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Happening and trends in the industry.

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 […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/6-11/10

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. Netflix announced it will publish a comic book titled The Magic Order. Macmillan shuttered their free ebook distribution service, Pronoun. The Google Play store will now allow some indie authors to sell on their platform.  Barnes & Noble rolled out a new holiday retail strategy including […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/30-11/3

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. Cynthia Nixon will headline the 2017 National Book Awards. The Kirkus Prize winners were announced yesterday. Book World is shutting down all of its 45 stores. Audible has launched a digital romance package. Springer Nature has confirmed that it restricts access to its articles in […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/23-10/27

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. Kindle, Apple, and Kobo issued ebook credits this week after another ebook antitrust settlement. Lion Forge acquired The Beat, a comics trade news site.  William Morris Endeavor announced it no longer represent Bill O’Reilly in the wake of his ongoing sexual misconduct scandals. Colin Kaepernick […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/16-10/20

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. NetGalley debuted its new site, BookishFirst.  Rodale has been purchased by Hearst. Literary magazine A Public Space has launched a book imprint. The California autograph authentication law will exempt bookstores.  George Saunders is the second American to win the Man Booker Prize.

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/2-10/6

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. This year’s Nobel Prize in Literature goes to Kazuo Ishiguro. The National Book Foundation released its list of award finalists. Sasquatch Books was bought by Penguin Random House. The publishing industry is pitching in to help Puerto Rico.  Poet and editor Jill Bialosky faces allegations […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/25-9/29

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 year’s most-banned books deal mostly with sexual topics and gender. The National Book Awards 5 Under 35 nominees were announced this week.  Online writing community and publisher Inkitt raised almost $4 million in funding for their site. Debut novelist Whitney Scharer fetched a 7 figure […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/18-9/22

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. Annie Proulx will receive this year’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. What Happened moved 300,000 copies in its first week on sale (and spurred controversy on Amazon). Rolling Stone is going up for sale. Google has integrated local library collections in its search feature. […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/11-9/15

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. Melville House is sending copies of A Citizen’s Guide to Impeachment to members of Congress.  The first author to write a novel on a computer has died. Bookselling Without Borders launched a Kickstarter to fund scholarships to international book fairs. Half of the authors on the shortlist […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/4-9/8

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. Amazon is seeking out a location for a second American headquarters. Kobo rolled out audiobook sales and a corresponding subscription plan this week.  Conservative publisher Regnery has cut ties with New York Times, citing the paper’s “liberal bias.” James Patterson is donating $1.75 million to school […]