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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/19-12/23

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. Industry email newsletter GalleyCat has shut down.  The founder of the infamous pro-Hillary Clinton Facebook group, “Pantsuit Nation,” got a book deal to much controversy.  The company that develops E Ink devices, E Ink,  has opened an online store for developers. Google is being sued […]

Fourth Annual Best of the Best of 2016 Lists

As soon as December 1 hits, and in a few cases even earlier (I’m looking at you, Publishers Weekly), the internet is filled with lots of hot, cold, and lukewarm takes of what was the best of the year. It’s tradition by now, and we here at Trendsetter both like to keep with tradition ourselves and acknowledge that the best kind of best of lists are the ones that have to do with books. So, without further ado, let’s begin with what some of the best (as very scientifically determined by […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/5-12/9

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. Several publishers are quickly pushing out books on the subject of a Trump presidency.  Abrams has ceased publication of Bad Little Children’s Books after claims of racism. Through their #GiveaBook campaign, Penguin Random House gave away 100,000 books in three days.  Authors United announced it will merge with the […]

This is a Post about Trendsetter Internships

Hey Trendsetters! As you may have noticed, we offer internships on a rolling basis. We’ve been thinking that it makes the most sense to have a permanent space with information about that since we’re not always the best at remembering to repost it on BookJobs and NYU’s job board. (Thank you, BookJobs and NYU job board, for sending us so many great interns over the years!) We will continue to use those places, but this post will serve as a permanent spot for information about our internship. Still have a […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/21-11/25

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. Indies First Day will celebrate its third year this Saturday.  President Obama wrote a travel essay for Lonely Planet.  Publishers are in a mad dash to publish political books post-election.  Barnes & Noble hired a new COO, Demos Parneros, formerly of Staples. Amazon will no […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/7-11/11

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. American book publishers emphasize the power of books after the election.  PEN America composed a response to Trump’s election win.  Independent Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) approved a plan to merge with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) this week. Third quarter profit results came in for […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/24-10/28

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. American Paul Beatty’s novel The Sellout won the Man Booker Prize this week. Maria Pallante, the Register of Copyrights and Director of the United States Copyright Office resigned this week, creating a stir in the copyright community.  Barnes & Noble is merging their online print and […]

The Beginner’s Guide to American Literary Organizations

Believe it or not, it’s not just publishing houses that keep the literary world moving and grooving. There’s a whole host of foundations that keep the American publishing industry on its feet. Here’s a list of the groups, communities, and foundations helping keep literary life fun, exciting, and fair. National Book Foundation The National Book Foundation is most famous for their yearly National Book Awards, but they also host a bevy of other literary awards, like Trendsetter favorite 5 Under 35, as well as events like Eat, Drink, and Be […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/26-9/30

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. Authors can now do giveaways with their books via Nook Press. The National Book Awards 5 Under 35 nominees were announced this week. James Patterson halted the publication of a book titled The Murder of Stephen King. Penguin Random House unveiled a new sci-fi and […]

Book Jobs Not by the Book: Rachel High, Publishing and Marketing Assistant for The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Rachel High is Publishing and Marketing Assistant at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has presented on her work at The Met at the 2016 National Museum Publishing Seminar. Prior to working at The Met, Rachel freelanced at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum where she started her museum publishing career as an intern. She received her B.A. from New York University and is currently pursuing a M.A, in Art History at Hunter College. What was your first exposure to book business and what were the most important things you gained from it? I fell […]