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Happening and trends in the industry.

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/19-9/23

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. The eighteen Kirkus Prize finalists have been announced. Eleven-year-old Marley Dias of #1000BlackGirlBooks has teamed up with Elle to create a zine. Google Books is launching a “Discover” feature to better help you find things to read. Barnes & Noble Education considers switching its focus away from […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/12-9/16

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 National Book Awards longlists, as well as the Booker Prize shortlist, were released this week. Amazon has added assorted Audible privileges to their Prime membership. On Wednesday, Carla Hayden was sworn in as the new Librarian of Congress. Lonely Planet is starting a new imprint called […]

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

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. NetGalley announced its new partnership with CBA, a leading Christian retail association. Barack and Michelle Obama may be writing their memoirs after leaving office. The inaugural Dragon Awards have concluded, and here are the winners. Gabriel García Márquez will be the face of the Colombian 50,000 peso […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/29-9/2

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. Hachette sued Seth Grahame-Smith, author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, for breach of contract. Penguin Random House has teamed up with the MTA to offer free ebook shorts to NYC-area subway riders. The Federal Trade Commission has begun to target scholarly publishers with predatory practices. […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/22-8/26

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. William Morris Endeavor acquired the LA-based boutique agency Rabineau Wachter Sanford & Gillett. A Spanish publisher won the rights to clone the mysterious, centuries-old Voynich Manuscript. Kenya’s 16% VAT on books is not going over well with the country’s publishers. Amazon and Kobo announced their respective ongoing […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/15-8/19

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. Barnes & Noble fired their CEO, Ronald Boire. HarperCollins unveiled a new design for their website this week. For the first half of 2016, bookstore sales are up over 6%. Wattpad is rolling out ads that will allow their writers to earn money through their posts. Pamela […]

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

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. Penguin Random House will consolidate its two offices in 2019. Bonnier Publishing announces a new US division. After four years, Target will once again sell Kindles. The National Endowment for the Humanities will endow over $4 million in publishing grants. CliffsNotes is getting new digital features, including […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/1-8/5

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. Post-Cursed Child release, J.K. Rowling says that Harry Potter is “now done.” Sourcebooks is adding customization options to certain titles through its Simple Truths business imprint. No new novel cracked the bestseller list in the first half of 2016. Hachette is partnering with Tapas Media to release several of […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/25-7/29

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 Man Booker Prize longlist was announced on Wednesday. Nielsen will now sell ISBNs, making it easier for self-published authors to have ISBNs. Marvel Comics has hired black female writers for the first time. The Eisner awards were this week, and winners included Representative John Lewis. AAP […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/18-7/22

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. Hachette and Booktrack are partnering to provide soundtracks for select young adult novellas. Amazon launches “Singles Classics” for the Kindle app, a service dedicated to stories and essays from years past. The Library of Congress continues to recover from a July 17 denial-of-service attack. With its […]