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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/2-7/6

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. On Tuesday, Barnes & Noble fired its CEO without severance pay. Swedish luminaries will award an alternative Nobel Prize for literature this year. The plagiarism suit against author Emma Cline has been dismissed. In South Carolina, a high school summer reading list drew criticism […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 6/18-6/22

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. Junot Díaz has been cleared to return to MIT. The Oxford English Dictionary issued a call for regional vocabulary.  Children’s lit authors are speaking out against the family separation policy. States can now require retailers to collect sales tax. Dropbox is […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 6/4-6/8

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 2018 Lambda Literary Award winners are here. iBooks is getting a makeover for iOS 12.  Three poetry editors at The Boston Review have resigned over the magazine’s continued relationship with Junot Díaz. Baltimore’s Enoch Pratt Free Library plans to completely eliminate fines on overdue books. Romance writers […]

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 5/7-5/11

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. Former Penguin CEO Peter Mayer has died. The Center for Fiction is moving to Brooklyn.  Junot Díaz has stepped down as Pulitzer chairman following misconduct allegations. The legal battle over a Broadway production of To Kill a Mockingbird was settled.  A romance author tried to copyright the […]

Not New York: Book Business and Culture in Toronto, Canada

Those of us living in Toronto are a lucky bunch. Torontonians have access to one of the best library systems in the country, are fortunate enough to be surrounded by a great selection of independent bookstores we can support, and live in a city home to some of the nation’s most celebrated authors. Toronto also houses the offices of numerous publishers, including HarperCollins Canada, Penguin Random House Canada, House of Anansi, Simon and Schuster Canada, Hachette Canada, Kobo, Harlequin (one of several principal offices), and University of Toronto Press, as […]

The National Book Foundation’s 2013 5 Under 35 Award Ceremony

The National Book Foundation has been honoring 5 writers under the age of 35 since 2006 with the aim to “highlight the work of the next generation of fiction writers.” This year boasts all female winners, the first time since the award’s inception in 2006. Hosted at Powerhouse Arena bookstore in Brooklyn, New York on Monday, November 18th, the 5 Under 35 Awards event celebrates this year’s honorees and kicks off National Book Awards week.  Each honoree is selected by a previous winner of the National Book Award. The event […]