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A Beginner’s Guide to Industry Newsletters

When you’re trying to break into publishing or first starting out, there’s a lot to learn and a lot of places to learn it from.  Below is a list of  industry newsletters that we think are helpful to subscribe to and hope you do too. 1. Publishers Lunch – Publishers Lunch comes from the same people who bring us Publishers Marketplace.  The newsletters from this site will include the most recent deals posted on Marketplace, a job board, job moves, and “Today’s Lunch,” which is usually a good source of industry news […]

Branding by Video

Editor’s note: This post also appears on our host site, Publishing Trends.  It turns out Simon & Schuster, who has been gaining press attention with the release of its “Behind the Book” video series, isn’t the only publishing company that’s been building its video cache. We’ve decided to gather a few together for viewing. Here’s a little background in case you missed it: S&S uploaded 5 videos of book editors giving details on how certain titles came to be as a start to their series last week. S&S Executive VP and Chief […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/3-2/7

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. Two new digital book platforms: German company, Readfy, launched an ebook subscription service this week, offering 15,000 free titles with advertising throughout the book, and NoiseTrade also expanded its free music program to include books as well. Sony relinquished its place in the ebook market […]

A Trendsetter’s Guide to Conferences

Digital Book World is a two-day conference (with a third day of additional programming) that focuses on the digital aspects of the publishing industry and the ways in which book businesses are incorporating digital change into their products and workflows. Last week, at the Sheraton Hotel in NYC, I experienced my first Digital Book World– but even though it was my first DBW, it was not my first conference, and I thought I would share some of my best tips and tricks for getting the most out of your conference […]

All About the Kids: Launch Kids 2014

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  *** It was a lively gathering at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers in NYC on January 13th, as professionals from the children’s book industry gathered for the Launch Kids conference as a part of Digital Book World. Early on in the program, Nielsen Book’s Jonathan Nowell and Jo Henry presented data stating that the main means of discovery for parents buying books for kids ages 7-12 comes directly from the child. While it was just one of many stats presented in a data-packed morning, […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/16-12/20

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 long-awaited option of gifting has been added to Apple’s iBookstore. Despite Stieg Larsson’s death, a fourth book in Larsson’s Millennium trilogy series by author David Lagercrantz will publish in 2015. Entitle, another ebook subscription service, was announced this week and will face competitors like Oyster and Kindle Lending Library. […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week: 2/18 – 2/22

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. This time, the Big 6 and Amazon are sitting in the same hot-seat: 3 indie bookstores have brought a lawsuit, alleging DRM as an unfair business practice. Grand Central Publishing announced expansion of Romance imprint Forever and e-book counterpart Forever Yours  to upwards of […]