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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 11/30-12/4

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 city that spends the most money on books, Washington DC, will soon only have independent bookstores. In the ebook price fixing case, Barnes & Noble, Authors Guild, Authors United, and the American Booksellers Association filed a brief with the Supreme Court in support of Apple. […]

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

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. Ursula K. Le Guin wrote a candid blog post about why she doesn’t want people to buy books from Amazon. Rough Trade’s NYC store will now have a dedicated section for Melville House books due to the companies’ new partnership. BookCon attendance was up from last year, with an 80% […]

BEA Basics for 2015

It’s spring. It’s May. It’s BEA! BookExpo America, the annual trade fair for the North American book industry, is coming once again to the Javits Center in New York City. Running from May 27 to May 29, BEA 2015 promises three busy days full of exchange, expertise, and excitement. Two big changes set this year’s BEA apart. First, the exhibit hall is opening on the same day as the conference. This “compact” scheduling should prove more convenient for attendees, event director Steve Rosato explained to Publishers Weekly. Second, BookCon has […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 6/10 – 6/14

Every week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young professional 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 expanded the Kindle to China, now available online at Amazon China and major electronic retailers. The Apple EBook Antitrust Trial continues as interactions between Steve Jobs and current Senior Vice President Eddy Cue are brought to trial. Marcus Books, the nation’s […]

Amazon and Barnes & Noble: The Tale of Two Online Booksellers

Being the resident intern around here, I sometimes get stuck with, well, intern-y jobs. A few weeks back, I was assigned to clean up a bookshelf that had been gathering dust, old industry reports and book festival guides. As I flipped through the old files, I laughed at subtitles like, “The CD ROM Gold Rush: Too Many Prospectors, Not Enough Gold.” But it wasn’t all outdated technology jokes. An Open Book Publishing 1997 report entitled “Subtext: Perspective on Book Publishing: Numbers, Issues & Trends” broke the news that “A number of booksellers […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories, Week of 7/30-8/2

Every week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young professional should read to feel more informed and 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’s Book-Biz Bad Boy (and not many weeks have those) is undisputably Jonah Lehrer, author of Imagine. First, he admits to fabricating Bob Dylan quotes, then he resigns from The New Yorker, and THEN Houghton Mifflin Harcourt […]