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Happening and trends in the industry.

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/8-2/12

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. The former publisher of Guernica magazine, Lisa Lucas, will become the new executive director of the National Book Foundation. Elena Ferrante’s bestselling Neapolitan novels will become a TV series. Simon & Schuster announced a new YA dedicated website, Riveted. A group of authors are taking […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/1-2/5

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. Quarto Publishing Group acquired the Harvard Common Press, which primarily publishes books about cooking and childcare. The National Book Foundation announced plans to launch a book club for LGBTQ teens, which will include field trips to literary sites around NYC. Barnes & Noble partnered with the […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/25-1/29

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. The Smithsonian is releasing a series of educational graphic novels. Lee and Low released their Diversity in Publishing survey results, and the findings reveal that publishing is an overwhelmingly white and female industry. Amazon is testing Kindle-specific gift cards in Washington State. Flatiron Books is […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/18-1/22

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. Amazon Echo will soon read Kindle Books aloud, using text-to-speech technology. An 11-year-old girl from New Jersey, Marley Dias, started a book drive to collect 1,000 books with black girls as the main character. Scholastic recalled their book, A Birthday Cake for George Washington, saying it […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/11-1/15

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. The New Republic is up for sale as of this week. Penguin‘s Berkley imprint will be merged into the Putnam/Dutton. Scientists are creating an ereader style tablet for the blind. Google launched their Play Bookstore in 9 new countries this week. A Hong Kong publisher cancels the […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/4-1/8

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. Gene Luen Yang was named the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. Comic book artists are boycotting the Grand Prix d’Angoulême award after the nominee long list included no women authors. Five editors who work for a Hong Kong publisher known for its critical titles about Chinese politicians […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/28-1/1

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. Editor’s note: It’s an unsurprisingly slow week for publishing news, so we’ve mixed in some opinion pieces to round out the five links. Enjoy, and Happy New Year. The New York Times is launching a science fiction column by N.K. Jemisin. Despite earlier rumors to […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/21-12/24

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. According to the Association of American Publishers, trade book sales are down from last year, although audio and paperback sales continue to grow. A publisher and book retailer in Germany have created a vending machine to exchange an unwanted present for a book. After complaints last […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/14-12/18

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. The Book Industry Study Group is adding more than 500 new BISAC codes in 2016, allowing publishers to assign more specific subcategories to YA and juvenile nonfiction. According to a Nielsen study in the UK, more people are giving books as presents this year. Last weekend, […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/7-12/11

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. Playster, a new digital media subscription service offering books, music, tv/movies, and video games, debuted this week. Scribd has added sheet music to their digital offerings. The Obamas announced their favorite 2015 books, movies, and more. Google Play Books will soon allow “family sharing” of […]