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5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 7/15 – 7/19

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. **** Juror on the Zimmerman trial drops plans to write a book after outrage ensues on Twitter. Ebooks company Inkling signs major deal with Pearson and Elsevier, raising $16M in funding. VIZ Media launches Perfect Square Kids Imprint at Comic Con, debuting book […]

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, 6/24 – 6/28

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. ****  Barnes & Nobles rethinks the Nook after sales of the e-reader device plummeted in the last quarter. Right after Apple’s Ebook trial ended, a new publishing industry legal battle ensues as Penguin and Authur Solutions seek dismissal of class action suit. […]

Q&A with Donna Kaufman: Getting Bookstore Owners Off to a Great Start

Donna Kaufman is the co-founder of Paz & Associates, a Bookstore Training and Consulting Group. The former bookstore manager decided to assist aspiring bookstore owners all over the world in success during an era when stores are rapidly becoming virtualized. She spoke we us about the best parts of her job and about making sure new booksellers have the tools to contribute to book business and their communities for years to come. **** How did you get involved with the industry? In 1982, after I’d graduated from college, I got a job […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 6/10 – 6/14

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. **** Amazon expanded the Kindle to China, now available online at Amazon China and major electronic retailers. The Apple EBook Antitrust Trial continues as interactions between Steve Jobs and current Senior Vice President Eddy Cue are brought to trial. Marcus Books, the nation’s […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 6/3 – 6/7

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. **** More drama sparks from the Apple eBooks trial as focus shifts the blame Amazon’s pricing methods. (Need to brush up on the backstory? Check out our Agency Model infographic) French cultural minister says Amazon is “destroying bookstores” as she attempts to implement a […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 5/20 – 5/24

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. **** Amazon Publishing introduced “Kindle Worlds,” allowing any writer to create fan fiction and earn royalties for their work. Still hashing out DOJ drama, Penguin agrees to pay over $90 million to settle eBook pricing suits. U.S. District Judge rules $210 Million worth of Borders […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 5/13 – 5/17

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. **** Amazon workers in Germany set to strike for pay and benefits after trade union Verdi refused to impliment a collective agreement on employee conditions. E-Book sales, (especially in the romance genre, given that it was The Year of Fifty Shades), significantly boosted […]

Libraries and Ebooks: An Australian Perspective

  This is the first post by our new blogger, Kate McKenzie, based on research she’s done for her Masters in Publishing and Communications at the University of Melbourne. While there are differences between Australian and North American library systems and ebook policies, we’re excited to welcome Kate’s account of things in her hometown to help widen our picture of the way people are borrowing and reading around the world. **** Random House, one of the world’s biggest publishing houses, recently said that libraries do, in fact, ‘own’ their Random […]

Amazon and Barnes & Noble: The Tale of Two Online Booksellers

Being the resident intern around here, I sometimes get stuck with, well, intern-y jobs. A few weeks back, I was assigned to clean up a bookshelf that had been gathering dust, old industry reports and book festival guides. As I flipped through the old files, I laughed at subtitles like, “The CD ROM Gold Rush: Too Many Prospectors, Not Enough Gold.” But it wasn’t all outdated technology jokes. An Open Book Publishing 1997 report entitled “Subtext: Perspective on Book Publishing: Numbers, Issues & Trends” broke the news that “A number of booksellers […]