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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 4/23-4/27

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 Orange Prize shortlist is out. First-week sales for A Higher Loyalty outpaced other political bestsellers. George R.R. Martin will release a new book this year…just not The Winds of Winter. A suspect was arrested in the Golden State Killer case just months after […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 4/16-4/20

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. W.W. Norton will launch a children’s imprint. The Center for Ray Bradbury Studies won a grant to preserve the late author’s papers. The 2018 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced Tuesday.  Two Parkland shooting survivors are publishing a book. The head of the Swedish Academy stepped […]

The YA Formula for Female Protagonists

When you think of Young Adult Literature, what pops into your head? Every Jesse Green book? Cheesy first love stories? Sad first love stories? Twilight? Over the last decade YA has evolved. You don’t see many books like Sweet Valley High anymore or Gossip Girl—two book series based off a pair of perfect blonde rich girls. Instead we’re seeing more diversity, both ethnically and politically. If a character is LGBTQ, their sexuality doesn’t have to be the plot, as author Bill Konigsberg describes in his blog. But even though YA […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 4/9-4/13

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. New releases are coming from Malala Yousafzai’s father and J.R.R. Tolkien. Skyhorse underwent a major reorganization this week.  The ALA released its annual list of most-banned books. Our Bodies, Ourselves will cease publication after fifty years. The Nobel Prize committee for literature is facing a […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 4/2-4/6

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 Anita Shreve and literary benefactor Drue Heinz died this week. The 2018 Hugo Award nominees have been announced. The CEO of Killer Nashville is launching Clay Stafford Books. Garrison Keillor, fired for allegations of sexual misconduct, wants to bring The Writer’s Almanac back to […]