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Happening and trends in the industry.

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/24-9/28

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. Ian Buruma’s “forced resignation” from the NYRB drew backlash. The World of Eric Carle is coming to Penguin Young Readers. The 2018 Kirkus Prize nominees are here. Jean-Claude Arnault, central figure of the Nobel Prize scandal, has been remanded pending a verdict. Paul McCartney is getting […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/17-9/21

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. New York Magazine will dramatically expand its books coverage. Finalist Haruki Murakami withdrew from the alternative Nobel shortlist. Ian Buruma is out as editor of the New York Review of Books after publishing a widely-condemned article by Jian Ghomeshi. Fear earned the highest first-week […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/10-9/14

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. The 2018 National Book Awards longlists are out. The owners of the Ripped Bodice Bookstore signed a TV development deal with Sony. Bob Woodward‘s Fear is already in its ninth printing. Les Moonves has been ousted at CBS for sexual harassment.  Target […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/3-9/7

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. Little, Brown and Company will celebrate J.D. Salinger’s centennial.  Penguin Random House is changing the way it does library ebook lending. Merriam-Webster has added 840 words to its dictionary. Amazon is the second company to hit $1 trillion in value. Donald Trump wanted […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/27-8/30

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. After John McCain‘s death last week, his last book has become a bestseller.  Without angry tweets from the president, Omarosa’s book sales are declining. The tariffs on Canadian paper products were overturned. The 2018 Rona Jaffe Award winners are here.  Ousted […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/13-8/17

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. Author V.S. Naipaul and publisher John Calder died this week. A foraging-themed cookbook has been recalled for recommending toxic ingredients. Hannah Gadsby‘s book Ten Steps to Nanette publishes next year. In acquisition news, Insight Editions has purchased Weldon Owen and Hachette will buy Worthy Publishing. After […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/6-8/10

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. The Nation‘s apology for publishing a controversial poem is itself controversial. Omarosa shopped her forthcoming book with the aid of secret Trump recordings. Anita Miller, cofounder of Academy Chicago Press, has died at 91. Elsevier’s newest acquisition got a muted response. […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/30-8/3

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. A second-century library was recently excavated in Germany. Two woman started a campaign to send books to detained children at the border. Longtime industry insider Judith Appelbaum has passed away. Children’s agent Danielle Smith was revealed to have fabricated offers for her […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/23-7/27

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 Man Booker Prize longlist includes a graphic novel for the very first time. Mystery solved: Dartmouth professors say they’ve identified the Lorax. An investment group bought a 5.68% stake in Barnes & Noble.  Suspects were arrested in the theft of […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/16-7/20

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. Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jonny Sun are publishing a book of pep talks. Audiobook distributor RBMedia was sold to a private equity firm. Elsevier has blocked Germany and Sweden during a dispute over the cost of nationwide open access. Electric Literature launched […]