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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 4/7-4/11

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. With the growing popularity of long-form content, WordPress acquires Longreads. Following a significant expansion of its user base, Wattpad raised an additional $46 million in venture funding. Penguin Random House launches My Independent Bookshop, a book recommendation website that shares profits with independent bookstores. A German […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 3/31-4/4

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. Liberty Media, a key investor in Barnes & Noble, sells off a majority of its stock in the company.  Amazon Web Services has secured what is likely its most lucrative client, the Department of Defense. Meanwhile, Amazon announces Fire TV, a competitor to Roku. Audiobook sales […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 3/24-3/28

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 remains the number one seller of ebooks, but Apple and Barnes and Noble are in a tight race for second place. New York Public Library is working with Zola Books to offer a new system for book recommendations. Hachette’s UK counterpart, Hodder & Stoughton is […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 3/10-3/14

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. Quercus is for sale, and Amazon is rumored to be interested in purchasing the independent publisher. Google is being taken to court by a group of parents outraged over app purchases made by their children. Amtrak is now accepting applications for their new writers residency […]

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

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. After four years of coverage, The New York Times‘ Julie Bosman is leaving the publishing beat. Ingram announced that it acquired CourseSmart, a digital course materials provider and previous competitor. No need to feel left out from all of the AWP coverage, The New Yorker shares one […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/3-2/7

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. Two new digital book platforms: German company, Readfy, launched an ebook subscription service this week, offering 15,000 free titles with advertising throughout the book, and NoiseTrade also expanded its free music program to include books as well. Sony relinquished its place in the ebook market […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/20-1/24

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. The Second Court of Appeals granted Apple a temporary stay of their monitor, a small win for Apple in this ongoing case. Amazon’s publishing arm announced a new Christian imprint called Waterfall Press. Android users got a treat this week with the release of magazine […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories of the Week, 12/2 –12/6

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. Our condolences to the family and friends of publishing legend, André Schiffrin, who passed away at the age of 78. Amazon reveals a new delivery system–using drones–which may be ready in the next 4-5 years. The Indies First initiative, where authors took on the roles […]

Top Five Publishing News Stories of the Week 11/25-11/29

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. Barnes and Noble reports despite making a profit, their overall sales have declined 8%. The most expensive book sold on Tuesday for $14.2 million. Amazon workers in Germany are on strike once again. Indie Publisher Big Bang Press seeks support for publishing original fiction by […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories of the Week, 11/11 –11/15

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. Judge Denny Chin rules that Google Books’ digital copying of books does not violate copyright law, and provides the public many benefits. Get those books (or whatever else you’re buying) seven days a week: Amazon will offer Sunday delivery via USPS in New York and LA. […]