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Diversity in Literature from the Standpoint of a Biracial Latina Woman

Growing up with a Dominican mother and an Ashkenazi father, I never saw books about myself. Because my father was never particularly religious and my sisters and I were raised Catholic, it was natural for me to feel more connected to my Dominican side. Even from my earliest memory, little four-year-old me knew who she was: she was Dominican. Every night she ate rice and beans and maduros and tried to understand what her abuela and mother were saying. But she also knew that she was biracial and was always […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/1-8/5

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. Post-Cursed Child release, J.K. Rowling says that Harry Potter is “now done.” Sourcebooks is adding customization options to certain titles through its Simple Truths business imprint. No new novel cracked the bestseller list in the first half of 2016. Hachette is partnering with Tapas Media to release several of […]

What Brexit Means for the Publishing Industry

General Response Citizens of the world were shocked when the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union on Thursday, June 23rd . Many have likened the scenario to one of doomsday fiction. English novelist Robert Harris wrote on Twitter, “Feel as if I’m living in a bad dystopian political thriller.” However, despite people’s shock, British feelings of separatism from the EU are not new. According to the New York Times, Britain was initially reluctant to join with its neighbors in Europe when the European Economic Community was founded in 1957. After only two years of membership, […]

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

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. Publishers are petitioning the White House and Congress to end the Cuba trade embargo for books and educational materials. Barnes & Noble Education announced it will replace its digital textbook platform Yuzu with VitalSource. The Supreme Court denied Apple’s appeal in its ebook pricing-fixing case, […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 9/9 – 9/13

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. Harper Lee has settled in her recent lawsuit involving literary agent Samuel Pinkus. Potter fans around the globe celebrate the news that J.K. Rowling will be delving back into the Wizarding World with a new screenplay based on Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.  […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 7/15 – 7/19

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. **** Juror on the Zimmerman trial drops plans to write a book after outrage ensues on Twitter. Ebooks company Inkling signs major deal with Pearson and Elsevier, raising $16M in funding. VIZ Media launches Perfect Square Kids Imprint at Comic Con, debuting book […]

5 Reasons You Might Want to Get into Academic Publishing

My aspirations in publishing almost always come up when discussing life after college. The world I may be soon working in–according to friends of my parents and neighbors I run into in the supermarket–is incredibly glamorous. My excitable hairstylist asked me last week, “When will you get to meet the lady who writes Harry Potter?!” For most, the world of publishing is represented almost wholly by the goings-on of the trade sector, so it’s not hard to see why I figured I’d inevitably want to end up inking big fiction […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories, Week of 10/15-10/19

  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.   Hilary Mantel was awarded her second Man Booker Prize for Bring Up the Bodies, a sequel to 2009’s Man Booker-winning Wolf Hall. Jack Sparrow, uh, I mean, Johnny Depp, announced his partnership with HarperCollins in launching a new imprint […]

StoryDrive 2012 at the Frankfurt Book Fair: Digital Advances Made (a bit more) Easy

Authors, publishers, agents, executives, marketers, publicists, designers, you name it–everyone in the publishing world is gearing up for the Frankfurt Book Fair. The annual event is a gathering where all aspects of the book are showcased and explored–the making of, the selling of, the appeal of, the history of, the future of. Frankfurt’s Digital Initiative, SPARKS, is sponsoring StoryDrive 2012, a ‘trend show’ and ‘market place’ of crossmedia design. The Frankfurt Book Fair began StoryDrive in 2010, to what Publisher’s Weekly described as, “anemic” crowds who gathered to see admittedly […]