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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 3/20-3/24

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 2017 Whiting Award Winners have been announced. Medium unveiled a new subscription service. A bill to move the Copyright Office out of the Library of Congress has been introduced in Congress. In the UK, the University of Warwick launched a new prize for women […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 3/6-3/10

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. Bonnier‘s new self-publishing platform will launch in English at the London Book Fair. Elena Ferrante’s novels are coming to the small screen in Italy. Harlequin launched its third new imprint of the past year, Hanover Square Press. Former DC editor Shelly Bond is joining IDW Publishing, where she’ll run her […]

Boom! Pow! Ka-Ching!: Sales of Digital Comics and Graphic Novels

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  * * * Comics and graphic novels have been having a good run lately. Comichron and ICv2 – respectively, a database and journal covering the industry – estimate that, in 2015, total domestic sales reached a record of $1.03 billion. In their joint report, they note that in 2015, print sales accounted for a staggering $940 million, with about $535 million coming from graphic novels and $405 million from comic books; compare to 2000, when […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/20-2/24

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. Simon & Schuster dropped Milo Yiannopoulos’s book deal; will anyone pick it up? The PEN America 2017 Literary Award Winners have been announced. Textbook publishers have new competition in Canadian startup Top Hat. Family Christian Stores is completely shutting down, and much remains unclear. During March, the Women’s […]

Poetry, Prose, and Politics: Trendsetter at AWP 2017

No matter where it was held, the fiftieth annual AWP Conference & Bookfair was bound to be memorable: all golden anniversaries are. However, this year’s festivities happened to take place in Washington, DC, a mere three weeks after Inauguration Day. Conference dates and locations are chosen years in advance, but it felt right to be there – and truly, politics and protest were at the heart of the event. The conference was held at both the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and Marriott Marquis, only about a mile from the […]

The Beginner’s Guide to Comics Publishers

The Big 5 publishing houses are probably familiar to a newcomer to the industry, but they don’t publish everything: for comics and graphic novels, there’s a whole other set of heavyweights. Whether or not you’re a genre fan, it’s important to get to know these players. This edition of the Beginner’s Guide to Publishers Beyond the Big 5 is a list of the top earners in the comics market, plus a few other houses might be less familiar to you. Marvel and DC are very recognizable names, with a combined 70% share of the market […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/23-1/27

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. Roxane Gay pulled her forthcoming book in protest of Milo Yiannopoulos‘s deal with Simon & Schuster. The New York Times will no longer give comics their own bestseller list, and explained why. Sales of 1984 are up after Kellyanne Conway used the phrase “alternative facts” on television. Amazon expanded […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/9-1/13

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.  Amid plagiarism concerns, HarperCollins will stop selling a book by Trump aide Monica Crowley. Barnes & Noble CEO Len Riggio doubled down on his commitment to physical stores. Marvel will offer free digital back issues with purchase of mainline superhero releases. Maria Pallante has been named the new […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/26-12/30

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. All Romance eBooks and OmniLit are shutting down on December 31. Milo Yiannopoulos, notorious for his ties to the alt-right, struck a $250k book deal with Simon & Schuster, causing some backlash online. The publishing climate in Hong Kong is characterized by fear. Black comics creators are […]

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

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. Amazon and HarperCollins are bringing Devotionals Daily to Amazon electronics. The Association of American Publishers sent President-Elect Trump a letter about copyright. Children’s Book Week will be seeing some changes in 2017. Jaime Carey has resigned as head of development and restaurants at Barnes & Noble. Macmillan and the New York […]