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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/25-9/29

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 year’s most-banned books deal mostly with sexual topics and gender. The National Book Awards 5 Under 35 nominees were announced this week.  Online writing community and publisher Inkitt raised almost $4 million in funding for their site. Debut novelist Whitney Scharer fetched a 7 figure […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/18-9/22

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. Annie Proulx will receive this year’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. What Happened moved 300,000 copies in its first week on sale (and spurred controversy on Amazon). Rolling Stone is going up for sale. Google has integrated local library collections in its search feature. […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/11-9/15

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. Melville House is sending copies of A Citizen’s Guide to Impeachment to members of Congress.  The first author to write a novel on a computer has died. Bookselling Without Borders launched a Kickstarter to fund scholarships to international book fairs. Half of the authors on the shortlist […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/4-9/8

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 is seeking out a location for a second American headquarters. Kobo rolled out audiobook sales and a corresponding subscription plan this week.  Conservative publisher Regnery has cut ties with New York Times, citing the paper’s “liberal bias.” James Patterson is donating $1.75 million to school […]

NYC Area Job Alert at NYU Center for Publishing

We interrupt your regular Trendsetter programming for a special announcement: Calling all experienced Trendsetters! Our friends at the New York University Center for Publishing are looking for an Assistant Director for their programs. Job description: The Center for Publishing is seeking an individual to assist the Director with the strategic and administrative planning, policy development for the department. Responsibilities include: plan for and manage the Summer Publishing Institute including all pre-program recruitment, admission, marketing and direct communication with interested and accepted students. Administer all on site aspects of the program […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/28-9/1

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. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, New York publishers and Houston bookstores are lending a hand. Despite community objections, the library system of Escondido, CA will be privatized. The Book Industry Study Group changed its governing structure. An alt-right children’s book was pulled over copyright infringement. […]