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

number_5_orangeEvery 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.

A socialist bookstore in London was attacked by far-right protesters

Bonus: these library sleuths work to find your half-remembered favorites.

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

number_5_orangeEvery 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 clients.

Simon & Schuster CEO Carolyn Reidy spoke out in support of Les Moonves, who is accused of sexual harassment. 

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

number_5_orangeEvery 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 $8 million in rarities from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh‘s rare book collection.

Forbes published, and quickly deleted, an inflammatory op-ed arguing for Amazon to replace public libraries.

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

number_5_orangeEvery 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 a new feature in response to the New York Times‘s “By the Book.”

Chance the Rapper announced his acquisition of Chicagoist via song.

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

number_5_orangeEvery 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 faith imprint.

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

number_5_orangeEvery 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 from the local police.

Junot Díaz has denied the allegations against him, and his accusers have responded.

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

number_5_orangeEvery 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 its award.

The Whiting Foundation awarded a combined $120,000 to A Public Space, Fence, and Words Without Borders.

For two weeks beginning July 30, Tor.com Publishing will be open for novella submissions.

Bonus: the Man Booker Prize turns 50 this year, and Lit Hub put together a by-the-numbers look at its first half-century.

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

number_5_orangeEvery 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 getting into media and entertainment.

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

number_5_orangeEvery 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 a series of books based on Stranger Things.

The director of the University of Georgia Press vowed to cancel the book contracts of sexual harassers

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

number_5_orangeEvery 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 can continue to use the word “cocky” in their book titles.

Bonus: poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti is publishing his first novel at 99.