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Amazon and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year Abroad

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  * * * A recent article in The Telegraph calls 2015 “the year Amazon delivered on its founder’s vision.” The reporter James Titcomb explains that in 2015 Amazon grew to double its share price, finally became profitable, and is now “almost untouchable as an online retailer” due to its streamlined delivery  service. While it’s been a good year in many respects, the company has also had its share of troubles – facing government investigations, employee […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/21-12/24

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. According to the Association of American Publishers, trade book sales are down from last year, although audio and paperback sales continue to grow. A publisher and book retailer in Germany have created a vending machine to exchange an unwanted present for a book. After complaints last […]

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 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 […]

Profiles in Publishing: Karl Baedeker

Name: Karl Baedeker Birthdate/Place: November 3rd 1801, Essen, Germany Publisher Associated With: Baedeker Claim to Fame: Oldest of ten children, he inherited the publishing company created by his grandfather in 1784. He worked as a bookseller while studying humanities in Heidelberg  before military service. He moved to Koblenz and established his own bookselling and publishing business in 1827 at only 25 years old. Later to become commonly known as “the father of modern tourism,” the company published travel guide books that uniquely included every detail a tourist needed for a successful venture. He […]

Book Jobs Not by the Book: Grace Moss, at the German Book Office

Grace Moss is the Assistant to the Director at the German Book Office New York. She came to New York in 2012 to chase her dream of working in publishing by interning with the Waxman-Leavell Literary Agency, and rather quickly moved on to the GBO, where she happily helps to promote German authors through events and various programs. ***** What was your first exposure to book business (internship or first job) and what were the most important things you gained from it? I interned at the Waxman-Leavell Literary Agency, which is full […]