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All About the Kids: Launch Kids 2014

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  *** It was a lively gathering at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers in NYC on January 13th, as professionals from the children’s book industry gathered for the Launch Kids conference as a part of Digital Book World. Early on in the program, Nielsen Book’s Jonathan Nowell and Jo Henry presented data stating that the main means of discovery for parents buying books for kids ages 7-12 comes directly from the child. While it was just one of many stats presented in a data-packed morning, […]

The Best of the End of the Year “Best of” Lists

As the New York Times Bestseller List and popularity of Buzzfeed demonstrates, the average person enjoys things in list form. Whether it documents books sold, or shows 27 photos to restore your faith in humanity: lists are beloved. We didn’t want to miss out on the fun, so allow us to indulge ourselves with this collection of some of the best (in our opinion) Best of Lists of 2013: Our best word cloud of most used words on this site. Best Compilation of Best Books  Best List of Books for […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 9/23–9/27

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. The Goodreads controversy continues, as many users disapprove of new policies that allow for deletion of posts that center on author behavior instead of the author’s works. Simon & Schuster is offering eBooks to schools, usable by one student for one year, stating that the new format […]

Book Jobs Not by the Book: Rachel Hurn, Book Reviewer

Rachel Hurn

Rachel Hurn‘s nonfiction and criticism have appeared on the New Yorker and in the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among others. She is a bookseller at McNally Jackson and a graduate of the New School with an M.F.A. in creative nonfiction. She lives in Brooklyn. Follow her on Twitter @RachelMarieHurn. ***** What are some different professional capacities in which you’ve worked with books? In what ways have these other undertakings influenced your work as a book reviewer? I first started writing about books and book culture when I interned at […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 12/3-12/7

Every week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young professional should read to feel more informed and 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 announced a new Amazon Marketing feature, Amazon Pages, which allows companies to integrate their presence on Amazon into social media & measure Amazon analytics. As per their settlement with the DOJ, Hachette has began to implement […]