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Tag Archives: Electric Literature

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/16-7/20

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. Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jonny Sun are publishing a book of pep talks. Audiobook distributor RBMedia was sold to a private equity firm. Elsevier has blocked Germany and Sweden during a dispute over the cost of nationwide open access. Electric Literature launched […]

Diversity in Literature from the Standpoint of a Biracial Latina Woman

Growing up with a Dominican mother and an Ashkenazi father, I never saw books about myself. Because my father was never particularly religious and my sisters and I were raised Catholic, it was natural for me to feel more connected to my Dominican side. Even from my earliest memory, little four-year-old me knew who she was: she was Dominican. Every night she ate rice and beans and maduros and tried to understand what her abuela and mother were saying. But she also knew that she was biracial and was always […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 3/26-3/30

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. Congress voted to bump up funding for the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities. The New York Times is reinstating graphic novel coverage – sort of. Former Atria president and publisher Judith Curr is moving to HarperCollins.  The 10th annual Dylan Thomas Prize shortlist is here. John […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/18-12/22

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. Writer Patrice Nganang has been detained in Cameroon for publishing an article critical of the government. The author of the viral hit “Cat Person” got a seven-figure book deal.  Amid a feud with Cornel West, Ta-Nehisi Coates deleted his Twitter account.  A Washington Post article about Jane […]

Poetry, Prose, and Politics: Trendsetter at AWP 2017

No matter where it was held, the fiftieth annual AWP Conference & Bookfair was bound to be memorable: all golden anniversaries are. However, this year’s festivities happened to take place in Washington, DC, a mere three weeks after Inauguration Day. Conference dates and locations are chosen years in advance, but it felt right to be there – and truly, politics and protest were at the heart of the event. The conference was held at both the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and Marriott Marquis, only about a mile from the […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/31-11/4

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. Amazon rolled out a reading app for kids. Next year’s BookExpo America will be retooled and renamed. Bookstore and library records retain protection from search under the PATRIOT Act. Ron Boire is leaving Barnes & Noble with $4.8 million in severance.  Non-Prime members pay more at Amazon‘s physical bookstores. Bonus: Electric […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/2-2/6

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. HarperCollins will be publishing a recently discovered manuscript of Harper Lee’s, but this news is not without controversy. Commercial printing company R.R. Donnelley acquired Courier Corporation for $261 million. Founders of Black Balloon Publishing and Electric Literature created a new publishing startup, Catapult. The Canadian Governor’s General […]

Book Jobs Not by the Book: Halimah Marcus, Co-editor of Electric Literature

Halimah Marcus is the Co-Editor of Electric Literature, a digital publisher based out of Brooklyn, New York, and its weekly fiction magazine, Recommended Reading. In addition to her editorial work, Halimah is also an author. Her writing has appeared in One Story, Philadelphia Noir, Sports Illustrated, and elsewhere. She has a Masters in Fine Art in Fiction from Brooklyn College. ***** What was your first exposure to book business and what were the most important things you gained from it? My first “job” in publishing was interning at Electric Literature, where I am now editor, though I suppose my […]