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Author Archives: Sam Howard

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 4/24-4/28

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. Barnes & Noble named a new CEO at last. Author of the Percy Jackson series Rick Riordan started his own imprint at Hyperion and announced its first titles. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt underwent a round of layoffs this week.  Amazon launched a new feature, Subscribe with Amazon, for […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 4/10-4/14

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. Microsoft’s ebookstore launched this week.  Audio content giant, RB Media purchased Audiobooks.com.  Amazon released a new parental control dashboard for their kids app, FreeTime.  The Pulitzer Prize winners were announced on Monday.  Simon & Schuster announced big changes for Howard Books and Tyrus Books. 

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 3/13-3/17

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 Trump administration’s proposed budget cuts include eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts  and the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Wattpad and Hachette are teaming up to create audiobooks together.  Amazon is facing a class action lawsuit regarding disappearing audiobook credits.  The One Book, […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/27-3/3

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. Penguin Random House bought both Barack and Michelle Obamas’ memoirs for a rumored $60 million. On her last trip to the US, Australian children’s book author Mem Fox was detained by border control.  HarperCollins rolled out two book recommendation bots on Facebook. B&N Education purchased MBS Textbook […]

Turning the Virtual Page: Virtual Reality and Traditional Publishing

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  * * * When we first got Google’s virtual reality headset at my house, called the Google Daydream, I can’t say I was too excited. But then I tried it. I downloaded BBC’s The Turning Forest, grabbed the controller, and put on the headset. A man who sounded vaguely like Martin Freeman narrated a fairytale-like story that took place in a beautiful digital forest. The short tale is complete with a fantastical beast, an interactive […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/13-2/17

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. Author of the His Dark Materials series Philip Pullman announced his next series this week. Sarah Jessica Parker will chair ALA’s new book club. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is getting a new CEO.  Kindle’s new distribution platform is now available for use in beta form. Goodreads […]

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

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. The German Book Office New York announced several changes this week including a new name.  The American Library Association is in an uproar over FCC changes to internet policy. Composer Stephen Sondheim will be honored with a PEN literary award. Audio Editions has been purchased by […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/30-2/3

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. The literary community responded to the Muslim travel ban in many ways this week.  Comma Press announced its plans to only publish works written by authors who live in countries affected to the Muslim travel ban.  New York City is rolling out a new reading […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/16-1/20

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. Pearson is going to sell off their 47% stake in Penguin.  Several major publishers and author estates filed a suit against a Swedish author writing “sequels” to popular classic novels. Some authors have filed a class action lawsuit against All Romance eBooks over unpaid royalties.  Several […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/2-1/6

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. Scribd no longer offers digital comics in their subscription model.  Amazon will open two more physical bookstores in Manhattan and Boston. Platform for digital publishing, Medium, laid off a third of their staff this week.  HarperCollins is now full owner of HarperCollins Brasil.  Librarians are […]