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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/23-1/27

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. Roxane Gay pulled her forthcoming book in protest of Milo Yiannopoulos‘s deal with Simon & Schuster. The New York Times will no longer give comics their own bestseller list, and explained why. Sales of 1984 are up after Kellyanne Conway used the phrase “alternative facts” on television. Amazon expanded […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/11-7/15

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. After a long wait, Carla Hayden was confirmed to be the new librarian of Congress. Tor began a new monthly book club that offers a free ebook each month. DC announced the new Superman will be Kong Kenan, a Chinese boy. IPG purchased InScribe Digital. Barnes […]

Book Jobs Not by the Book: Swapna Krishna, Managing Editor of Panels.net

Swapna Krishna is the Managing Editor of Panels.net and a Contributing Editor at Book Riot. She lives in Washington, DC. What was your first exposure to the book business and what were the most important things you gained from it? I started my book blog (now almost defunct, but not quite dead!) in 2008, when publishers were scrambling to get coverage for books. The book review sections in print newspapers were closing, and publishers were starting to take notice of the growing influence of book bloggers. Basically, it’s a right […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/9-2/13

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. Scribd added comics and graphic novels to its subscription service and says new issues will be available about a month after their print release. After securing a number of titles from local publishers, Amazon launched Kindle Unlimited in Canada and Mexico. Inspire! Toronto International Book Fair […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/27-10/31

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. Sony is developing a new DRM that would allow the sale of used ebooks. Doubleday and Vintage Books announced the launch of a new imprint with movie company Blumhouse Productions. Here are the highlights from Literary Agent Andrew Wylie’s keynote address at the International Festival of […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 7/8 – 7/12

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. ****  The Federal court ruled Apple guilty of ebook price-fixing conspiracy; hearings for damages are to be held soon. Barnes & Noble’s CEO resigned after Nook fails to compete in the e-reader market. Amazon launches comics imprint featuring George R. R. Martin, named Jet City […]

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 […]

StoryDrive 2012 at the Frankfurt Book Fair: Digital Advances Made (a bit more) Easy

Authors, publishers, agents, executives, marketers, publicists, designers, you name it–everyone in the publishing world is gearing up for the Frankfurt Book Fair. The annual event is a gathering where all aspects of the book are showcased and explored–the making of, the selling of, the appeal of, the history of, the future of. Frankfurt’s Digital Initiative, SPARKS, is sponsoring StoryDrive 2012, a ‘trend show’ and ‘market place’ of crossmedia design. The Frankfurt Book Fair began StoryDrive in 2010, to what Publisher’s Weekly described as, “anemic” crowds who gathered to see admittedly […]

Bringing Business into the Picture: Round Table Companies’ Graphic Novels

If you’ve read Rachel Stark’s first post about the closure of Tokyopop in May 2011, (and are looking forward to her next installment), then you know we’ve been thinking a lot about the state of Graphic/Comic publishing business in the US and around the world. A large part of Rachel’s investigation is into whether we’re currently at a turning point with graphic novels, and if so, from where we’re turning. Others in my age bracket might remember both the manga boom of the early 2000’s and the US publication of […]