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Author Archives: Sam Howard

Goodbye Trendsetter!

Trendsetters, it’s time. After over four (!) years here and Publishing Trendsetter/Market Partners International, I’m moving on to a new job at HarperCollins. When I started here, Trendsetter was one of the things I was most excited about being a part of, and that enthusiasm remains. I love helping folks understand the publishing industry and helping them find their entry point, so I hope that I’ve been able to do that. It’s always been a great place for me to explore things about the industry that I didn’t fully grasp […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/4-12/8

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. Giuseppe Castellano, formerly of Penguin Young Readers, and Lorin Stein, formerly of The Paris Review, both resigned this week due to sexual assault allegations. Barnes & Noble’s in-store prices will now match their online prices.  Amazon has launched in Australia.  Company chairman Len Riggio bought […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/20-11/24

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. Amazon opened up a new London location for their bookstore chain. The Costa Award shortlist was unveiled this week.  Some authors are accusing Amazon of punishing them for running promotions on their ebooks.  We Need Diverse Books named their bookseller of the year: Sarah Luce Look.  […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/6-11/10

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. Netflix announced it will publish a comic book titled The Magic Order. Macmillan shuttered their free ebook distribution service, Pronoun. The Google Play store will now allow some indie authors to sell on their platform.  Barnes & Noble rolled out a new holiday retail strategy including […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/23-10/27

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. Kindle, Apple, and Kobo issued ebook credits this week after another ebook antitrust settlement. Lion Forge acquired The Beat, a comics trade news site.  William Morris Endeavor announced it no longer represent Bill O’Reilly in the wake of his ongoing sexual misconduct scandals. Colin Kaepernick […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/9-10/13

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. Hachette has shut down Weinstein Books in the wake of the allegations against Harvey Weinstein. Writers Jesmyn Ward and Viet Thanh Nguyen were among this year’s MacArthur Fellowship winners.  Ticket sales at this year’s New York ComicCon hit a record high.  This year’s Frankfurt Book […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/25-9/29

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. The year’s most-banned books deal mostly with sexual topics and gender. The National Book Awards 5 Under 35 nominees were announced this week.  Online writing community and publisher Inkitt raised almost $4 million in funding for their site. Debut novelist Whitney Scharer fetched a 7 figure […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/4-9/8

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. Amazon is seeking out a location for a second American headquarters. Kobo rolled out audiobook sales and a corresponding subscription plan this week.  Conservative publisher Regnery has cut ties with New York Times, citing the paper’s “liberal bias.” James Patterson is donating $1.75 million to school […]

The Beginner’s Guide to Publishing Programs

There’s a lot of ways to gain extra skills and knowledge about the publishing industry, whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned professional looking to bulk up your resume. It should come as no surprise that many of them involve colleges and universities. Here’s a collection of the American institutions offering additional education on publishing. These programs range from certificate courses to multi-year graduate programs.  Please note that the contents of this guide, including tuition prices, are current as of August 2017 and subject to change. Additionally, the costs […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/14-8/18

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. HarperCollins Christian Publishing launched their own self-publishing arm.  The Larry Ashmead Award was given to Annie Chagnot this week.  Trump claims Amazon is damaging to retailers.  A bookstore in Charlottesville, VA vows to stay open amidst the protests. Author V.E. Schwab spoke out about LGBT […]