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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/11-1/15

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. The New Republic is up for sale as of this week. Penguin‘s Berkley imprint will be merged into the Putnam/Dutton. Scientists are creating an ereader style tablet for the blind. Google launched their Play Bookstore in 9 new countries this week. A Hong Kong publisher cancels the […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 5/25-5/29

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. Penguin Random House and Amazon are rumored to be in a dispute over contract negotiations. Google appears to be taking action to stop ebook piracy in their Google Play store. Amazon will now have to start paying taxes in many European countries. Margaret Atwood delivered […]

Listen Up! The Audiobook Revolution

Editor’s note: This was originally posted on our parent site, Publishing Trends. With audiobook sales numbers on the rise over the past two years, retailers have been searching for new ways to appeal to wider audiences. So far, the most common trends have been straight-to-audio publications, library digital downloads, abridged audiobooks, and an increase in subscription services.  However, speculation has begun to spread as to whether publishers should repackage audiobooks to be more similar to podcasts, given the format’s latest successes. At the end of November, Audible published The Starling […]