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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 6/29-7/3

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. Apple lost the appeal for its ebook price fixing lawsuit. Scribd is adjusting its subscription catalog, in what the CEO is calling a “purge” of romance titles. It was discovered that Amazon’s new pay structure will pay self-published authors as little as $.006 per page read. In […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 6/15-6/19

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. The Authors Guild released a statement that its Fair Contract Initiative will take on royalty rates and new contract limits, among other things. Amazon and Penguin Random House reached a long-term agreement. Melville House sent copies of the Torture Report to the presidential candidates, with the […]

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

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. Ursula K. Le Guin wrote a candid blog post about why she doesn’t want people to buy books from Amazon. Rough Trade’s NYC store will now have a dedicated section for Melville House books due to the companies’ new partnership. BookCon attendance was up from last year, with an 80% […]

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

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. Penguin Random House and Amazon are rumored to be in a dispute over contract negotiations. Google appears to be taking action to stop ebook piracy in their Google Play store. Amazon will now have to start paying taxes in many European countries. Margaret Atwood delivered […]

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

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. McSweeney’s launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds as it becomes a nonprofit. A journalist discovered that Google Play isn’t policing ebook pirates and then later noticed that some of the accounts he mentioned were disabled, but many pirated books were still available. Amazon struck a deal […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 4/13-4/17

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. HarperCollins and Amazon reached an agreement. Nielsen announced a new partnership with OpenBook, a book tracking service in China. 3M Cloud Library’s digital lending services are expanding into the UK and Australia. The ALA released 2014’s most challenged and/or banned books in the United States. London publisher Faber has […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 3/30-4/3

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. HarperCollins and Amazon’s contract negotiations appear to be going poorly. Purdue University has been sued by their college bookstore to reveal the details of their contract with Amazon. Amazon has moved their drone testing to Canada as the FAA won’t greenlight Amazon’s drone testing in […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 3/23-3/27

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 American Library Association announced its partnership with 20 education businesses to ask Congress for federal funding for school libraries to continue. Barnes and Noble’s shopping bags were redesigned. Amazon added a new rating system to its website, in which users can vote on the quality of […]

A DRM Primer for a VAT World

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  * * * The ongoing and increasingly heated debate over the use of Digital Rights Management (DRM) in digital publishing has recently received more press attention because of the EU ruling to charge VAT (value-added tax) on ebooks. For those in need of a reminder, Digital Rights Management refers to the protections  that are in place on many copyrighted digital products like video games, smartphone apps and ebooks that make illegal downloading more difficult. In […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/23-2/27

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 announced the first 10 titles to be published through its crowdsourcing program Kindle Scout, which will be published digitally by the Kindle Press imprint. For its 80th anniversary, Penguin Books created an interactive website to sell its Little Black Classics series. Barnes & Noble announced it will be […]