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Focus On: Feminist, LGBT, and Black-Owned Bookstores

In the months since the election, a number of bookstores have taken up the activist banner – but they’re far from the first to do so. In fact, booksellers have been doing social justice work for a long time. The 20th century in America saw a boom in stores dedicated to fulfilling and celebrating long-marginalized populations, and the work continues today. So we’ve put together a brief overview of feminist, LGBT, and black-owned bookstores to help you dive into the world of activist bookselling. As the slogan goes, the personal is […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 5/22-5/26

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. After the proposed Trump budget cuts, the National Endowment for the Humanities chair has resigned. Author of Jesus’ Son and Tree of Smoke, Denis Johnson, died yesterday. Scribd now offers newspaper articles to their subscribers.  Pottermore partnered with Libro.fm to sell the Harry Potter audiobooks, […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/24-10/28

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. American Paul Beatty’s novel The Sellout won the Man Booker Prize this week. Maria Pallante, the Register of Copyrights and Director of the United States Copyright Office resigned this week, creating a stir in the copyright community.  Barnes & Noble is merging their online print and […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/30-12/4

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 city that spends the most money on books, Washington DC, will soon only have independent bookstores. In the ebook price fixing case, Barnes & Noble, Authors Guild, Authors United, and the American Booksellers Association filed a brief with the Supreme Court in support of Apple. […]

For What It’s Worth: Fixed Book Price in Foreign Book Markets

Earlier this year, France made publishing news headlines when its court ruled ebook subscription services like Kindle Unlimited illegal. The law cited was the Lang Law, which gives publishers the exclusive right to set the price of a book. Retailers are not allowed to discount more than 5 percent from this set price. You may be thinking, A measly 5 percent? Here in the United States, we’re used to seeing 50 percent or more slashed off our books. Price fixing in general is regarded as suspect and is, in fact, […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/17-2/21

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. Barnes and Noble quietly discontinued the Nook Simple Touch, leaving only the GlowLight and tablet models available for purchase. James Patterson announced he will give $1 million over the next 12 months to independent bookstores across the country and got started this week by sending out over […]