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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/20-2/24

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. Simon & Schuster dropped Milo Yiannopoulos’s book deal; will anyone pick it up? The PEN America 2017 Literary Award Winners have been announced. Textbook publishers have new competition in Canadian startup Top Hat. Family Christian Stores is completely shutting down, and much remains unclear. During March, the Women’s […]

Turning the Virtual Page: Virtual Reality and Traditional Publishing

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  * * * When we first got Google’s virtual reality headset at my house, called the Google Daydream, I can’t say I was too excited. But then I tried it. I downloaded BBC’s The Turning Forest, grabbed the controller, and put on the headset. A man who sounded vaguely like Martin Freeman narrated a fairytale-like story that took place in a beautiful digital forest. The short tale is complete with a fantastical beast, an interactive […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/13-2/17

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. Author of the His Dark Materials series Philip Pullman announced his next series this week. Sarah Jessica Parker will chair ALA’s new book club. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is getting a new CEO.  Kindle’s new distribution platform is now available for use in beta form. Goodreads […]

Poetry, Prose, and Politics: Trendsetter at AWP 2017

No matter where it was held, the fiftieth annual AWP Conference & Bookfair was bound to be memorable: all golden anniversaries are. However, this year’s festivities happened to take place in Washington, DC, a mere three weeks after Inauguration Day. Conference dates and locations are chosen years in advance, but it felt right to be there – and truly, politics and protest were at the heart of the event. The conference was held at both the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and Marriott Marquis, only about a mile from the […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/6-2/10

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 German Book Office New York announced several changes this week including a new name.  The American Library Association is in an uproar over FCC changes to internet policy. Composer Stephen Sondheim will be honored with a PEN literary award. Audio Editions has been purchased by […]

The Beginner’s Guide to Comics Publishers

The Big 5 publishing houses are probably familiar to a newcomer to the industry, but they don’t publish everything: for comics and graphic novels, there’s a whole other set of heavyweights. Whether or not you’re a genre fan, it’s important to get to know these players. This edition of the Beginner’s Guide to Publishers Beyond the Big 5 is a list of the top earners in the comics market, plus a few other houses might be less familiar to you. Marvel and DC are very recognizable names, with a combined 70% share of the market […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/30-2/3

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 literary community responded to the Muslim travel ban in many ways this week.  Comma Press announced its plans to only publish works written by authors who live in countries affected to the Muslim travel ban.  New York City is rolling out a new reading […]