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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 5/15-5/19

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. Harlequin shut down five of its lines. The American Writers Museum opened this week in Chicago. In France, the new culture minister is a publisher and the new prime minister writes novels. Amazon is introducing their own weekly bestseller lists. Author Laura Kipnis‘s new book about campus sexual […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/4-1/8

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. Gene Luen Yang was named the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. Comic book artists are boycotting the Grand Prix d’Angoulême award after the nominee long list included no women authors. Five editors who work for a Hong Kong publisher known for its critical titles about Chinese politicians […]

For What It’s Worth: Fixed Book Price in Foreign Book Markets

Earlier this year, France made publishing news headlines when its court ruled ebook subscription services like Kindle Unlimited illegal. The law cited was the Lang Law, which gives publishers the exclusive right to set the price of a book. Retailers are not allowed to discount more than 5 percent from this set price. You may be thinking, A measly 5 percent? Here in the United States, we’re used to seeing 50 percent or more slashed off our books. Price fixing in general is regarded as suspect and is, in fact, […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/14-7/18

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. This week, Amazon launched an ebook and audiobook subscription service for Kindle called “Kindle Unlimited.” Apple will pay $450 million in their ebook settlement. Booksellers from the famed Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris are raising funds to start an de Selby Press, an independent Irish […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 6/30-7/4

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. World Book Night US announced that it is ceasing operations due to high costs. French Lawmakers passed what’s being dubbed “The Anti-Amazon Law” which forbids online booksellers to provide discounts higher than 5% to be combined with free shipping. Barnes & Noble CEO, Mitchell S. Klipper […]