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Happening and trends in the industry.

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/15-1/19

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. After nearly a decade, sister sites The Awl and The Hairpin are shutting down. New Goodreads Giveaways rules may limit options for authors. Some indie bookstores have repurposed Trump’s controversial comments to sell books. PBS announced its lineup for The Great American Read. Margaret Atwood drew criticism for her […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/8-1/12

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. Milo Yiannopoulos will now represent himself in the case against Simon & Schuster. Penguin Random House bought Rodale’s trade book assets. PEN America and PEN Center USA are merging this year. Macmillan refused to back down from publishing Fire & Fury. Big management changes were made […]

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

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. An explosive new book about the Trump White House has been released early. Jacqueline Woodson is the new National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.  The Strand’s heir and owner, Fred Bass, died this week. The Richard Avedon Foundation called for a new book about the […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/25-12/29

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. Joyce Carol Oates drew criticism after tweeting about sensitivity readers. Audiobook subscription site Playster is raising its prices and limiting its collection. Amazon‘s Alexa had its best year yet, with the app hitting #1 in the App Store for the first time. Amazon also acquired […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/18-12/22

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. Writer Patrice Nganang has been detained in Cameroon for publishing an article critical of the government. The author of the viral hit “Cat Person” got a seven-figure book deal.  Amid a feud with Cornel West, Ta-Nehisi Coates deleted his Twitter account.  A Washington Post article about Jane […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/11-12/15

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 Merriam-Webster word of the year is “feminism.” The Handmaid’s Tale was 2017’s most-read Kindle and Audible book. Skyhorse Publishing will not unionize for now. Amazon announced a new review policy to fight spammers. A children’s book by James Baldwin will be reissued next year. […]

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 11/27-12/1

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 Meredith Corporation, backed by the Koch brothers, has acquired Time, Inc. The Girls author Emma Cline is countersuing an ex-boyfriend accusing her of plagiarism. Marvel‘s new editor-in-chief admitted that he published work under a Japanese pseudonym. Amazon Publishing launched a new imprint, Amazon Original Stories.  This […]

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 11/13-11/17

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 2018 National Book Awards winners were announced Wednesday. An investor proposed a deal to take Barnes & Noble private. Radhika Jones will be Vanity Fair’s new editor. Amazon marketplace sellers may be subject to state sales tax. Superman editor Eddie Berganza has been fired from […]