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Author Archives: Elisabeth Watson

Bye, Guys; Be Nice: Thoughts on Peer Mentoring & Fond Farewell

More than two years after I (somehow) convinced my extraordinarily generous bosses to let me start a Publishing Trends spin-off for young publishing professionals, I’m off to start something new: I’m headed off to work in Subsidiary Rights at Simon & Schuster. I would never have pursued this new area of book business as I have without the perspective my job at Trendsetter provided. So, for me at least, Trendsetter has more than delivered on its founding goal of enriching young book professionals’ careers by giving a “birds-eye view” of the […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 9/16 – 9/20

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. James Patterson plans to donate $1 million to indie bookstores to help sustain them. Formal changes announced in The Booker Prize nominations: eligibility has been expanded to books originally written in English and published in the UK. The Longlist for the National Book […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 9/9 – 9/13

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. Harper Lee has settled in her recent lawsuit involving literary agent Samuel Pinkus. Potter fans around the globe celebrate the news that J.K. Rowling will be delving back into the Wizarding World with a new screenplay based on Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.  […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 9/2 – 9/6

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. The DOJ’s final verdict against Apple is in, and the Feds seem to have gotten what they wanted. A new kind of matchbook collection: Amazon’s Kindle MatchBook will be offering the ebook/pbook bundling program people have been requesting for years. Digital community meets […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 8/26 – 8/30

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. **** Among other sensational and shocking news reported by the new biography Salinger, at least 5 new books by the late reclusive author are forthcoming. Fewer e-converts: the AAP reports that ebook sales this spring slowed from their triple digit growth of 2012. The […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 8/19 – 8/23

Every week we recommend 5 publishing news stories that the young professional 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 TV bookclub is back, with The Today Show’s new venture. The first pick is The Bone Season, a dystopian novel from Bloomsbury. In a major reshuffle of two of the US publishing industry’s largest “intelligence brokers,” Nielson Bookscan acquired Bowker’s industry […]

Unpaid Publishing Internships: A Possible Solution

During The Great Canadian Publishing Tour, Erinne Sevigny traveled from Canada’s west coast to east coast and visited publishers of varying sizes and mandates–and blogged all about it. Self-publishing presses, small literary houses, houses experimenting with new models, and corporate multinationals all invited Erinne into their offices (and sometimes homes). While investigating the Canadian publishing landscape to prove that publishing was not dying, she also explored how the people (their histories and passions) and the spaces (their physical surroundings in both structure and geography) affected their books and business. This […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 8/12 – 8/16

Every week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young professional 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. **** Online writing platform Wattpad launched a new crowdfunding tool to help writers further their own publishing initiatives. Apple and the DOJ have marked their calendars for a May 2014 trial, in which damages–and corresponding penalties–will be determined. Summer reading didn’t get […]

Publishing Trends’ Annual “Columbia Super-Grad”

“…although Typical Columbia Publishing Course Grad initially planned on going into wealth management, she chose instead to intern in the publicity department at Scribner, and hopes to one day work with New Adult fiction.”   Every year, the summer Columbia Publishing Course publishes biographies of the students who participated in that summer’s program. For the past 6 or 7 years, our parent publication, Publishing Trends, has selected the more outlandish exploits and accomplishments for a humorous composite biography. Most of the summer programs are wrapping up now, and no matter […]

Bright Young Things of Mexican Publishing: Alicia Flores

In honor of BEA’s International Market Focus on Mexico this year, we asked a few young Mexican publishing professionals for their take on the industry they’re simultaneously inheriting and helping to create. William Dietzel and Alicia Flores share their thoughts about their careers thus far and what might be next. **** Alicia Flores was born in Mexico City and studied linguistics at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana. She has worked as a reader, copyeditor, proofreader, and editor for several Mexican publishers, and currently lives in Oaxaca, where she moved seven months ago to work with Almadía Publishing as […]