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Happening and trends in the industry.

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 4/2-4/6

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 Anita Shreve and literary benefactor Drue Heinz died this week. The 2018 Hugo Award nominees have been announced. The CEO of Killer Nashville is launching Clay Stafford Books. Garrison Keillor, fired for allegations of sexual misconduct, wants to bring The Writer’s Almanac back to […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 3/26-3/30

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. Congress voted to bump up funding for the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities. The New York Times is reinstating graphic novel coverage – sort of. Former Atria president and publisher Judith Curr is moving to HarperCollins.  The 10th annual Dylan Thomas Prize shortlist is here. John […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 3/19-3/23

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 Wellcome Book Prize shortlist is out, and it’s female-dominated.  James Comey’s book is already a bestseller, and it might become a movie. John Oliver announced a competing picture book about Mike Pence’s pet rabbit, which quickly sold out. The American Indian Literature Associate (AILA) […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 3/5-3/9

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 #KidLitWomen project launched to address gender inequality in children’s publishing. Poet and professor Lucie Brock-Broido passed away this week at 61.  Barnes & Noble is launching a nationwide book club. Several of Sherman Alexie‘s accusers have gone on the record. Berkeley’s Revolution Books received threats of arson last […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/26-3/2

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. Following allegations of sexual misconduct, Sherman Alexie has released a statement. Jill Soloway will lead Topple, a new Amazon imprint for LGBTQ books. Michelle Obama’s memoir has a title and release date. Children’s literature is joining the #MarchForOurLives movement. In addition to Black Panther, Ta-Nehisi […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/19-2/23

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. Milo Yiannopoulos has dropped his suit against Simon & Schuster. Publishing startup Serial Box landed a $16.5 million seed investment. McGraw-Hill will offer a rental program for textbooks and ebooks. Evangelist and author Billy Graham died this week at 99. The state of Michigan wants […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/12-2/16

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 Youth Media Awards were announced. Trump’s new budget takes aim at the NEA and NEH – again. Barnes & Noble issued company-wide layoffs. Amazon announced plans for its own shipping service. A number of children’s book authors have been accused of sexual harassment (and two […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/5-2/9

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 comics industry is asking the New York Times to restore its graphic bestseller lists. DC Entertainment plans to launch two new imprints focusing on younger readers. Marvel’s new user-created content initiative turns out to come with some catches. Cloudflare recently took down several domains registered to […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/29-2/2

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 National Book Foundation added a prize for translation to its annual awards. The University Press of Kentucky has been targeted by the governor’s budget.  New imprints are coming from Scholastic and Kwame Alexander. George R.R. Martin is funding a scholarship for fantasy writers. Robert […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/22-1/26

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. Legendary author Ursula K. Le Guin has died. The National Book Critics Circle named its 2017 award finalists. Walmart is partnering with Rakuten Kobo. InfoWars host Alex Jones is shopping a new book proposal. Allegations against Garrison Keillor were released – and Keillor has pushed back.