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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/10-11/14

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. Amazon and Hachette have reached an agreement, bringing an end to their contract negotiations that began in May of this year. Reed Exhibitions announced that BEA and BookCon will have separate dates in 2015. Nook Media is expanding their author services offerings by adding print […]

Fanfiction and Fandoms: A Primer, A History

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  * * * The Magicians Trilogy author Lev Grossman in his 2011 Time article summarized the mentality surrounding fanfiction in mainstream culture as “what literature might look like if it were reinvented from scratch after a nuclear apocalypse by a band of brilliant pop-culture junkies trapped in a sealed bunker.” Now don’t get Grossman wrong—he is pro-fanfiction, but he also acknowledges that to outsiders, it’s an odd world of what some might call extremists. Despite […]

“Will Amazon Lead Us to the Golden Age of Books?”: A Panel Event

What do you get when you put an author, an executive editor, a bookstore owner, and a radio host into a room together and ask them about Amazon’s influence on the book publishing industry?  Hosts New America Foundation NYC and Slate’s Future Tense gave people a chance to find out last night with the “Will Amazon Lead Us to the Golden Age of Books?” panel event. The panelists dove right into discussing Amazon’s influence on the book industry and its even larger influence on getting everyone involved in discussing the book […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/20-10/24

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. Amazon and Simon & Schuster inked a deal this week after months of negotiation. Both Atavist Books and Beacon Hill Press announced they will close before the end of 2014. The New York Review of Books and Vice have partnered up to produce a series of videos. Indies First […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/13-10/17

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. French publishers were warned by The Group for the Development of Digital Reading that Scribd may be making titles available on their platform without publisher permission. It was a big week for book awards: the Man Booker Prize was awarded to Australian Richard Flanagan and the National […]

Libraries and Licensing

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  * * * With the ever-increasing importance of libraries as a way readers can discover new authors and books, and the growing popularity of digital access, we thought it was time to post a comprehensive update on libraries and ebook licensing. It’s important to recognize that the large majority of libraries license, rather than buy, their ebooks.  This is a critical difference, because in licensing contracts, the first sale doctrine does not apply. For those […]

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

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. French author Patrick Modiano wins the Nobel Prize in Literature. Amazon will open a pop-up shop in midtown Manhattan for the holidays. Bertelsmann might be planning to increase its ownership of Penguin Random House by buying shares from Pearson. Adobe’s new ebook software tracks its users’ reading habits. Bringing two of his business […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/29-10/3

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. Romance publisher Ellora’s Cave filed a lawsuit against Dear Author for reporting on the publisher’s financial issues. The Authors Guild met with the Department of Justice in August regarding the Amazon’s business practices. Danish publisher Egmont is selling their US division. Fresh off of opening […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/22-9/26

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. New Jersey changed its state privacy laws to include browsed, purchased, and read ebooks. Amazon is starting a new program to publish ebooks through crowdsourcing. Amtrak announced the winners of its first Amtrak Residency Program, where writers will take a free long-distance round-trip to inspire new […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/15-9/19

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. At last, ebooks are becoming poetry friendly. Barnes & Noble scrapped the ability to download Nook Books onto computers for ebook security reasons. The National Book Award longlists were announced this week. HarperCollins is adding a digital watermark to their ebooks to add yet another layer of security […]