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Tag Archives: Hachette

In Orbit: The Joys of Working in a Satellite Office

Common wisdom generally states that, short of becoming a Rockette or a ticket-taker at the Empire State Building, there are few careers likely to place you in New York faster than publishing. While it’s true that almost everyone with weight to throw around the global book industry has a foothold in the City That Never Sleeps, it’s also important to note that, even in the past, a sizable portion of the publishing houses housed in New York were and are satellite offices of publishing corporations headquartered elsewhere: Hachette is headquartered […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 8/5 – 8/9

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Every week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young professional 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. **** Amazon CEO Bezos purchases The Washington Post, and everyone’s tweeting about it. Major publishers are objecting DoJ’s proposed punishments for Apple after the company was found guilty in ebook price fixing conspiracy trial. Japanese bookstore chain Kinokuniya aim take over the online […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 7/22 – 7/26

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Every week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young professional 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. **** Google to enter the world of digital textbooks just in time for back-to-school season. Jane Austin to appear on the next £10 bill in England, a move that shows ‘pence and sensibility.’ Ebook drama abroad: Penguin settles with the European Union on ebook […]

Not New York: Book Business and Publishers in Boston

Well, readers, we have finally come to the end of our cross-country perambulation of the nation’s publishing powerhouses that are not New York. To conclude our journey, we take you to Boston, a city which has recently shown us its mettle by pulling together in the face of tragedy. Boston is a city with a lot to be proud of—its history, its universities, its sports teams, and, of course, its book culture. It’s best to start with Bookbuilders of Boston, a non-profit with an aim to bring together people from […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week: 4/29 – 5/3

Every week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young professional 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. **** A little bit of closure (or at least settlement) for Macmillan, that underdog of the Big 6′s battle with the DOJ. Simon & Schuster turns out to be a comeback kid: despite ongoing strife with B&N, they pulled up their profits […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week: 3/11 – 3/15

Every week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young professional 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 Press of Florida has purchased  Seaside Publishing  known for it’s travel and cooking novels. After Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) major criticism of Random House’s contracts RH has made changes to their Hydra, Alibi, LoveSwept and Flirt imprint contracts, offering two formats he original profit […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week: 2/4 – 2/8

Every week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young professional 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.   And the other shoe drops: Macmillan, stalwart Big-Sixer left standing against the DOJ, has decided to settle. A Hot Topic this week is the newly launched Bookish,  ”a one-stop, comprehensive online destination designed to connect readers with books and authors.” […]

Amazon and Barnes & Noble: The Tale of Two Online Booksellers

Being the resident intern around here, I sometimes get stuck with, well, intern-y jobs. A few weeks back, I was assigned to clean up a bookshelf that had been gathering dust, old industry reports and book festival guides. As I flipped through the old files, I laughed at subtitles like, “The CD ROM Gold Rush: Too Many Prospectors, Not Enough Gold.” But it wasn’t all outdated technology jokes. An Open Book Publishing 1997 report entitled “Subtext: Perspective on Book Publishing: Numbers, Issues & Trends” broke the news that “A number of booksellers […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories, Week of 10/1-10/5

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.     So just how big was the debut of one of the most highly anticipated books of the year? Here’s all you need to know about the release of JK Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy. Teaming up against […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories, Week of 9/24-9/28

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.     The not-so-casual mistake: Hachette drops the ball with the ebook version of JK Rowling’s highly anticipated novel, The Casual Vacancy.  Whiz kids: The National Book Foundation released the names of its 5 under 35 honorees. Penguin files […]