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The Beginner’s Guide to the Backlist

Historically, American publishing houses had three seasons a year: fall, winter, and spring. This had a lot to do with the physical limitations of selling and shipping books across the country, especially in the eras before air-conditioning and Skype. Most modern publishers still operate on two to three seasons a year, in part because it’s often easier to break a year’s business goals down into sub-goals. After six months, a once-new title is replaced by something even newer, and the focus of the industry moves on – and that’s where […]

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

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. American book publishers emphasize the power of books after the election.  PEN America composed a response to Trump’s election win.  Independent Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) approved a plan to merge with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) this week. Third quarter profit results came in for […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/31-11/4

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. Amazon rolled out a reading app for kids. Next year’s BookExpo America will be retooled and renamed. Bookstore and library records retain protection from search under the PATRIOT Act. Ron Boire is leaving Barnes & Noble with $4.8 million in severance.  Non-Prime members pay more at Amazon‘s physical bookstores. Bonus: Electric […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/3-10/7

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 possible unmasking of Elena Ferrante has drawn swift condemnation from her fans. National Book Awards finalists were revealed yesterday morning. Amazon launched a new benefit for Prime subscribers: increased ebook access. Penguin Random House and Crown Publishing Group are getting into the serialized fiction game on October […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/26-9/30

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. Authors can now do giveaways with their books via Nook Press. The National Book Awards 5 Under 35 nominees were announced this week. James Patterson halted the publication of a book titled The Murder of Stephen King. Penguin Random House unveiled a new sci-fi and […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/12-9/16

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 National Book Awards longlists, as well as the Booker Prize shortlist, were released this week. Amazon has added assorted Audible privileges to their Prime membership. On Wednesday, Carla Hayden was sworn in as the new Librarian of Congress. Lonely Planet is starting a new imprint called […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/22-8/26

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. William Morris Endeavor acquired the LA-based boutique agency Rabineau Wachter Sanford & Gillett. A Spanish publisher won the rights to clone the mysterious, centuries-old Voynich Manuscript. Kenya’s 16% VAT on books is not going over well with the country’s publishers. Amazon and Kobo announced their respective ongoing […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/18-7/22

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. Hachette and Booktrack are partnering to provide soundtracks for select young adult novellas. Amazon launches “Singles Classics” for the Kindle app, a service dedicated to stories and essays from years past. The Library of Congress continues to recover from a July 17 denial-of-service attack. With its […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/4-7/8

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. Scholastic Books entered into a partnership with American Girl. Harlequin settled the class action lawsuit filed against them in 2012 over ebook royalties. Random House and Christopher Myers, son of Walter Dean Myers, will make a new children’s imprint called Make Me a World. Harlequin […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 6/27-7/1

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. Barnes & Noble announced a print extension of their self-publishing platform. Author Gay Talese renounces his controversial new book after finding out his source may not have been credible. Amazon is starting a new platform for education called Amazon Inspire. Former Editorial Director of Amazon, Sara […]