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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/28-1/1

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. Editor’s note: It’s an unsurprisingly slow week for publishing news, so we’ve mixed in some opinion pieces to round out the five links. Enjoy, and Happy New Year. The New York Times is launching a science fiction column by N.K. Jemisin. Despite earlier rumors to […]

Bright Young Things of Mexican Publishing: William Dietzel

In honor of BEA’s International Market Focus on Mexico this year, we asked a few young Mexican publishing professionals for their take on the industry they’re simultaneously inheriting and helping to create. William Dietzel and Alicia Flores share their thoughts about their careers thus far and what might be next. **** William Dietzel is a young editor from Mexico City who’s worked in prestigious publishing houses like Planeta and Santillana. He’s currently the Children’s and YA Editor at Planeta Mexico.   How did you get started in publishing? How many years have you worked in […]

Profiles in Publishing: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Name: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Birthdate/Place: July 28, 1929, Southampton, NY Publishers Associated With: Viking Press, Doubleday Claim to Fame: Jackie Kennedy is, quite obviously, most well-known for her position as First Lady from 1961-63 during the presidency of her husband, John F. Kennedy. However, after the death of her second husband, shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis, Jackie was offered a position as a consulting editor at Viking Press by an old friend. She worked there for two years before resigning over a bit of a scandalous snafu–a book was published under her (which she claimed […]

Profiles in Publishing: Richard L. Simon and Max Schuster

Names: Richard L. Simon, Max Schuster Publisher Associated With: Simon & Schuster Claim to Fame: Richard Simon’s aunt noted that it was frustrating to wait until Sunday for crossword puzzles–there were no book-length collections of them available at that time. Simon and his business partner, Max Schuster cornered an untapped area of the market for gaming books, publishing the first editions of Coue, Bananas, Mah Jong, and the 1st crossword puzzle book. Simon and Schuster also originated the ideas for returning unsold copies of books to publishers for credit, and founded Pocket Books, the first […]

Profiles in Publishing: Maxwell Perkins

Welcome to Publishing Trendsetter’s newest feature, Profiles in Publishing! Though we almost always look to the current & future situations of the publishing industry to better understand how to adapt to changes within it, it is important to acknowledge the rich (and almost always entertaining) past of this inspiring business. We’ll share some of the most influential figures in the business, and we start with one of the most famous editors of all time. Name: Maxwell Perkins Birthdate/Place: September 20, 1884, New York City Publisher Associated With: Scribner’s Claim to Fame: Often […]

Something to Aspire To: Editor Ursula Nordstrom

In 1961, Maurice Sendak wrote his editor Ursula Nordstrom, concerned that his genius was not the genius of Tolstoy. Well, “Tolstoy wasn’t Sendak, either,” she replied. Truth be told, given the choice, I don’t know whether I’d rather have the genius of either Tolstoy or Sendak over the genius of Nordstrom as expressed in this letter from Letters of Note (that wonderful site without which the internet would be SO much more of a wilderness). Sure, being an editor consists of mostly a lot of hard-work stuff that does not fall […]

Book-Jobs Not by the Book: Laura Hazard Owen, Book-Biz Reporter

It feels incredibly awesome to welcome Laura Hazard Owen to the Book-Jobs, Not by the Book “interview room.” Back in early 2011, when Publishing Trendsetter was just a crazy idea, Laura (then Managing Editor at Publishing Trends) assured me it was a good idea and not even that crazy. If Trendsetter had gotten off the ground at all without her cheerleading, it would have taken a whole lot longer. She’s gone on to report for paidContent and become a [publishing]house-hold name when it comes to knowing and sharing what’s what […]