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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/26-12/30

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. All Romance eBooks and OmniLit are shutting down on December 31. Milo Yiannopoulos, notorious for his ties to the alt-right, struck a $250k book deal with Simon & Schuster, causing some backlash online. The publishing climate in Hong Kong is characterized by fear. Black comics creators are […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/22-2/26

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 theme for this year’s Banned Books Week will be diversity. Simon & Schuster announced they’re starting an imprint for children’s books with a Muslim theme. Hachette is suing former Sony Music executive, Tony Mattola, for not returning the advance for a book he ultimately […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/25-1/29

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 Smithsonian is releasing a series of educational graphic novels. Lee and Low released their Diversity in Publishing survey results, and the findings reveal that publishing is an overwhelmingly white and female industry. Amazon is testing Kindle-specific gift cards in Washington State. Flatiron Books is […]

We Need Diverse Books, One Year Later

One year ago, We Need Diverse Books (WNDB) started with a hashtag. The hashtag, which later became the nonprofit’s name, was part of a tweet exchange about the lack of diversity at last year’s BookCon. Last Friday, one year later, I was able to attend the We Need Diverse Books panel at Book Expo America. It celebrated its anniversary by hosting three panels at the very event they originally protested: one panel during the third day of BEA and one on each day of BookCon. The panelists on Friday included WNDB President […]

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

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. Audible is reportedly pressuring German publishers during contract negotiations. The MacDowell Colony announced a new retreat fellowship for diverse writers. Writers and translators found a way around censorship in Iran by publishing their work on the internet. OverDrive launched OverDrive Listen, a web app that lets […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/25-8/29

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. University of Colorado Boulder researchers are using 3-D technology to recreate classic children’s books for the visually impaired. Libraries in and around Ferguson, MO remained open during protesting, offering themselves as “a quiet oasis” for all ages. The cry for diversity in children’s books has spread from […]