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Not There Yet: The New “New Adult” Genre

Genres shape our reading habits, but their exact boundaries have always eluded us. Genres are “inherently confusing and complex,” as one New Yorker article put it, and that couldn’t be more true than in the case of a new and in-the-making genre called New Adult. New Adult is a genre of fiction. It features protagonists between ages 18 and 25 (some say 26), usually in college or at their first job. New Adult picks up where Young Adult leaves off. In the words of bestselling author Cora Carmack, “Young Adult […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 3/16-3/20

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. Ratuken, the Japanese parent company of Kobo, bought Overdrive for $140 million this week. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers will publish LEGO branded books and graphic novels. Several EU countries have asked the European Commission to reverse their decision regarding higher value-added tax on […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/2-2/6

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. HarperCollins will be publishing a recently discovered manuscript of Harper Lee’s, but this news is not without controversy. Commercial printing company R.R. Donnelley acquired Courier Corporation for $261 million. Founders of Black Balloon Publishing and Electric Literature created a new publishing startup, Catapult. The Canadian Governor’s General […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/12-1/16

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. Macmillan reached an agreement with Scribd and Oyster, becoming the third of the Big 5 to do so. Simon & Schuster is now selling online courses by popular self-help, health, and finance authors. Macmillan Science and Education will merge with Springer Science + Business Media with […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/29-1/2

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. Kindle Unlimited authors are upset with Amazon for selling their books at low prices, affecting royalties. The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture sold out in stores after Melville House’s  quick transformation of the report into a book. Wattpad users can now design their own book covers in its new Covers app. Amazon […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/24-11/28

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. JetBlue launched the Fly-Fi Hub service, which will provide in-flight reading materials to passengers through a partnership with HarperCollins and Time Inc. Amazon placed interactive ads in the New York City subway that allow consumers to browse for books while waiting for their trains. Ferguson Public Library remained open in […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/10-11/14

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. Amazon and Hachette have reached an agreement, bringing an end to their contract negotiations that began in May of this year. Reed Exhibitions announced that BEA and BookCon will have separate dates in 2015. Nook Media is expanding their author services offerings by adding print […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/3-11/7

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. Scribd announced that they’ve added 30,000 audiobooks to their preexisting ebook subscription service for no additional charge. In more audiobook news, Barnes & Noble brought back their audiobook department which includes an app for the Android platform. This week Diversion Books launched EverAfter, an app […]

Libraries and Licensing

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  * * * With the ever-increasing importance of libraries as a way readers can discover new authors and books, and the growing popularity of digital access, we thought it was time to post a comprehensive update on libraries and ebook licensing. It’s important to recognize that the large majority of libraries license, rather than buy, their ebooks.  This is a critical difference, because in licensing contracts, the first sale doctrine does not apply. For those […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/29-10/3

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. Romance publisher Ellora’s Cave filed a lawsuit against Dear Author for reporting on the publisher’s financial issues. The Authors Guild met with the Department of Justice in August regarding the Amazon’s business practices. Danish publisher Egmont is selling their US division. Fresh off of opening […]