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Happening and trends in the industry.

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 […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/28-9/1

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. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, New York publishers and Houston bookstores are lending a hand. Despite community objections, the library system of Escondido, CA will be privatized. The Book Industry Study Group changed its governing structure. An alt-right children’s book was pulled over copyright infringement. […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/21-8/25

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. The New York Times is revamping its books coverage. Amazon’s “one-click” patent expires next month. Cambridge University Press reversed the decision to censor its articles for China Quarterly. The ongoing ReDigi case raises questions about the possibility of a used ebook market. The NYT reissued the […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/14-8/18

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. HarperCollins Christian Publishing launched their own self-publishing arm.  The Larry Ashmead Award was given to Annie Chagnot this week.  Trump claims Amazon is damaging to retailers.  A bookstore in Charlottesville, VA vows to stay open amidst the protests. Author V.E. Schwab spoke out about LGBT […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/7-8/11

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. Netflix and Barnes & Noble Education both made acquisitions this week.  Children’s books are addressing the refugee crisis. LeVar Burton‘s famous catchphrase has landed him in legal trouble. Amazon told booksellers to speed up their delivery times. The Dragon Awards have seen two authors withdraw their nominated […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/31-8/4

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. Macmillan is moving out of the historic Flatiron building.  PBS is making a show about beloved American novels.  Both playwright Sam Shepard and legendary editor Judith Jones passed away this week. Immigrant children are writing their own children’s stories to see themselves represented.  Lawyers for Simon & Schuster are […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/24-7/28

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. The longlist for this year’s Booker Prize is out. Legendary book critic Michiko Kakutani is stepping down from the New York Times. In gaming news, George R.R. Martin will contribute to a space-adventure video game, while Minecraft is getting its own novel. Rep. John Lewis became the […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/17-7/21

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. There will be two new Harry Potter books released in the fall.  Keanu Reeves co-founded X Artists’ Books, an art book publisher.  Amazon rolled out a social network, Spark, which encourages users to shop. Barbour Publishing is now employee-owned.  In an open letter to the […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/10-7/14

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. Denis Johnson will posthumously receive the Prize for American Fiction. Milo Yiannopoulos has lashed out at reports of low sales. Pearson sold $1 billion of its stake in Penguin Random House. Barnes & Noble named Carl Hauch its new Vice President of Stores. Dana Canedy […]