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Author Archives: Nina Sabak

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 […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/24-7/28

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. The longlist for this year’s Booker Prize is out. Legendary book critic Michiko Kakutani is stepping down from the New York Times. In gaming news, George R.R. Martin will contribute to a space-adventure video game, while Minecraft is getting its own novel. Rep. John Lewis became the […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/10-7/14

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. Denis Johnson will posthumously receive the Prize for American Fiction. Milo Yiannopoulos has lashed out at reports of low sales. Pearson sold $1 billion of its stake in Penguin Random House. Barnes & Noble named Carl Hauch its new Vice President of Stores. Dana Canedy […]

Focus On: Feminist, LGBT, and Black-Owned Bookstores

In the months since the election, a number of bookstores have taken up the activist banner – but they’re far from the first to do so. In fact, booksellers have been doing social justice work for a long time. The 20th century in America saw a boom in stores dedicated to fulfilling and celebrating long-marginalized populations, and the work continues today. So we’ve put together a brief overview of feminist, LGBT, and black-owned bookstores to help you dive into the world of activist bookselling. As the slogan goes, the personal is […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 6/26-6/30

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. After much criticism, the TSA has abandoned a book-screening pilot program. Indie publisher Two Dollar Radio is opening a bookstore in Columbus. Penguin Random House is closing Blue Rider Press, while Crown Publishing Group is launching Currency, a new nonfiction imprint. Amazon Web Services will soon offer machine translation. […]

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, […]