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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/21-12/24

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. According to the Association of American Publishers, trade book sales are down from last year, although audio and paperback sales continue to grow. A publisher and book retailer in Germany have created a vending machine to exchange an unwanted present for a book. After complaints last […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/14-9/18

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 second case against Author Solutions was dismissed, ending their two-year long lawsuits. Apple wants to take its price-fixing case to the Supreme Court. The EU announced plans to propose an amendment of the new VAT regulations to create exemptions for small businesses, including some that sell ebooks. The Man […]

A Trendsetter Roundtable: Muse by Jonathan Galassi

American publishing has a lot of history. There are stories of “the greats” who started started the big publishers and bookstores. There are tales of editing beloved authors. There’s also gossip. Muse, by Jonthan Galassi (Knopf, 2015), hits on all of these important points in publishing’s history in his fictional book about a young editor rising through the ranks in New York City publishing. Galassi approaches this topic from experience, he’s the publisher of Farrar, Straus & Giroux, and a published poet. So he’s seen the industry from both sides. Muse is […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 4/28-5/2

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. News Corp announced that it will purchase Harlequin Books, making it a part of HarperCollins. There is a growing backlash against a new policy that disallows prisoners being sent books. Instead of toys, McDonald’s is now giving away Kobo ebooks with Happy Meals. Scribd adds 1,000 […]

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 […]