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NYC Area Job Alert at NYU Center for Publishing

We interrupt your regular Trendsetter programming for a special announcement: Calling all experienced Trendsetters! Our friends at the New York University Center for Publishing are looking for an Assistant Director for their programs. Job description: The Center for Publishing is seeking an individual to assist the Director with the strategic and administrative planning, policy development for the department. Responsibilities include: plan for and manage the Summer Publishing Institute including all pre-program recruitment, admission, marketing and direct communication with interested and accepted students. Administer all on site aspects of the program […]

Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries: A Trendsetter Roundtable

The dictionary is one of those funny things that almost everyone has, but doesn’t necessarily use very often, or even think about. Well, there are people that do think about the dictionary very often, like those who have to write it. That’s where Kory Stamper comes in. Stamper is a lexicographer for Merriam-Webster. She writes and edits the dictionary along with her colleagues. As fans of the Merriam-Webster Twitter account and videos (of which Stamper is often the star), we were very excited to hear that there was a book […]

Internview: Goodbye from Margo

Our intrepid summer intern, Margo, left the Publishing Trends/Trendsetter offices last week to return to University of Chicago. She was a huge help to us this summer – as you’ll see below – helping keep Trendsetter full of content and putting together one of Publishing Trends’ most popular and important features. Margo shared with us some of her favorite parts of the summer, and with this we thank her for all of her hard work and bid her a fond farewell. What specific tasks or projects completed across the semester […]

Three-Martini Lunch: A Trendsetter Roundtable

America’s love affair with the mid-century is undeniable, if a little complicated. Combine the fifties with that other great American obsession, gossip, and you’ve got a story on your hands, as Suzanne Rindell demonstrates in her new novel, Three-Martini Lunch (Putnam, 2016). Rindell tells the overlapped tales of three up-and-coming talents in the Manhattan publishing scene – Cliff, Eden, and Miles – and their struggles to square their outsized dreams with reality. Things get messy and books get published, not necessarily in that order. Nina and Margo read it to see what’s changed and what hasn’t. Please […]

Internview: Say Hello to Margo!

We are excited to welcome Margo Fitzpatrick to the fold of Market Partners International, Publishing Trends, and Publishing Trendsetter this summer as our intern! She comes to us from University of Chicago, and you can read more about her on our about page. What aspects of Publishing Trends and MPI interest you most as you enter the internship? Publishing Trends and MPI are attractive to me for their dedication to the ever-changing nature of the industry.  As a work-community, MPI is comprised of seasoned professionals who are knowledgeable about the industry’s […]

The Trendsetter BEA 2016 Session Wish List

We here at Publishing Trendsetter are feeling some serious FOMO about not being able to go to BEA and BookCon in Chicago this year. To make up for it, we decided to make a list of sessions we wish existed at BEA 2016. The Girl in the Title Epidemic: A panel about ending the usage of “girl” in titles to increase sales. Attention, Everyone! Publishing Will Be Okay: This session will share the best explanations to convince everyone that you know that publishing isn’t dying. In Booth Signing Session with Lin-Manuel […]

Trendsetter Roundtable: What We See When We Read by Peter Mendelsund

Reading to yourself has often been described as having a movie in your head, but as Peter Mendelsund, author of What We See When We Read (Vintage, 2014) would say it’s so much more than that. Mendelsund is the associate art director of Alfred A. Knopf and art director of Pantheon Books, so he’s definitely the right person to write this book. He’s created some of what I would argue to be some of the most famous and visually striking covers in recent years. Samantha and Jennifer sat down to […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/24-8/28

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. Scribd has changed its subscription service to give subscribers unlimited access to rotating audiobooks. Amazon’s ebook deal with NYC public schools has been postponed it was noted that visually impaired readers might have trouble with the design. As a result of recent controversies, the Hugo Awards were forced […]

A Trendsetter Roundtable: Muse by Jonathan Galassi

American publishing has a lot of history. There are stories of “the greats” who started started the big publishers and bookstores. There are tales of editing beloved authors. There’s also gossip. Muse, by Jonthan Galassi (Knopf, 2015), hits on all of these important points in publishing’s history in his fictional book about a young editor rising through the ranks in New York City publishing. Galassi approaches this topic from experience, he’s the publisher of Farrar, Straus & Giroux, and a published poet. So he’s seen the industry from both sides. Muse is […]

Columbia Publishing Course 2015 Super-Grad

Editor’s note: This article was originally posted on our parent site, Publishing Trends. It’s that time again! This year’s Columbia Publishing Course (formerly the Radcliffe Publishing Course) Graduates are an impressive bunch. As is our yearly tradition, we’ve culled the most remarkable and curious tidbits from the students’ biography to create one supernaturally talented candidate. With the exception of some connecting phrases, the words are the students’ own. *** This year’s Typical Columbia Publishing Course Grad, let’s call her Genevieve, was born an accidental Canadian on her sister’s seventh birthday. She was named […]