. This had a lot to do with the physical limitations of selling and shipping books across the country, especially in the eras before air-conditioning and Skype. Most modern publishers still operate on two to three seasons a year, in part because it’s often easier to break a year’s business goals down into sub-goals. After six months, a once-new title is replaced by something even newer, and the focus of the industry moves on – and that’s where […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/14-11/18

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. Wednesday night’s National Book Awards offered stirring speeches. Bob Dylan won’t be attending the Nobel ceremony after all. Penguin Random House‘s employees will start 2017 with a new chairman and a student loan repayment program.  Barnes & Noble announced a new $49.99 Nook ahead of Black […]

The 11th Annual 5 Under 35 National Book Award Ceremony

The Ace Hotel’s Liberty Hall was filled to capacity last night for the National Book Foundation’s eleventh annual 5 Under 35 ceremony. The closing of powerHouse Arena over the summer prompted the event’s move to Midtown Manhattan. Though the space was smaller than last year’s, the crowd was no less lively. The cocktail hour preceding the official ceremony was well lubricated, thanks to the able bar staff, and attendees mingled with plates of hummus and charcuterie until the very seconds before the event officially began. After affectionately instructing the audience […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/7-11/11

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. American book publishers emphasize the power of books after the election.  PEN America composed a response to Trump’s election win.  Independent Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) approved a plan to merge with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) this week. Third quarter profit results came in for […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/31-11/4

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 rolled out a reading app for kids. Next year’s BookExpo America will be retooled and renamed. Bookstore and library records retain protection from search under the PATRIOT Act. Ron Boire is leaving Barnes & Noble with $4.8 million in severance.  Non-Prime members pay more at Amazon‘s physical bookstores. Bonus: Electric […]