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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/12-11/16

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. Legends Stan Lee and William Goldman have passed away. The 2018 National Book Award winners were announced Wednesday night. Michelle Obama‘s book debuted as a bestseller. The announcement of Amazon’s HQ2 choice has already met with backlash. The lawyers for Demos […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/5-11/9

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. Book critic Christopher Lehmann-Haupt passed away this week. Bowker‘s ISBN-issuing site was breached and credit card info taken. The protest-burning of LGBTQ library books in Iowa prompted many donations in replacement. Amazon-owned AbeBooks retracted a decision to pull out of several […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/29-11/2

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. Feminist poet and playwright Ntozake Shange died at age 70. Barnes & Noble is countersuing ex-CEO Demos Parneros. Simon & Schuster is launching a new imprint, Avid Reader Press. An Iowan man checked out and burned several LGBTQ children’s books on […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/22-10/26

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. Random House and Crown are merging. A long-running copyright case has entered its tenth year. The Great American Read results are in, and To Kill a Mockingbird is America’s favorite book.  The Drama Book Shop is the newest victim of rising […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/15-10/19

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. PEN America filed a lawsuit against the president. The 2018 Booker Prize went to Anna Burns. After almost fifty years, Judy Blume sold the closely-guarded film rights to Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret. Sony will begin using blockchain technology for its […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/8-10/12

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. Penguin Random House will launch a Southeast Asian operation next year. Writer Stephen Elliott is suing the creator of the “Shitty Media Men” spreadsheet. New York Comic Con hit an attendance record. McNally Jackson is leaving its Nolita location. The 2018 […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/1-10/5

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. A fundraiser featuring Garrison Keillor was canceled amid backlash. The Nobel Prize for Literature probably won’t return in 2019.  Wattpad is beta-testing a reader-payment plan. The MacArthur Foundation awarded its newest fellowships. Comicsgate figure Richard Meyer is bringing a defamation case […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/24-9/28

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. Ian Buruma’s “forced resignation” from the NYRB drew backlash. The World of Eric Carle is coming to Penguin Young Readers. The 2018 Kirkus Prize nominees are here. Jean-Claude Arnault, central figure of the Nobel Prize scandal, has been remanded pending a verdict. Paul McCartney is getting […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/17-9/21

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. New York Magazine will dramatically expand its books coverage. Finalist Haruki Murakami withdrew from the alternative Nobel shortlist. Ian Buruma is out as editor of the New York Review of Books after publishing a widely-condemned article by Jian Ghomeshi. Fear earned the highest first-week […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/10-9/14

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 2018 National Book Awards longlists are out. The owners of the Ripped Bodice Bookstore signed a TV development deal with Sony. Bob Woodward‘s Fear is already in its ninth printing. Les Moonves has been ousted at CBS for sexual harassment.  Target […]