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Author Archives: Nina Sabak

Keeping It On Campus: University Presses in America

There’s life in publishing outside the Big Five – in fact, university presses have been leading the bookish charge for centuries. Unclear on what kind of work these presses do? Interested in getting involved? We’ve put together an overview to get you up to speed. A Brief History In Colonial and Early America, colleges retained their own printers in order to produce catalogs, scholarly publications, and ceremonial materials. The moniker “University Press” was first used at Harvard in 1802, but the university press as we now know it – a […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 4/17-4/21

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. Bill O’Reilly is out at Fox News, but Henry Holt is standing by him. Audible will no longer allow its users to gift credits. Canute hopes to bring a multiple-line Braille ereader to market.  All this week, Penguin Random House is running #ProjectReadathon in the […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 4/3-4/7

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. Flatiron landed three books by the Bidens. After being purchased by Kobo, print-digital bundler Shelfie is back. George Takei will publish a graphic memoir about his time in a Japanese internment camp. The budget of Maria Pallante’s Copyright Office is under scrutiny.  Penguin Random House expands its presence […]

Inkluded: Making Space in the Industry for Everyone

Over the last few years, American art and pop culture has begun to focus on diversity in a serious way. This is particularly true of publishing: our industry celebrates free expression but is still predominantly white in both workforce and output. Inkluded is one of a few organizations aiming to change that. While it’s true that publishers have begun to have a difficult conversation about how to move forward, some people are frustrated that not a lot of action has been taken. This frustration brought together Inkluded’s founding members: Michael Mejias […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 3/27-3/31

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. Offbeat, beloved literary magazine The Believer has a new publisher. Amazon moves into the Middle East with the purchase of Souq.com. IDW Publishing‘s comic book Love Is Love raised $165,000 for victims of the Pulse shooting. Elena Ferrante and Colson Whitehead are coming to the small screen.  […]

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 […]