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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/19-1/23

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. With no buyer lined up, Egmont USA is closing at the end of this month. Retail CEO of Barnes & Noble, Mitchell Klipper, will retire at the beginning of May of this year. This week, Amazon announced their plans for textbook writers to be able […]

Listen Up! The Audiobook Revolution

Editor’s note: This was originally posted on our parent site, Publishing Trends. With audiobook sales numbers on the rise over the past two years, retailers have been searching for new ways to appeal to wider audiences. So far, the most common trends have been straight-to-audio publications, library digital downloads, abridged audiobooks, and an increase in subscription services.  However, speculation has begun to spread as to whether publishers should repackage audiobooks to be more similar to podcasts, given the format’s latest successes. At the end of November, Audible published The Starling […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/29-1/2

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. Kindle Unlimited authors are upset with Amazon for selling their books at low prices, affecting royalties. The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture sold out in stores after Melville House’s  quick transformation of the report into a book. Wattpad users can now design their own book covers in its new Covers app. Amazon […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/15-12/19

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. Macmillan and Amazon have made a multi-year deal. Apple is back in court for the ebook price collusion case with an appeal, but this time things seems to be going well for them. Google is considering adding a buy button and two day shipping to compete […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/8-12/12

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. Hachette developed an ebookstore during its war with Amazon, but decided not to launch it. BookCon announced that it is working with We Need Diverse Books to create panels with prominent diverse authors. Melville House will publish The Senate Torture Report as a paperback titled The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture. The […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/24-11/28

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. JetBlue launched the Fly-Fi Hub service, which will provide in-flight reading materials to passengers through a partnership with HarperCollins and Time Inc. Amazon placed interactive ads in the New York City subway that allow consumers to browse for books while waiting for their trains. Ferguson Public Library remained open in […]

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 […]