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

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. Goodreads launched Goodreads Deals, which will send you ebook deals based on your to-read list, favorite authors, and favorite genres. W.W. Norton won’t reissue an unauthorized biography of Donald Trump for fear of being sued over some of the allegations in the book. The Vegetarian […]

Profiles in Publishing: Karl Baedeker

Name: Karl Baedeker Birthdate/Place: November 3rd 1801, Essen, Germany Publisher Associated With: Baedeker Claim to Fame: Oldest of ten children, he inherited the publishing company created by his grandfather in 1784. He worked as a bookseller while studying humanities in Heidelberg  before military service. He moved to Koblenz and established his own bookselling and publishing business in 1827 at only 25 years old. Later to become commonly known as “the father of modern tourism,” the company published travel guide books that uniquely included every detail a tourist needed for a successful venture. He […]

Publishing Trends’ Annual “Columbia Super-Grad”

“…although Typical Columbia Publishing Course Grad initially planned on going into wealth management, she chose instead to intern in the publicity department at Scribner, and hopes to one day work with New Adult fiction.”   Every year, the summer Columbia Publishing Course publishes biographies of the students who participated in that summer’s program. For the past 6 or 7 years, our parent publication, Publishing Trends, has selected the more outlandish exploits and accomplishments for a humorous composite biography. Most of the summer programs are wrapping up now, and no matter […]

Profiles in Publishing: Henry Holt

Name: Henry Holt Birthdate/Place: January 3rd, 1840, Baltimore, Maryland Publisher Associated With: Henry Holt and Company Claim to Fame: Holt graduated from Yale before entering Columbia Law School. He entered the publishing business with the late G. P. Putnam in 1863, another important figure in publishing and later a major figure behind the Penguin Group.  In 1866, Holt joined Frederick Leypoldt’s publishing company, the founder of publications like Publisher’s Weekly and Library Journal. It later became Henry Holt and Company in 1873 when Leypoldt decided to devote himself to bibliographical work. Henry Holt and Company is […]