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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/30-2/3

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 literary community responded to the Muslim travel ban in many ways this week.  Comma Press announced its plans to only publish works written by authors who live in countries affected to the Muslim travel ban.  New York City is rolling out a new reading […]

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 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 5/9-5/13

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. OverDrive announced plans to start digital book clubs, pairing up with public libraries to start the programs. Milkweed Editions is opening an indie bookstore in downtown Minneapolis. Onebook, Audible’s audiobook sharing program, is now available to all of its customers. PEN America sent a letter signed by […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 3/14-3/18

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. Now that the mass market paperback of To Kill a Mockingbird will be discontinued, HarperCollins is selling the book at a discount to schools. The Authors Guild’s case against Google’s library scanning program will head to the Supreme Court. Barnes & Noble redesigned their website. […]

Amazon and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year Abroad

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  * * * A recent article in The Telegraph calls 2015 “the year Amazon delivered on its founder’s vision.” The reporter James Titcomb explains that in 2015 Amazon grew to double its share price, finally became profitable, and is now “almost untouchable as an online retailer” due to its streamlined delivery  service. While it’s been a good year in many respects, the company has also had its share of troubles – facing government investigations, employee […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/16-11/20

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 winners of the National Book Awards were announced on Wednesday. Taylor Swift teamed up with Scholastic to donate 25,000 books to NYC schools. The Harry Potter audiobooks are now available on Audible. The Pope announced that he will publish his first children’s book with […]

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

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. Audible is reportedly pressuring German publishers during contract negotiations. The MacDowell Colony announced a new retreat fellowship for diverse writers. Writers and translators found a way around censorship in Iran by publishing their work on the internet. OverDrive launched OverDrive Listen, a web app that lets […]

Listen Up! The Audiobook Revolution

Editor’s note: This was originally posted on our parent site, Publishing Trends. With audiobook sales numbers on the rise over the past two years, retailers have been searching for new ways to appeal to wider audiences. So far, the most common trends have been straight-to-audio publications, library digital downloads, abridged audiobooks, and an increase in subscription services.  However, speculation has begun to spread as to whether publishers should repackage audiobooks to be more similar to podcasts, given the format’s latest successes. At the end of November, Audible published The Starling […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/15-9/19

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. At last, ebooks are becoming poetry friendly. Barnes & Noble scrapped the ability to download Nook Books onto computers for ebook security reasons. The National Book Award longlists were announced this week. HarperCollins is adding a digital watermark to their ebooks to add yet another layer of security […]