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4 Days in Literary Heaven: A First-Timer’s BEA 2013 Recap

Marnise was Publishing Trendsetter’s Spring 2013 intern, and kindly agreed to come to New York City for the week of BEA 2013 and give us her take on the whole thing. She currently works as a publicist for Entangled, and can be followed on her various adventures at @marnisetucker.  Last week I was lucky enough to attend the biggest book convention in the United States. For 4 wonderful days I was amongst the fabulous book professionals and lovers attending BookExpo America. Never having attended a convention of this magnitude, I […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week: 4/15 – 4/19

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. ****  Simon & Schuster has decided to give chicken libraries a chance, and announced the launch of a one-year ebook pilot program with three New York library systems. Higher learning for the shorter reader: The University of South Carolina Press has launched a […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week: 4/8 – 4/12

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.  **** Publisher Peter Campbell-Copp  of Historical Pages, received 6 months in jail for book fraud having plead guilty to 16 felonies and 4 misdemeanors. 0.O William Morrow, publisher of the late, award-winning writer and cultural icon Ray Bradbury, announces the release of 16 of Bradbury’s classic […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week: 4/1 – 4/5

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.  **** The EU says it’s a G-O, approving the Random House/Penguin merger. A good week for young, self-starting digital authors: Chronicle Books signed a first-time 22-year-old author for The Great Tumblr Book Search and Random House Children’s Books will publish 17 year-old Beth Reekles’ YA novel, The Kissing […]

Book Jobs Not by the Book: Nadine Vassallo, Book Industry Study Group

Nadine Vassallo

  Nadine Vassallo is Project Coordinator for the Book Industry Study Group, a non-profit trade association working to create a more informed, empowered, and efficient book industry. Before joining BISG in 2011, she held publicity, marketing, and book-selling positions with Penguin Group USA, Columbia University, and Borders. **** What was your first job in the book business and what were the most important things you gained from it? I started out as a Children’s Bookseller at Borders Wall Street in New York (RIP). I think time spent hand-selling books is […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week: 3/25 – 3/29

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.  **** The leading book-centric social media network, Goodreads, has been acquired by Amazon. This comes 7 weeks after Bookish, the book discovery and e-commerce website launched in February. If your looking for a Simon & Schuster title, Barnes and Nobles might not be the best place […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week: 3/18 – 3/22

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.  **** Bowker announced a new study with the spoiler-alert title: “E-Reading Habits Drive Market Share Growth of e-Retailers,” with data on both the U.S. and U.K. book markets. It’s a book! It’s a website! It’s a longform! Amazon has released the new ‘Send to Kindle’ Button. […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week: 3/11 – 3/15

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.  **** University Press of Florida has purchased  Seaside Publishing  known for it’s travel and cooking novels. After Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) major criticism of Random House’s contracts RH has made changes to their Hydra, Alibi, LoveSwept and Flirt imprint contracts, offering two formats he original profit […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week: 3/4 – 3/8

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.  ****  In a letter to I.C.A.N.N, The American Association of Publishers criticized Amazon’s bid for “.book” domain names. (icannletter) In the can-do story of the week, German booksellers not only say they don’t like Kindle, they start selling an alternative–the Tolino. Mark Suchomel, President […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week: 2/25 – 3/1

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.  **** Barnes & Noble Inc reported a net loss for the holiday quarter. Nook and E-book sales are down with revenue falling 25.9% Random Penguin’s good to go here in the US, but what will the Europeans have to say about it? […]