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Happening and trends in the industry.

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/27-7/31

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. Amazon struck a huge deal with New York City’s Department of Education to make an ebook marketplace for textbooks. Literary magazine, PANK, announced that it is folding at the end of 2015. Several European countries are in an uproar over the Value Added Tax placed on ebooks. […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/20-7/24

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. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt signed agency deal with Amazon, Apple, and Google, stabilizing its ebook prices on most retail websites. Rizzoli Bookstore will open in its new New York City location on Monday. HarperCollins launched its Agency Portal, to make royalty statements, U.S. sales data and anti-piracy information easily […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/13-7/17

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. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee shattered first day sales records in the United States after going on sale this Tuesday. The New York Times eased their previous ban on Ted Cruz’s book from appearing on the bestseller list. Facebook wants a share of […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/6-7/10

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. Amazon is now removing customer reviews if its data mining shows that the customer has a personal relationship with the author. Apple is now being investigated in Canada for possibly conspiring to fix ebook prices. Nook stores outside of the US and UK will close on August 7th, […]

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 […]