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Happening and trends in the industry.

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 4/25-4/29

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. Barnes & Noble Founder Leonard Riggio stepped down this week. Tomorrow, 435 indie bookstores will participate in Independent Bookstore Day. Amazon continues its legal battle against alleged fake reviews. Readerlink Distribution acquired retail book distribution business ANconnect, which distributes to Walmarts and Sam’s Clubs. Beyoncé’s HBO special Lemonade featured poetry […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 4/18-4/22

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. Follett booksellers bought Baker & Taylor, which provides books and many other things to public libraries nationwide. The 2016 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced on Monday. Google won the long-running case filed against them claiming copyright infringement over their book scanning program. Amazon won a $30 […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 4/11-4/15

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. Random House is restarting their One World imprint under the leadership of editor Chris Jackson. Amazon announced a new Kindle model this week called Oasis. The First Lady of New York City, Chirlane McCray, is starting a book club. Hamilton: The Revolution was published this week […]

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

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. Barnes & Noble is preparing to open four concept stores in 2017, including one in Westchester County, NY. Lena Dunham and her Lenny Letter Co-Creator Jenni Konner will start their own Lenny imprint at Random House. Actor Sir Ian McKellen has pulled out of his memoir deal, and […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 3/28-4/1

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. DC Comics announced that four of their comic books will be written by four different renowned YA authors. MIT Press, Princeton, and Yale Presses are combining their sales forces into one. James Patterson will donate $1.75 million to school libraries across America for the second […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 3/21-3/25

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. New York City’s Department of Education has revised its proposed ebook deal with Amazon to address concerns from the National Federation of the Blind. Denver independent bookstore Tattered Cover was targeted by hacktivist group Anonymous for not standing against the city’s camping ban. James Patterson is writing shorter, […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 3/14-3/18

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. Now that the mass market paperback of To Kill a Mockingbird will be discontinued, HarperCollins is selling the book at a discount to schools. The Authors Guild’s case against Google’s library scanning program will head to the Supreme Court. Barnes & Noble redesigned their website. […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 3/7-3/11

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. Publishers are petitioning the White House and Congress to end the Cuba trade embargo for books and educational materials. Barnes & Noble Education announced it will replace its digital textbook platform Yuzu with VitalSource. The Supreme Court denied Apple’s appeal in its ebook pricing-fixing case, […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/29-3/4

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. Perseus Books Group has reached agreements to sell its publishing line to Hachette Book Group and its distribution line to Ingram Content Group. We Need Diverse Books and Scholastic extended their partnership for diversity-specific flyers for the Scholastic Reading Club for the 2016-2017 school year after positive responses […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/22-2/26

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. The theme for this year’s Banned Books Week will be diversity. Simon & Schuster announced they’re starting an imprint for children’s books with a Muslim theme. Hachette is suing former Sony Music executive, Tony Mattola, for not returning the advance for a book he ultimately […]