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Happening and trends in the industry.

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/18-7/22

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. Hachette and Booktrack are partnering to provide soundtracks for select young adult novellas. Amazon launches “Singles Classics” for the Kindle app, a service dedicated to stories and essays from years past. The Library of Congress continues to recover from a July 17 denial-of-service attack. With its […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/11-7/15

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. After a long wait, Carla Hayden was confirmed to be the new librarian of Congress. Tor began a new monthly book club that offers a free ebook each month. DC announced the new Superman will be Kong Kenan, a Chinese boy. IPG purchased InScribe Digital. Barnes […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/4-7/8

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. Scholastic Books entered into a partnership with American Girl. Harlequin settled the class action lawsuit filed against them in 2012 over ebook royalties. Random House and Christopher Myers, son of Walter Dean Myers, will make a new children’s imprint called Make Me a World. Harlequin […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 6/27-7/1

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. Barnes & Noble announced a print extension of their self-publishing platform. Author Gay Talese renounces his controversial new book after finding out his source may not have been credible. Amazon is starting a new platform for education called Amazon Inspire. Former Editorial Director of Amazon, Sara […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 6/20-6/24

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. Travel book publisher Fodor’s will be purchased by Internet Brands. The aftermath of Brexit promises to have serious trade implications in Britain. Consumers across ereading platforms received credits to their accounts per Apple‘s antitrust ruling in the Supreme Court. Thomas Dunne Books is being revamped into […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 6/13-6/17

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. In the first change at Perseus since Hachette’s acquisition, Seal Press is now an imprint of Da Capo Press. UK bookstore Waterstones has announced that if Brexit goes through, then jobs will be cut. Texas-based retailer Hastings Entertainment filed for bankruptcy this week.  The decision for former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura’s defamation case against […]

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

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. LitHub launched a new service called “Book Marks” likened to a Rotten Tomatoes for books to mixed reviews. Andy Cohen will be getting his own imprint at Henry Holt. BookCon will be expanding to have an additional event as a part of New York ComicCon as […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 5/30-6/3

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. Five Australian publishing associations are protesting a government open market proposal to allow the import of US and UK books without restrictions. Ellora’s Cave is suing the owner of the Dear Author website for defamation. Purity by Jonathan Franzen is being developed into a TV […]

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

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. Comixology launched a comics subscription service this week. Audiobooks had a huge boost in sales in 2015. Macmillan is considering leaving the iconic Flatiron Building. Author Sheldon P. Blau, MD is suing Simon & Schuster over what he believes are incorrect royalty statements. UK book retailer Waterstone’s […]

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

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. Goodreads launched Goodreads Deals, which will send you ebook deals based on your to-read list, favorite authors, and favorite genres. W.W. Norton won’t reissue an unauthorized biography of Donald Trump for fear of being sued over some of the allegations in the book. The Vegetarian […]