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Inkluded: Making Space in the Industry for Everyone

Over the last few years, American art and pop culture has begun to focus on diversity in a serious way. This is particularly true of publishing: our industry celebrates free expression but is still predominantly white in both workforce and output. Inkluded is one of a few organizations aiming to change that. While it’s true that publishers have begun to have a difficult conversation about how to move forward, some people are frustrated that not a lot of action has been taken. This frustration brought together Inkluded’s founding members: Michael Mejias […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 6/6-6/10

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. LitHub launched a new service called “Book Marks” likened to a Rotten Tomatoes for books to mixed reviews. Andy Cohen will be getting his own imprint at Henry Holt. BookCon will be expanding to have an additional event as a part of New York ComicCon as […]

The Trendsetter BEA 2016 Session Wish List

We here at Publishing Trendsetter are feeling some serious FOMO about not being able to go to BEA and BookCon in Chicago this year. To make up for it, we decided to make a list of sessions we wish existed at BEA 2016. The Girl in the Title Epidemic: A panel about ending the usage of “girl” in titles to increase sales. Attention, Everyone! Publishing Will Be Okay: This session will share the best explanations to convince everyone that you know that publishing isn’t dying. In Booth Signing Session with Lin-Manuel […]

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% […]

We Need Diverse Books, One Year Later

One year ago, We Need Diverse Books (WNDB) started with a hashtag. The hashtag, which later became the nonprofit’s name, was part of a tweet exchange about the lack of diversity at last year’s BookCon. Last Friday, one year later, I was able to attend the We Need Diverse Books panel at Book Expo America. It celebrated its anniversary by hosting three panels at the very event they originally protested: one panel during the third day of BEA and one on each day of BookCon. The panelists on Friday included WNDB President […]

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 […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/8-12/12

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 developed an ebookstore during its war with Amazon, but decided not to launch it. BookCon announced that it is working with We Need Diverse Books to create panels with prominent diverse authors. Melville House will publish The Senate Torture Report as a paperback titled The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture. The […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/10-11/14

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 and Hachette have reached an agreement, bringing an end to their contract negotiations that began in May of this year. Reed Exhibitions announced that BEA and BookCon will have separate dates in 2015. Nook Media is expanding their author services offerings by adding print […]