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5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 8/26 – 8/30

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. **** Among other sensational and shocking news reported by the new biography Salinger, at least 5 new books by the late reclusive author are forthcoming. Fewer e-converts: the AAP reports that ebook sales this spring slowed from their triple digit growth of 2012. The […]

4 Days in Literary Heaven: A First-Timer’s BEA 2013 Recap

Marnise was Publishing Trendsetter’s Spring 2013 intern, and kindly agreed to come to New York City for the week of BEA 2013 and give us her take on the whole thing. She currently works as a publicist for Entangled, and can be followed on her various adventures at @marnisetucker.  Last week I was lucky enough to attend the biggest book convention in the United States. For 4 wonderful days I was amongst the fabulous book professionals and lovers attending BookExpo America. Never having attended a convention of this magnitude, I […]

Bright Young Things of Mexican Publishing: William Dietzel

William Dietzel

In honor of BEA’s International Market Focus on Mexico this year, we asked a few young Mexican publishing professionals for their take on the industry they’re simultaneously inheriting and helping to create. William Dietzel and Alicia Flores share their thoughts about their careers thus far and what might be next. **** William Dietzel is a young editor from Mexico City who’s worked in prestigious publishing houses like Planeta and Santillana. He’s currently the Children’s and YA Editor at Planeta Mexico.   How did you get started in publishing? How many years have you worked in […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 5/20 – 5/24

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 Publishing introduced “Kindle Worlds,” allowing any writer to create fan fiction and earn royalties for their work. Still hashing out DOJ drama, Penguin agrees to pay over $90 million to settle eBook pricing suits. U.S. District Judge rules $210 Million worth of Borders […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week: 4/29 – 5/3

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. **** A little bit of closure (or at least settlement) for Macmillan, that underdog of the Big 6’s battle with the DOJ. Simon & Schuster turns out to be a comeback kid: despite ongoing strife with B&N, they pulled up their profits […]

Young Authors Give Back Tour: The [Give] Backstory

Four young authors who are stoked about mentorship, going on a road trip to pay it forward. As soon as we caught wind of the Young Authors Give Back tour, we knew we had to invite them to share their two cents on Trendsetter. Here, Kat, Erin, Sarah, and Susan talk about how they hatched a plan not only to spend quality time with each other and their readers, but also to mentor other young writers and to make book business feel more like a community–a welcoming one, at that.    […]

What is the Long Tail of Publishing?

If you were to graph a retail environment where a large number of different items are sold in relatively small quantities each, you’d get something like this:   See the “long tail” tapering off to the right? In bookselling, a profitable industry has grown from the availability of so many unique titles. All these titles are represented on the right side of the graph: the realm of self-publishing, print-on-demand, backlists, zines, and niche-interest blogs. If you’ve been in book business for fewer than 10 years, a Long Tail-driven business is […]

Book Jobs Not by the Book: Rachel Waxman, Author Publicity

Rachel Waxman

Although she now has a fulltime job, Rachel Waxman’s story of starting her career outside of NYC and of using freelance work to find her ideal niche in book business is the sort of story we always like to hear. Rachel is a Kansas City native and a graduate of Northwestern University, where she did not study English or creative writing. She currently works for Lucinda Literary, a New York-based author marketing and publicity agency. She is also a writer, and her first book, The Crickhowell School for the Muses, will be published in […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week: 2/18 – 2/22

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. This time, the Big 6 and Amazon are sitting in the same hot-seat: 3 indie bookstores have brought a lawsuit, alleging DRM as an unfair business practice. Grand Central Publishing announced expansion of Romance imprint Forever and e-book counterpart Forever Yours  to upwards of […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories, Week of 8/6-8/10

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.     Last week, Fifty Shades had sold more copies than any other in the history of Amazon.co.uk. As of this week, it’s sold more than any other book sold in the UK ever. Period. Speaking of Amazon (and when […]