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Sixth Annual Best of the Best of 2018 Lists

We know – it’s been a long year. But before we bid 2018 farewell for good, there’s still some housekeeping to do. Here at Trendsetter, we’re continuing our annual tradition of compiling the internet’s book opinions (good, bad, and ugly) into one mega-post. What are you waiting for? Let’s reminisce. Best list of best epigraphs. Best list of (some of) the best LGBT writing. Best list for making that Tournament of Books bracket. Best list of long reads from Longreads. Best list of tomes for tots.  Best list of best […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/29-11/2

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. Feminist poet and playwright Ntozake Shange died at age 70. Barnes & Noble is countersuing ex-CEO Demos Parneros. Simon & Schuster is launching a new imprint, Avid Reader Press. An Iowan man checked out and burned several LGBTQ children’s books on […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/30-8/3

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. A second-century library was recently excavated in Germany. Two woman started a campaign to send books to detained children at the border. Longtime industry insider Judith Appelbaum has passed away. Children’s agent Danielle Smith was revealed to have fabricated offers for her […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 6/18-6/22

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. Junot Díaz has been cleared to return to MIT. The Oxford English Dictionary issued a call for regional vocabulary.  Children’s lit authors are speaking out against the family separation policy. States can now require retailers to collect sales tax. Dropbox is […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/26-3/2

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. Following allegations of sexual misconduct, Sherman Alexie has released a statement. Jill Soloway will lead Topple, a new Amazon imprint for LGBTQ books. Michelle Obama’s memoir has a title and release date. Children’s literature is joining the #MarchForOurLives movement. In addition to Black Panther, Ta-Nehisi […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/11-12/15

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 Merriam-Webster word of the year is “feminism.” The Handmaid’s Tale was 2017’s most-read Kindle and Audible book. Skyhorse Publishing will not unionize for now. Amazon announced a new review policy to fight spammers. A children’s book by James Baldwin will be reissued next year. […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/28-9/1

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. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, New York publishers and Houston bookstores are lending a hand. Despite community objections, the library system of Escondido, CA will be privatized. The Book Industry Study Group changed its governing structure. An alt-right children’s book was pulled over copyright infringement. […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/7-8/11

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. Netflix and Barnes & Noble Education both made acquisitions this week.  Children’s books are addressing the refugee crisis. LeVar Burton‘s famous catchphrase has landed him in legal trouble. Amazon told booksellers to speed up their delivery times. The Dragon Awards have seen two authors withdraw their nominated […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/31-8/4

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. Macmillan is moving out of the historic Flatiron building.  PBS is making a show about beloved American novels.  Both playwright Sam Shepard and legendary editor Judith Jones passed away this week. Immigrant children are writing their own children’s stories to see themselves represented.  Lawyers for Simon & Schuster are […]

Spotlight on Middle Grade

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  * * *  Young adult literature has been a huge catalyst and money-maker for publishing over the past few years. Beyond the books, the category’s given birth to several multimillion dollar franchises and new Hollywood stars. With all of the glamour and glitz that can come out of the YA world, it’s easy to forget about the rest of children’s literature. No, not board books or picture books: I’m talking about middle grade. According to […]