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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/25-9/29

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 year’s most-banned books deal mostly with sexual topics and gender. The National Book Awards 5 Under 35 nominees were announced this week.  Online writing community and publisher Inkitt raised almost $4 million in funding for their site. Debut novelist Whitney Scharer fetched a 7 figure […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/18-9/22

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. Annie Proulx will receive this year’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. What Happened moved 300,000 copies in its first week on sale (and spurred controversy on Amazon). Rolling Stone is going up for sale. Google has integrated local library collections in its search feature. […]

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

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. Amazon is seeking out a location for a second American headquarters. Kobo rolled out audiobook sales and a corresponding subscription plan this week.  Conservative publisher Regnery has cut ties with New York Times, citing the paper’s “liberal bias.” James Patterson is donating $1.75 million to school […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/21-8/25

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. The New York Times is revamping its books coverage. Amazon’s “one-click” patent expires next month. Cambridge University Press reversed the decision to censor its articles for China Quarterly. The ongoing ReDigi case raises questions about the possibility of a used ebook market. The NYT reissued the […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/14-8/18

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. HarperCollins Christian Publishing launched their own self-publishing arm.  The Larry Ashmead Award was given to Annie Chagnot this week.  Trump claims Amazon is damaging to retailers.  A bookstore in Charlottesville, VA vows to stay open amidst the protests. Author V.E. Schwab spoke out about LGBT […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/7-8/11

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. Netflix and Barnes & Noble Education both made acquisitions this week.  Children’s books are addressing the refugee crisis. LeVar Burton‘s famous catchphrase has landed him in legal trouble. Amazon told booksellers to speed up their delivery times. The Dragon Awards have seen two authors withdraw their nominated […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/17-7/21

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. There will be two new Harry Potter books released in the fall.  Keanu Reeves co-founded X Artists’ Books, an art book publisher.  Amazon rolled out a social network, Spark, which encourages users to shop. Barbour Publishing is now employee-owned.  In an open letter to the […]

Focus On: Feminist, LGBT, and Black-Owned Bookstores

In the months since the election, a number of bookstores have taken up the activist banner – but they’re far from the first to do so. In fact, booksellers have been doing social justice work for a long time. The 20th century in America saw a boom in stores dedicated to fulfilling and celebrating long-marginalized populations, and the work continues today. So we’ve put together a brief overview of feminist, LGBT, and black-owned bookstores to help you dive into the world of activist bookselling. As the slogan goes, the personal is […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 6/12-6/16

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. Tracy K. Smith is the new United States Poet Laureate. Amazon is buying Whole Foods. The 2017 Big Library Read began this week and will run until the 26th.  The Lambda Literary Awards were announced on Monday. David Grossman won the Man Booker International Prize on […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 5/29-6/2

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. James Patterson is giving more money to his Holiday Bookseller Bonus Program this year. Audible created a $5 million fund to commission new work from playwrights. Amazon will begin working directly with publishers. An ebook lending program from the Digital Public Library of America launches this fall. DC’s […]