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Happening and trends in the industry.

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 4/7-4/11

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. With the growing popularity of long-form content, WordPress acquires Longreads. Following a significant expansion of its user base, Wattpad raised an additional $46 million in venture funding. Penguin Random House launches My Independent Bookshop, a book recommendation website that shares profits with independent bookstores. A German […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 3/10-3/14

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. Quercus is for sale, and Amazon is rumored to be interested in purchasing the independent publisher. Google is being taken to court by a group of parents outraged over app purchases made by their children. Amtrak is now accepting applications for their new writers residency […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/24-2/28

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 announced that it will be lowering its royalty rate on audiobooks, leading many to speculate that Amazon can easily do the same with Kindle Direct Publishing. The man behind @GSElevator may have never worked for Goldman Sachs, but that won’t stop the release of […]

PW Panel: Are Publishing Seasons Relevant?

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  **** By Amy Rhodes On Feb. 26, Publishers Weekly hosted its first discussion series of 2014 with a panel featuring Andy Laties, Store Manager at Bank Street Bookstore, Kim Wylie, VP Deputy Director of Sales at PGW, and Mary Beth Thomas, VP of Sales at HarperCollins. PW’s Jim Milliott moderated. Bringing together a representative from retail, distribution, and publishing, the panel addressed questions related to the pros and cons of traditional seasonal lists from 3 different angles. In the end, though, the differences between the publisher viewpoint and the distributor’s […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/17-2/21

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 and Noble quietly discontinued the Nook Simple Touch, leaving only the GlowLight and tablet models available for purchase. James Patterson announced he will give $1 million over the next 12 months to independent bookstores across the country and got started this week by sending out over […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/3-2/7

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. Two new digital book platforms: German company, Readfy, launched an ebook subscription service this week, offering 15,000 free titles with advertising throughout the book, and NoiseTrade also expanded its free music program to include books as well. Sony relinquished its place in the ebook market […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/27-1/31

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 week, Kate DiCamillo won her second Newbery Medal for Flora and Ulysses, and Brian Floca was awarded the Caldecott Medal for his book, Locomotive. Epic! Books, another “Netflix for ebooks” subscription service, was announced this week, but this one is specifically geared toward children. New business Book the Writer brings […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/20-1/24

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. The Second Court of Appeals granted Apple a temporary stay of their monitor, a small win for Apple in this ongoing case. Amazon’s publishing arm announced a new Christian imprint called Waterfall Press. Android users got a treat this week with the release of magazine […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/13-1/17

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. It’s been a big week for ebook subscription services, both Oyster and Librify got significant funding. James Frey, the author famous for the scandal surrounding his book, A Million Little Pieces, signs a $2 million deal for a young adult series with HarperCollins for an premise […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/6-1/10

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. Ebook retailer and reading community start-up Zola Books acquired book discovery site Bookish for an undisclosed amount of money. The first ever 3-D printed book cover was released this week as special edition to the publication of Chang-rae Lee‘s new novel. Barnes and Noble names new CEO […]