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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 6/26-6/30

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. After much criticism, the TSA has abandoned a book-screening pilot program. Indie publisher Two Dollar Radio is opening a bookstore in Columbus. Penguin Random House is closing Blue Rider Press, while Crown Publishing Group is launching Currency, a new nonfiction imprint. Amazon Web Services will soon offer machine translation. […]

Romance as Resistance in 2017

It used to be I’d read one romance novel a year for my feminist book club. We started this  as a way to cleanse our palates after a particularly harrowing read, and then became a fun February tradition, a way to ease back into our monthly meetings after having a holiday break to read our January selection. This year, after our yearly romance read, I wanted more. I started buying discounted romance ebooks, checking them out from the library, and scouring Goodreads for suggestions on what else to read. I […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 6/19-6/23

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. Many major publishers back Greenpeace in their standoff with a logging corporation. Three textbook publishers have charged Follett with selling counterfeit textbooks.  Despite potentially losing their funding, the NEA awarded millions of dollars in grants this week.  HarperCollins will add over 15,000 ebooks to Hoopla, a […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 6/12-6/16

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. Tracy K. Smith is the new United States Poet Laureate. Amazon is buying Whole Foods. The 2017 Big Library Read began this week and will run until the 26th.  The Lambda Literary Awards were announced on Monday. David Grossman won the Man Booker International Prize on […]

How Did You Get Into Publishing? A Survey

It’s that time again. Every summer I get a flurry of emails from friends/family/fellow alumni, asking if I can offer their friend/niece/student advice on how to break into the publishing industry. I know I’m not alone in this – in fact, I’m imagining you nodding your head in agreement. You’d think at this point I’d just have a canned response of what to say to folks. And yet, every time I write out a different response depending on the person and their situation, not only because it’s the right thing […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 6/5-6/9

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. Overdrive unveils a new cost-per-circulation model for digital library assets.   Penguin Random House acquired popular literary clothing store Out of Print. The Kickstarter for The Well-Read Black Girl literary festival was successfully funded. Bob Dylan gave his Nobel Peace Prize speech in the nick of time.  […]

Trendsetter at BookExpo 2017, Day 1

This year saw the return of BookExpo – now minus the “America” – to New York City from Chicago. It was also my first time at the show, although I’m not new to conferences and conventions: I’ve been going to AWP and BookCon for the last few years. But those are geared to writers and readers, respectively, and as someone relatively new to the industry, I was excited to see how publishers get down. So on Thursday, I headed over to the Javits Center with a notebook, a phone charger, […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 5/29-6/2

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. James Patterson is giving more money to his Holiday Bookseller Bonus Program this year. Audible created a $5 million fund to commission new work from playwrights. Amazon will begin working directly with publishers. An ebook lending program from the Digital Public Library of America launches this fall. DC’s […]