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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 3/23-3/27

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. The American Library Association announced its partnership with 20 education businesses to ask Congress for federal funding for school libraries to continue. Barnes and Noble’s shopping bags were redesigned. Amazon added a new rating system to its website, in which users can vote on the quality of […]

Event Recap: Books are Sacred, Lawn Mowers Aren’t

Last night, the NYU Center for Publishing gathered some publishing heavyweights to discuss how their books became bestsellers in today’s publishing industry during their NYU Media Talk event.  Authors R.L. Stine, Elin Hilderbrand, and Malcolm Gladwell talked about book success in a digital age with TIME Book Critic Lev Grossman as moderator. In today’s world of big business and the ongoing ebook pricing battle after the famous Amazon-Hachette disagreement, Gladwell feels that books and other cultural products need to be treated as sacred.  “Should books be carved out from other […]

Design Candy: Celebrity Bookshelves

Warning: this article may result in extreme jealousy. Hover your cursor over the images to read about Siobhan’s picks for trendsetting home libraries of the rich and famous.

Design Candy: 20th Century Polish Books

We’re thrilled to welcome Siobhan Gallagher‘s eye for design to Trendsetter. Here’s what she’s cooked up for us this month: I’m really excited to be able to contribute to Design Candy, and I’m starting it off by sharing one of my favorite design categories: Polish book covers. I recently got into Polish poster and book design after seeing an exhibition on The Brothers Quay at MoMA last summer that featured some Polish Surrealism, which I’d never seen before. It opened my eyes to the kind of graphic design that’s been […]

Design Candy: Rare Books at the Library of Congress

I’m so glad to be back with “Design Candy” here at Publishing Trendsetter – bringing you design inspiration to brighten up your work week. And what a way to return from my blogging hiatus than with a gold mine of gorgeous visuals, brought to you by the Library of Congress! The LoC has many digital collections available with just the click of a mouse, but my favorite of all is the Rare Book and Special Collections Reading Room. I got lost for hours browsing unusual vintage treasures (especially in the […]

Lifecycle of a Book: Regina Roff, Design

Ah, les artistes…and how do they fit into the book world, again? Regina Roff of Bloomsbury and Walker Books for Young Readers is here to inform you on this stage in the Lifecycle of a Book.    

Why the NYU Summer Publishing Institute?

As we talk about all the things that can prepare you for the professional world of publishing and what are the best things for you, it seemed fitting to have our newest team member, Julia Nollen, tell us why she chose do to NYU’s Summer Publishing Institute Certificate program. Is it really worth the time and money, we wondered? As a recent college graduate and MPI‘s newest intern, I want to pursue a career in publishing because I enjoy every step of the process. Write, read, revise, design, discuss, repeat. […]

To Blog or Not to Blog: Book-Job Boot Camp, Week 3, Day 4

Bouncing off our post from Week 1 about refining your online persona, it may be helpful to start a blog before or during your job search. You may have heard about people whose blogs helped them land jobs, like Marian Schmebari, whose “How to Get a Job in Publishing” post for Publishing Trends sparked this entire series (or yours truly, whose creative writing blog sparked some interest when I was applying for internships). But signing up for a blog just to post funny cat videos and long laments about your […]

Design Candy: Dingbats

There’s nothing more exciting to me than a vintage find, and “discovering” Champion Linen’s Dingbats in my office is no exception.  I got a rush of glee from opening the album-sized slipcase and unveiling the linen paper inserts of geegaws, flourishes and ornaments – each page more interesting than the next.  The tiny engraved images are culled from old Dover catalogs and designed in a most appealing way by Paula Scher. Dingbats are typographical ornaments that have been used throughout the history of printing to break space and decorate the […]