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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/13-11/17

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 winners were announced Wednesday. An investor proposed a deal to take Barnes & Noble private. Radhika Jones will be Vanity Fair’s new editor. Amazon marketplace sellers may be subject to state sales tax. Superman editor Eddie Berganza has been fired from […]

The Beginner’s Guide to Subscription Boxes

If you’ve checked the mail lately, you know that subscription boxes are a booming business. Industries from clothing to cosmetics to home cooking have been experimenting with the format since the 2010 launch of Birchbox. This isn’t new territory for publishing, which got into the subscription game in 1926 with the Book of the Month Club (still alive and thriving), but the present surge in popularity has inspired scores of booksellers, book lovers, and book publishers to flex their entrepreneurial muscles in new ways. A typical book box is released […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/30-11/3

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. Cynthia Nixon will headline the 2017 National Book Awards. The Kirkus Prize winners were announced yesterday. Book World is shutting down all of its 45 stores. Audible has launched a digital romance package. Springer Nature has confirmed that it restricts access to its articles in […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/16-10/20

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. NetGalley debuted its new site, BookishFirst.  Rodale has been purchased by Hearst. Literary magazine A Public Space has launched a book imprint. The California autograph authentication law will exempt bookstores.  George Saunders is the second American to win the Man Booker Prize.

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/2-10/6

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. This year’s Nobel Prize in Literature goes to Kazuo Ishiguro. The National Book Foundation released its list of award finalists. Sasquatch Books was bought by Penguin Random House. The publishing industry is pitching in to help Puerto Rico.  Poet and editor Jill Bialosky faces allegations […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/18-9/22

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. Annie Proulx will receive this year’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. What Happened moved 300,000 copies in its first week on sale (and spurred controversy on Amazon). Rolling Stone is going up for sale. Google has integrated local library collections in its search feature. […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/11-9/15

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. Melville House is sending copies of A Citizen’s Guide to Impeachment to members of Congress.  The first author to write a novel on a computer has died. Bookselling Without Borders launched a Kickstarter to fund scholarships to international book fairs. Half of the authors on the shortlist […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/28-9/1

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. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, New York publishers and Houston bookstores are lending a hand. Despite community objections, the library system of Escondido, CA will be privatized. The Book Industry Study Group changed its governing structure. An alt-right children’s book was pulled over copyright infringement. […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/21-8/25

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 New York Times is revamping its books coverage. Amazon’s “one-click” patent expires next month. Cambridge University Press reversed the decision to censor its articles for China Quarterly. The ongoing ReDigi case raises questions about the possibility of a used ebook market. The NYT reissued the […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/7-8/11

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. Netflix and Barnes & Noble Education both made acquisitions this week.  Children’s books are addressing the refugee crisis. LeVar Burton‘s famous catchphrase has landed him in legal trouble. Amazon told booksellers to speed up their delivery times. The Dragon Awards have seen two authors withdraw their nominated […]