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Happening and trends in the industry.

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

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. Warner Brothers and the Tolkien estate settled a lawsuit over licensing.  The Curtis Brown literary agency bought Ed Victor Ltd.  Overdrive was rebranded as Overdrive Rakuten. Christian Stores is launching an online shopping arm.  A lost Maurice Sendak book will be published next year. 

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 6/26-6/30

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 much criticism, the TSA has abandoned a book-screening pilot program. Indie publisher Two Dollar Radio is opening a bookstore in Columbus. Penguin Random House is closing Blue Rider Press, while Crown Publishing Group is launching Currency, a new nonfiction imprint. Amazon Web Services will soon offer machine translation. […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 6/19-6/23

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. Many major publishers back Greenpeace in their standoff with a logging corporation. Three textbook publishers have charged Follett with selling counterfeit textbooks.  Despite potentially losing their funding, the NEA awarded millions of dollars in grants this week.  HarperCollins will add over 15,000 ebooks to Hoopla, a […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 6/12-6/16

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. Tracy K. Smith is the new United States Poet Laureate. Amazon is buying Whole Foods. The 2017 Big Library Read began this week and will run until the 26th.  The Lambda Literary Awards were announced on Monday. David Grossman won the Man Booker International Prize on […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 6/5-6/9

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. Overdrive unveils a new cost-per-circulation model for digital library assets.   Penguin Random House acquired popular literary clothing store Out of Print. The Kickstarter for The Well-Read Black Girl literary festival was successfully funded. Bob Dylan gave his Nobel Peace Prize speech in the nick of time.  […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 5/29-6/2

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. James Patterson is giving more money to his Holiday Bookseller Bonus Program this year. Audible created a $5 million fund to commission new work from playwrights. Amazon will begin working directly with publishers. An ebook lending program from the Digital Public Library of America launches this fall. DC’s […]

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

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. After the proposed Trump budget cuts, the National Endowment for the Humanities chair has resigned. Author of Jesus’ Son and Tree of Smoke, Denis Johnson, died yesterday. Scribd now offers newspaper articles to their subscribers.  Pottermore partnered with Libro.fm to sell the Harry Potter audiobooks, […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 5/15-5/19

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. Harlequin shut down five of its lines. The American Writers Museum opened this week in Chicago. In France, the new culture minister is a publisher and the new prime minister writes novels. Amazon is introducing their own weekly bestseller lists. Author Laura Kipnis‘s new book about campus sexual […]

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

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. Pearson Education is planning more cuts, including the possible sale of its US K-12 group. Milo Yiannopoulos will sue Simon & Schuster and self-publish his memoir. Scholastic launched its summer reading challenge this week. Bill Clinton is teaming up with James Patterson to write a novel, and Hillary […]

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

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. The federal budget passed this week actually increases funding for both the NEA and NEH.  Tor Books is launching an imprint dedicated to experimental fiction. The owners of vanity press Tate Publishing have been charged with extortion and embezzlement.  Amazon has come to an agreement […]