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Happening and trends in the industry.

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 […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 4/13-4/17

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. HarperCollins and Amazon reached an agreement. Nielsen announced a new partnership with OpenBook, a book tracking service in China. 3M Cloud Library’s digital lending services are expanding into the UK and Australia. The ALA released 2014’s most challenged and/or banned books in the United States. London publisher Faber has […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 4/6-4/10

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 Penguin Random House issued statements in support of revising the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indiana to bar discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. After negotiating a new contract with Amazon over the last few months, HarperCollins is expected to announce its plans to […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 3/30-4/3

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. HarperCollins and Amazon’s contract negotiations appear to be going poorly. Purdue University has been sued by their college bookstore to reveal the details of their contract with Amazon. Amazon has moved their drone testing to Canada as the FAA won’t greenlight Amazon’s drone testing in […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 3/23-3/27

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 American Library Association announced its partnership with 20 education businesses to ask Congress for federal funding for school libraries to continue. Barnes and Noble’s shopping bags were redesigned. Amazon added a new rating system to its website, in which users can vote on the quality of […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 3/16-3/20

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. Ratuken, the Japanese parent company of Kobo, bought Overdrive for $140 million this week. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers will publish LEGO branded books and graphic novels. Several EU countries have asked the European Commission to reverse their decision regarding higher value-added tax on […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 3/9-3/13

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 tech blog Gigaom shut down after nine years. The state of Alabama decided to open an elder abuse investigation for Harper Lee after concerns were raised that the author might not be coherent enough to agree to the publication of Go Set a Watchman. Universal and Scholastic reached an agreement for […]