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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 […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/2-11/6

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. The American Civil Liberties Union and two New Orleans bookstores have filed a lawsuit over a bill that requires bookstores to verify the ages of their customers. Four former Amazon delivery drivers are suing the company for depriving them of wages, benefits, and legal protections. […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/19-10/23

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 Publishers Weekly annual publishing survey revealed that employees are getting younger and houses still lack diversity, among other things. An Amazon SVP posted a statement claiming that the New York Times didn’t fact check the article about the company’s work culture. Publishers Weekly, Combined Book Exhibit, and […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/31-9/4

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. Penguin Random House’s revenues were up 16.2% in the first half of 2015. Ellora’s Cave and Dear Author blogger both filed claims in their libel and defamation suit, which has been ongoing since September 2014. Goodreads will soon be available on Fire tablets and Kindle ereaders in the UK and Ireland. Ebook sales […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/24-8/28

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. Scribd has changed its subscription service to give subscribers unlimited access to rotating audiobooks. Amazon’s ebook deal with NYC public schools has been postponed it was noted that visually impaired readers might have trouble with the design. As a result of recent controversies, the Hugo Awards were forced […]