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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/23-7/27

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 Man Booker Prize longlist includes a graphic novel for the very first time. Mystery solved: Dartmouth professors say they’ve identified the Lorax. An investment group bought a 5.68% stake in Barnes & Noble.  Suspects were arrested in the theft of […]

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

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. Author Philip Roth died this week at 85. Quarto‘s boardroom takeover led to the CEO’s resignation. This year’s Man Booker International Prize winner is Olga Tokarczuk. Amazon launched a new Merch Collab platform. The National Book Foundation is adding new literary programming.

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

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. The Obama Presidential Library will contain a public library branch. Amazon is launching its first Prime-based physical book service. Due to an ongoing sex-abuse scandal, the Nobel Prize will not be awarded in 2018. A long-running case about compensation for freelancers […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/26-3/2

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. Following allegations of sexual misconduct, Sherman Alexie has released a statement. Jill Soloway will lead Topple, a new Amazon imprint for LGBTQ books. Michelle Obama’s memoir has a title and release date. Children’s literature is joining the #MarchForOurLives movement. In addition to Black Panther, Ta-Nehisi […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/12-2/16

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. The 2018 Youth Media Awards were announced. Trump’s new budget takes aim at the NEA and NEH – again. Barnes & Noble issued company-wide layoffs. Amazon announced plans for its own shipping service. A number of children’s book authors have been accused of sexual harassment (and two […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/25-12/29

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. Joyce Carol Oates drew criticism after tweeting about sensitivity readers. Audiobook subscription site Playster is raising its prices and limiting its collection. Amazon‘s Alexa had its best year yet, with the app hitting #1 in the App Store for the first time. Amazon also acquired […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/11-12/15

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. The Merriam-Webster word of the year is “feminism.” The Handmaid’s Tale was 2017’s most-read Kindle and Audible book. Skyhorse Publishing will not unionize for now. Amazon announced a new review policy to fight spammers. A children’s book by James Baldwin will be reissued next year. […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/4-12/8

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. Giuseppe Castellano, formerly of Penguin Young Readers, and Lorin Stein, formerly of The Paris Review, both resigned this week due to sexual assault allegations. Barnes & Noble’s in-store prices will now match their online prices.  Amazon has launched in Australia.  Company chairman Len Riggio bought […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/20-11/24

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 opened up a new London location for their bookstore chain. The Costa Award shortlist was unveiled this week.  Some authors are accusing Amazon of punishing them for running promotions on their ebooks.  We Need Diverse Books named their bookseller of the year: Sarah Luce Look.  […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/13-11/17

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. The 2018 National Book Awards winners were announced Wednesday. An investor proposed a deal to take Barnes & Noble private. Radhika Jones will be Vanity Fair’s new editor. Amazon marketplace sellers may be subject to state sales tax. Superman editor Eddie Berganza has been fired from […]