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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 4/18-4/22

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. Follett booksellers bought Baker & Taylor, which provides books and many other things to public libraries nationwide. The 2016 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced on Monday. Google won the long-running case filed against them claiming copyright infringement over their book scanning program. Amazon won a $30 […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 4/11-4/15

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. Random House is restarting their One World imprint under the leadership of editor Chris Jackson. Amazon announced a new Kindle model this week called Oasis. The First Lady of New York City, Chirlane McCray, is starting a book club. Hamilton: The Revolution was published this week […]

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

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. Barnes & Noble is preparing to open four concept stores in 2017, including one in Westchester County, NY. Lena Dunham and her Lenny Letter Co-Creator Jenni Konner will start their own Lenny imprint at Random House. Actor Sir Ian McKellen has pulled out of his memoir deal, and […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 3/21-3/25

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. New York City’s Department of Education has revised its proposed ebook deal with Amazon to address concerns from the National Federation of the Blind. Denver independent bookstore Tattered Cover was targeted by hacktivist group Anonymous for not standing against the city’s camping ban. James Patterson is writing shorter, […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 3/14-3/18

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. Now that the mass market paperback of To Kill a Mockingbird will be discontinued, HarperCollins is selling the book at a discount to schools. The Authors Guild’s case against Google’s library scanning program will head to the Supreme Court. Barnes & Noble redesigned their website. […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/1-2/5

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. Quarto Publishing Group acquired the Harvard Common Press, which primarily publishes books about cooking and childcare. The National Book Foundation announced plans to launch a book club for LGBTQ teens, which will include field trips to literary sites around NYC. Barnes & Noble partnered with the […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/25-1/29

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. The Smithsonian is releasing a series of educational graphic novels. Lee and Low released their Diversity in Publishing survey results, and the findings reveal that publishing is an overwhelmingly white and female industry. Amazon is testing Kindle-specific gift cards in Washington State. Flatiron Books is […]

Amazon and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year Abroad

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  * * * A recent article in The Telegraph calls 2015 “the year Amazon delivered on its founder’s vision.” The reporter James Titcomb explains that in 2015 Amazon grew to double its share price, finally became profitable, and is now “almost untouchable as an online retailer” due to its streamlined delivery  service. While it’s been a good year in many respects, the company has also had its share of troubles – facing government investigations, employee […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/23-11/27

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. Amazon is opening a distribution center in Brooklyn, NY. Bertelsmann is reportedly shopping for an equity partner in case Pearson wants to quickly divest their shares of Penguin Random House. The founders of Picture Book Summit are donating $7,000 to We Need Diverse Books. Claudia Rankine’s […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/9-11/13

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. Barnes & Noble announced plans for a new Nook Audiobooks app and website. Amazon will open an office in downtown Chicago. PEN International named its first female president, Jennifer Clement. A new museum dedicated to American writers will open in 2017 in Chicago. Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle […]