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The Beginner’s Guide to the Backlist

Historically, American publishing houses had three seasons a year: fall, winter, and spring. This had a lot to do with the physical limitations of selling and shipping books across the country, especially in the eras before air-conditioning and Skype. Most modern publishers still operate on two to three seasons a year, in part because it’s often easier to break a year’s business goals down into sub-goals. After six months, a once-new title is replaced by something even newer, and the focus of the industry moves on – and that’s where […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/19-9/23

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 eighteen Kirkus Prize finalists have been announced. Eleven-year-old Marley Dias of #1000BlackGirlBooks has teamed up with Elle to create a zine. Google Books is launching a “Discover” feature to better help you find things to read. Barnes & Noble Education considers switching its focus away from […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/8-2/12

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 former publisher of Guernica magazine, Lisa Lucas, will become the new executive director of the National Book Foundation. Elena Ferrante’s bestselling Neapolitan novels will become a TV series. Simon & Schuster announced a new YA dedicated website, Riveted. A group of authors are taking […]

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

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. Nook and Microsoft will split after a revision of their original deal. Google Books is back in court to determine whether or not their book scanning project is under fair use laws. Wattpad announced it will be adding a paywall to access some of the content on their […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/9-12/13

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. In 2015, the London Book Fair will move from Earls Court Convention Center to Olympia Convention Center, to the relief of many fair attendees. Google Play Books undergoes a large update, including the ability to upload non-Google Play Books to your Google Books library. Simon and […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories of the Week, 11/11 –11/15

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. Judge Denny Chin rules that Google Books’ digital copying of books does not violate copyright law, and provides the public many benefits. Get those books (or whatever else you’re buying) seven days a week: Amazon will offer Sunday delivery via USPS in New York and LA. […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories, Week of 8/27-8/31

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.     This week’s cause for righteous indignation: the discovery of just how many glowing online book reviews were bought at a price. (One blogger’s infographic on how one might be able to detect shady book reviews on Amazon.) […]