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Monthly Archives: December 2017

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/25-12/29

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. Joyce Carol Oates drew criticism after tweeting about sensitivity readers. Audiobook subscription site Playster is raising its prices and limiting its collection. Amazon‘s Alexa had its best year yet, with the app hitting #1 in the App Store for the first time. Amazon also acquired […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/18-12/22

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. Writer Patrice Nganang has been detained in Cameroon for publishing an article critical of the government. The author of the viral hit “Cat Person” got a seven-figure book deal.  Amid a feud with Cornel West, Ta-Nehisi Coates deleted his Twitter account.  A Washington Post article about Jane […]

Fifth Annual Best of the Best of 2017 Lists

It’s the end of the year, and the internet is ablaze with opinions. Many of them are bad, but the ones about books are good. Here at Trendsetter, we have a tradition of compiling these hot, and not-so-hot, takes into our own annual retrospective. So let’s take a look at the year that was the best way we know how: by tallying up all the reading we have left to do. Best list of books by black authors. Best list of books by Latinx authors. Best list of books you […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/11-12/15

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. The Merriam-Webster word of the year is “feminism.” The Handmaid’s Tale was 2017’s most-read Kindle and Audible book. Skyhorse Publishing will not unionize for now. Amazon announced a new review policy to fight spammers. A children’s book by James Baldwin will be reissued next year. […]

Goodbye Trendsetter!

Trendsetters, it’s time. After over four (!) years here and Publishing Trendsetter/Market Partners International, I’m moving on to a new job at HarperCollins. When I started here, Trendsetter was one of the things I was most excited about being a part of, and that enthusiasm remains. I love helping folks understand the publishing industry and helping them find their entry point, so I hope that I’ve been able to do that. It’s always been a great place for me to explore things about the industry that I didn’t fully grasp […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/4-12/8

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. Giuseppe Castellano, formerly of Penguin Young Readers, and Lorin Stein, formerly of The Paris Review, both resigned this week due to sexual assault allegations. Barnes & Noble’s in-store prices will now match their online prices.  Amazon has launched in Australia.  Company chairman Len Riggio bought […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/27-12/1

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. The Meredith Corporation, backed by the Koch brothers, has acquired Time, Inc. The Girls author Emma Cline is countersuing an ex-boyfriend accusing her of plagiarism. Marvel‘s new editor-in-chief admitted that he published work under a Japanese pseudonym. Amazon Publishing launched a new imprint, Amazon Original Stories.  This […]