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Happening and trends in the industry.

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 […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/9-7/13

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. Marvel legend Steve Ditko has died. The original map of the Hundred-Acre Wood set an auction record. Liu Xia, widow of dissident poet Liu Xiaobo, has been freed from house arrest. The English Patient won the Golden Man Booker Prize. Regnery is expanding and rebranding its […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/2-7/6

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. On Tuesday, Barnes & Noble fired its CEO without severance pay. Swedish luminaries will award an alternative Nobel Prize for literature this year. The plagiarism suit against author Emma Cline has been dismissed. In South Carolina, a high school summer reading list drew criticism […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 6/25-6/29

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. A biography of the late Anthony Bourdain will be released in fall 2019. This week saw the deaths of both Donald Hall and Harlan Ellison. The ALA‘s Association for Library Service to Children voted to remove Laura Ingalls Wilder’s name from […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 6/18-6/22

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. Junot Díaz has been cleared to return to MIT. The Oxford English Dictionary issued a call for regional vocabulary.  Children’s lit authors are speaking out against the family separation policy. States can now require retailers to collect sales tax. Dropbox is […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 6/11-6/15

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. Stan Lee‘s business manager is being investigated for elder abuse. Kitchen Confidential has become a bestseller after Anthony Bourdain‘s death. After Lionel Shriver mocked a diversity drive at Penguin Random House UK, the literary world is responding. Netflix and Penguin Random House are launching […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 6/4-6/8

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. The 2018 Lambda Literary Award winners are here. iBooks is getting a makeover for iOS 12.  Three poetry editors at The Boston Review have resigned over the magazine’s continued relationship with Junot Díaz. Baltimore’s Enoch Pratt Free Library plans to completely eliminate fines on overdue books. Romance writers […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 5/28-6/1

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. Donadio & Olson‘s accountant embezzled over $3.4 million. Edwards Brothers Malloy is shutting down its printing business. The Nobel Prize may not be awarded in 2019, either. Netflix released a trailer for its first comic book. Copper Canyon launched a fundraiser to […]

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

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. Author Philip Roth died this week at 85. Quarto‘s boardroom takeover led to the CEO’s resignation. This year’s Man Booker International Prize winner is Olga Tokarczuk. Amazon launched a new Merch Collab platform. The National Book Foundation is adding new literary programming.