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Happening and trends in the industry.

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 6/11-6/15

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. Stan Lee‘s business manager is being investigated for elder abuse. Kitchen Confidential has become a bestseller after Anthony Bourdain‘s death. After Lionel Shriver mocked a diversity drive at Penguin Random House UK, the literary world is responding. Netflix and Penguin Random House are launching […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 6/4-6/8

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. The 2018 Lambda Literary Award winners are here. iBooks is getting a makeover for iOS 12.  Three poetry editors at The Boston Review have resigned over the magazine’s continued relationship with Junot Díaz. Baltimore’s Enoch Pratt Free Library plans to completely eliminate fines on overdue books. Romance writers […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 5/28-6/1

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. Donadio & Olson‘s accountant embezzled over $3.4 million. Edwards Brothers Malloy is shutting down its printing business. The Nobel Prize may not be awarded in 2019, either. Netflix released a trailer for its first comic book. Copper Canyon launched a fundraiser to […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 5/21-5/25

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. Author Philip Roth died this week at 85. Quarto‘s boardroom takeover led to the CEO’s resignation. This year’s Man Booker International Prize winner is Olga Tokarczuk. Amazon launched a new Merch Collab platform. The National Book Foundation is adding new literary programming.

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 5/15-5/18

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. Pioneering author Tom Wolfe died this week. Cengage faces a lawsuit from textbook authors over its new subscription service. Ronan Farrow‘s next book will address his experience of the Harvey Weinstein investigation.  Stan Lee is suing his former company over rights to his […]

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

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. Former Penguin CEO Peter Mayer has died. The Center for Fiction is moving to Brooklyn.  Junot Díaz has stepped down as Pulitzer chairman following misconduct allegations. The legal battle over a Broadway production of To Kill a Mockingbird was settled.  A romance author tried to copyright the […]

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

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 Obama Presidential Library will contain a public library branch. Amazon is launching its first Prime-based physical book service. Due to an ongoing sex-abuse scandal, the Nobel Prize will not be awarded in 2018. A long-running case about compensation for freelancers […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 4/23-4/27

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 Orange Prize shortlist is out. First-week sales for A Higher Loyalty outpaced other political bestsellers. George R.R. Martin will release a new book this year…just not The Winds of Winter. A suspect was arrested in the Golden State Killer case just months after […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 4/16-4/20

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. W.W. Norton will launch a children’s imprint. The Center for Ray Bradbury Studies won a grant to preserve the late author’s papers. The 2018 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced Tuesday.  Two Parkland shooting survivors are publishing a book. The head of the Swedish Academy stepped […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 4/9-4/13

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. New releases are coming from Malala Yousafzai’s father and J.R.R. Tolkien. Skyhorse underwent a major reorganization this week.  The ALA released its annual list of most-banned books. Our Bodies, Ourselves will cease publication after fifty years. The Nobel Prize committee for literature is facing a […]