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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/24-7/28

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 longlist for this year’s Booker Prize is out. Legendary book critic Michiko Kakutani is stepping down from the New York Times. In gaming news, George R.R. Martin will contribute to a space-adventure video game, while Minecraft is getting its own novel. Rep. John Lewis became the […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/17-7/21

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. There will be two new Harry Potter books released in the fall.  Keanu Reeves co-founded X Artists’ Books, an art book publisher.  Amazon rolled out a social network, Spark, which encourages users to shop. Barbour Publishing is now employee-owned.  In an open letter to the […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/10-7/14

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. Denis Johnson will posthumously receive the Prize for American Fiction. Milo Yiannopoulos has lashed out at reports of low sales. Pearson sold $1 billion of its stake in Penguin Random House. Barnes & Noble named Carl Hauch its new Vice President of Stores. Dana Canedy […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/3-7/7

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. Warner Brothers and the Tolkien estate settled a lawsuit over licensing.  The Curtis Brown literary agency bought Ed Victor Ltd.  Overdrive was rebranded as Overdrive Rakuten. Christian Stores is launching an online shopping arm.  A lost Maurice Sendak book will be published next year. 

Focus On: Feminist, LGBT, and Black-Owned Bookstores

In the months since the election, a number of bookstores have taken up the activist banner – but they’re far from the first to do so. In fact, booksellers have been doing social justice work for a long time. The 20th century in America saw a boom in stores dedicated to fulfilling and celebrating long-marginalized populations, and the work continues today. So we’ve put together a brief overview of feminist, LGBT, and black-owned bookstores to help you dive into the world of activist bookselling. As the slogan goes, the personal is […]