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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 6/12-6/16

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. Tracy K. Smith is the new United States Poet Laureate. Amazon is buying Whole Foods. The 2017 Big Library Read began this week and will run until the 26th.  The Lambda Literary Awards were announced on Monday. David Grossman won the Man Booker International Prize on […]

Trendsetter at BookExpo 2017, Day 1

This year saw the return of BookExpo – now minus the “America” – to New York City from Chicago. It was also my first time at the show, although I’m not new to conferences and conventions: I’ve been going to AWP and BookCon for the last few years. But those are geared to writers and readers, respectively, and as someone relatively new to the industry, I was excited to see how publishers get down. So on Thursday, I headed over to the Javits Center with a notebook, a phone charger, […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 5/29-6/2

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 is giving more money to his Holiday Bookseller Bonus Program this year. Audible created a $5 million fund to commission new work from playwrights. Amazon will begin working directly with publishers. An ebook lending program from the Digital Public Library of America launches this fall. DC’s […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 5/15-5/19

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. Harlequin shut down five of its lines. The American Writers Museum opened this week in Chicago. In France, the new culture minister is a publisher and the new prime minister writes novels. Amazon is introducing their own weekly bestseller lists. Author Laura Kipnis‘s new book about campus sexual […]

Trendsetter at the 2017 One Story Debutante Ball

The One Story Debutante Ball is one of the most eagerly-anticipated literary parties in New York. This year’s edition was held on the evening of May 12 at Brooklyn’s Roulette Intermedium, a space friendly to cultural events like this one – though there really isn’t anything else quite like this one. True to its name, the literary journal One Story publishes one piece at a time, sent out to subscribers every few weeks in small, handsomely-printed booklets. A given writer can only ever appear once. The journal recently celebrated its fifteenth anniversary, […]

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

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. Pearson Education is planning more cuts, including the possible sale of its US K-12 group. Milo Yiannopoulos will sue Simon & Schuster and self-publish his memoir. Scholastic launched its summer reading challenge this week. Bill Clinton is teaming up with James Patterson to write a novel, and Hillary […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 5/1-5/5

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 federal budget passed this week actually increases funding for both the NEA and NEH.  Tor Books is launching an imprint dedicated to experimental fiction. The owners of vanity press Tate Publishing have been charged with extortion and embezzlement.  Amazon has come to an agreement […]

Keeping It On Campus: University Presses in America

There’s life in publishing outside the Big Five – in fact, university presses have been leading the bookish charge for centuries. Unclear on what kind of work these presses do? Interested in getting involved? We’ve put together an overview to get you up to speed. A Brief History In Colonial and Early America, colleges retained their own printers in order to produce catalogs, scholarly publications, and ceremonial materials. The moniker “University Press” was first used at Harvard in 1802, but the university press as we now know it – a […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 4/17-4/21

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. Bill O’Reilly is out at Fox News, but Henry Holt is standing by him. Audible will no longer allow its users to gift credits. Canute hopes to bring a multiple-line Braille ereader to market.  All this week, Penguin Random House is running #ProjectReadathon in the […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 4/3-4/7

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. Flatiron landed three books by the Bidens. After being purchased by Kobo, print-digital bundler Shelfie is back. George Takei will publish a graphic memoir about his time in a Japanese internment camp. The budget of Maria Pallante’s Copyright Office is under scrutiny.  Penguin Random House expands its presence […]