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Tag Archives: Borders

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 3/2-3/6

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. Ebook sales are slowing down, which in turn, means publisher revenues are also going down. A European court ruled that ebooks will not get the same tax cuts as paper books do. Coffee House announced their first imprint, Emily Books. A Supreme Court judge ruled […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 7/29 – 8/2

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. **** Obama gives a speech at Amazon warehouse in Chattanooga, now available on the new Kindle Singles.. Overstock and Amazon declare pricing war, resulting in continually lowering prices in an attempt to out-discount the other. People around the world double-checked the definition of  “debate” […]

Books Abroad: Australian Publishing and Book Business in Melbourne

  We inaugurate “Books Abroad”, our international version of “Not New York”, with a post from Kate McKenzie on her hometown, Melbourne, Australia. Just as we want to widen horizons and make connections beyond “NYCentric” book business in the US, we also want to explore other publishing hubs around the world. Shannon will continue her explorations, and we’ll also welcome profiles from other guest contributors. Like any travelers, we’re on the hunt for communities small and large, landmarks and little-known treasures. All aboard for Books Abroad! **** I’ve lived 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 […]

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 […]

Internviews: “Before” with Liz Janetschek

  We’re thrilled to welcome Liz Janetschek as this season’s intern. We think every peek into the mind of an aspiring book professional contributes to a fuller and more interesting portrait of what the industry will next become-so we pounce on our interns’ minds every chance we get. Read more about Liz on the About page, and keep an eye out for her unique spin as she helps helm this ship in the months to come. Trendsetter: What aspects of Publishing Trends and MPI interest you most as you enter the […]