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Happening and trends in the industry.

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 […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/11-7/15

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. After a long wait, Carla Hayden was confirmed to be the new librarian of Congress. Tor began a new monthly book club that offers a free ebook each month. DC announced the new Superman will be Kong Kenan, a Chinese boy. IPG purchased InScribe Digital. Barnes […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/4-7/8

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. Scholastic Books entered into a partnership with American Girl. Harlequin settled the class action lawsuit filed against them in 2012 over ebook royalties. Random House and Christopher Myers, son of Walter Dean Myers, will make a new children’s imprint called Make Me a World. Harlequin […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 6/27-7/1

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. Barnes & Noble announced a print extension of their self-publishing platform. Author Gay Talese renounces his controversial new book after finding out his source may not have been credible. Amazon is starting a new platform for education called Amazon Inspire. Former Editorial Director of Amazon, Sara […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 6/20-6/24

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. Travel book publisher Fodor’s will be purchased by Internet Brands. The aftermath of Brexit promises to have serious trade implications in Britain. Consumers across ereading platforms received credits to their accounts per Apple‘s antitrust ruling in the Supreme Court. Thomas Dunne Books is being revamped into […]