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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/18-8/22

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. A judge in Delaware passed a law making digital content, including ebooks, inheritable after the original owner dies. Romance publisher Ellora’s Cave announced cuts to their staff, due in part to a decrease in their Amazon sales. Kensington Publishing joined up with Books-A-Million to put some […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/11-8/15

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. Sales in physical bookstores dropped 7.9% for the first half of 2014. Amazon has opened a storefront  for students at Purdue University. Writer’s Digest and Bookbaby have teamed up to offer author services to self-published authors. Hachette CEO Michael Pietsch responds to Amazon’s ReadersUnited.com statement […]

Branding by Video

Editor’s note: This post also appears on our host site, Publishing Trends.  It turns out Simon & Schuster, who has been gaining press attention with the release of its “Behind the Book” video series, isn’t the only publishing company that’s been building its video cache. We’ve decided to gather a few together for viewing. Here’s a little background in case you missed it: S&S uploaded 5 videos of book editors giving details on how certain titles came to be as a start to their series last week. S&S Executive VP and Chief […]

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

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. Hachette and Ingram cancel their plans to buy Perseus Book Group. Google and Barnes & Noble team up to offer same day delivery in major metropolitan cities to strike back at Amazon. Scribd announced a change in their search mechanisms to provide better browsing, mixing real-life […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/28-8/1

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. Apple quietly purchased BookLamp last week, a book recommendation engine known for its Book Genome Project. Alloy Entertainment teamed up with Amazon to create a digital publishing imprint. Hachette’s first quarter sales were up 5.6% despite the ongoing dispute with Amazon. Macmillan increased its ebook lending selection to include […]

Survey results: Where Do Publishing Professionals Get Their Books?

Editor’s note: This post can also be found on our parent site, Publishing Trends. Codex’s recent reader poll shows that the Amazon-Hachette contract negotiations may be having an impact on the way the average consumer purchases books. According to Codex, 39% of their respondents are aware of the ongoing negotiations between Amazon and Hachette, and there has been a decline in consumers buying books from Amazon at a rate of 7.5%. Since publishing professionals are not quite the average book consumer, Publishing Trends conducted a quick, informal survey on where publishing professionals get their books […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/21-7/25

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. Amazon launched Kindle Unlimited, but to little fanfare without The Big Five. The New Yorker made their digital archives are free all summer long, and here are some suggestions on where to start. Amazon released its second quarter sales, revealing a 23% increase in sales, but a […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/14-7/18

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. This week, Amazon launched an ebook and audiobook subscription service for Kindle called “Kindle Unlimited.” Apple will pay $450 million in their ebook settlement. Booksellers from the famed Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris are raising funds to start an de Selby Press, an independent Irish […]

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

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. HarperCollins is now selling print and ebooks directly through their own website. Simon & Schuster’s Gallery Books Division is joining up with romance publisher Omnific to co-publish some titles while Simon & Schuster takes over all distribution. Amazon made an offer to Hachette authors that […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 6/23-6/27

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. Hachette will buy Perseus Books Group, and in turn, Perseus’ distribution companies will be sold to Ingram. Barnes and Noble announced this week that it will be splitting their retail and Nook businesses into two separate companies. The FAA stated that Amazon cannot begin drone […]