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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/8-1/12

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. Milo Yiannopoulos will now represent himself in the case against Simon & Schuster. Penguin Random House bought Rodale’s trade book assets. PEN America and PEN Center USA are merging this year. Macmillan refused to back down from publishing Fire & Fury. Big management changes were made […]

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

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. An explosive new book about the Trump White House has been released early. Jacqueline Woodson is the new National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.  The Strand’s heir and owner, Fred Bass, died this week. The Richard Avedon Foundation called for a new book about the […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/25-12/29

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. Joyce Carol Oates drew criticism after tweeting about sensitivity readers. Audiobook subscription site Playster is raising its prices and limiting its collection. Amazon‘s Alexa had its best year yet, with the app hitting #1 in the App Store for the first time. Amazon also acquired […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/18-12/22

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. Writer Patrice Nganang has been detained in Cameroon for publishing an article critical of the government. The author of the viral hit “Cat Person” got a seven-figure book deal.  Amid a feud with Cornel West, Ta-Nehisi Coates deleted his Twitter account.  A Washington Post article about Jane […]

Fifth Annual Best of the Best of 2017 Lists

It’s the end of the year, and the internet is ablaze with opinions. Many of them are bad, but the ones about books are good. Here at Trendsetter, we have a tradition of compiling these hot, and not-so-hot, takes into our own annual retrospective. So let’s take a look at the year that was the best way we know how: by tallying up all the reading we have left to do. Best list of books by black authors. Best list of books by Latinx authors. Best list of books you […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/11-12/15

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. The Merriam-Webster word of the year is “feminism.” The Handmaid’s Tale was 2017’s most-read Kindle and Audible book. Skyhorse Publishing will not unionize for now. Amazon announced a new review policy to fight spammers. A children’s book by James Baldwin will be reissued next year. […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/27-12/1

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. The Meredith Corporation, backed by the Koch brothers, has acquired Time, Inc. The Girls author Emma Cline is countersuing an ex-boyfriend accusing her of plagiarism. Marvel‘s new editor-in-chief admitted that he published work under a Japanese pseudonym. Amazon Publishing launched a new imprint, Amazon Original Stories.  This […]

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 […]