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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/12-2/16

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. The 2018 Youth Media Awards were announced. Trump’s new budget takes aim at the NEA and NEH – again. Barnes & Noble issued company-wide layoffs. Amazon announced plans for its own shipping service. A number of children’s book authors have been accused of sexual harassment (and two […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/5-2/9

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 comics industry is asking the New York Times to restore its graphic bestseller lists. DC Entertainment plans to launch two new imprints focusing on younger readers. Marvel’s new user-created content initiative turns out to come with some catches. Cloudflare recently took down several domains registered to […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/29-2/2

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. The National Book Foundation added a prize for translation to its annual awards. The University Press of Kentucky has been targeted by the governor’s budget.  New imprints are coming from Scholastic and Kwame Alexander. George R.R. Martin is funding a scholarship for fantasy writers. Robert […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/22-1/26

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. Legendary author Ursula K. Le Guin has died. The National Book Critics Circle named its 2017 award finalists. Walmart is partnering with Rakuten Kobo. InfoWars host Alex Jones is shopping a new book proposal. Allegations against Garrison Keillor were released – and Keillor has pushed back.

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/15-1/19

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. After nearly a decade, sister sites The Awl and The Hairpin are shutting down. New Goodreads Giveaways rules may limit options for authors. Some indie bookstores have repurposed Trump’s controversial comments to sell books. PBS announced its lineup for The Great American Read. Margaret Atwood drew criticism for her […]

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 […]