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Happening and trends in the industry.

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 6/29-7/3

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. Apple lost the appeal for its ebook price fixing lawsuit. Scribd is adjusting its subscription catalog, in what the CEO is calling a “purge” of romance titles. It was discovered that Amazon’s new pay structure will pay self-published authors as little as $.006 per page read. In […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 6/22-6/26

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. W. W. Norton made agreements with Baker & Taylor, Overdrive, and 3M to make all of trade and professional ebooks available in libraries. Scribd acquired ebook subscription service Librify. Penguin’s Berkley and New American Library imprints will be combined to form Berkley Publishing Group. Since the […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 6/15-6/19

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. The Authors Guild released a statement that its Fair Contract Initiative will take on royalty rates and new contract limits, among other things. Amazon and Penguin Random House reached a long-term agreement. Melville House sent copies of the Torture Report to the presidential candidates, with the […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 6/8-6/12

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. Ferguson Municipal Public Library in Ferguson, MO was awarded Library of the Year by Gale and Library Journal. Juan Felipe Herrera was named the United States’ first Latino poet laureate. Starting next year, Simon & Schuster will distribute books published by Gallup Press. Candlewick Press and Zazzle have […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 6/1-6/5

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. Ursula K. Le Guin wrote a candid blog post about why she doesn’t want people to buy books from Amazon. Rough Trade’s NYC store will now have a dedicated section for Melville House books due to the companies’ new partnership. BookCon attendance was up from last year, with an 80% […]

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

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. Penguin Random House and Amazon are rumored to be in a dispute over contract negotiations. Google appears to be taking action to stop ebook piracy in their Google Play store. Amazon will now have to start paying taxes in many European countries. Margaret Atwood delivered […]

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

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. Audible is reportedly pressuring German publishers during contract negotiations. The MacDowell Colony announced a new retreat fellowship for diverse writers. Writers and translators found a way around censorship in Iran by publishing their work on the internet. OverDrive launched OverDrive Listen, a web app that lets […]

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

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. Facebook began directly hosting articles from major news outlets this Wednesday. Barnes & Noble is facing a gender discrimination lawsuit from a transgender ex-employee. Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, and Kobo have separately teamed up with airlines, airports, and cultural centers to offer free ebooks. The next version of […]

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

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. McSweeney’s launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds as it becomes a nonprofit. A journalist discovered that Google Play isn’t policing ebook pirates and then later noticed that some of the accounts he mentioned were disabled, but many pirated books were still available. Amazon struck a deal […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 4/27-5/1

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. President Obama joined up with the New York Public Library to give children access to popular children’s and YA ebooks for free. Books-A-Million announced their own ebook publishing services, called BAM! Publishing DIY this week. Six authors withdrew from the PEN America gala due to their […]