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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/11-9/15

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. Melville House is sending copies of A Citizen’s Guide to Impeachment to members of Congress.  The first author to write a novel on a computer has died. Bookselling Without Borders launched a Kickstarter to fund scholarships to international book fairs. Half of the authors on the shortlist […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 6/5-6/9

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. Overdrive unveils a new cost-per-circulation model for digital library assets.   Penguin Random House acquired popular literary clothing store Out of Print. The Kickstarter for The Well-Read Black Girl literary festival was successfully funded. Bob Dylan gave his Nobel Peace Prize speech in the nick of time.  […]

Turning the Virtual Page: Virtual Reality and Traditional Publishing

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  * * * When we first got Google’s virtual reality headset at my house, called the Google Daydream, I can’t say I was too excited. But then I tried it. I downloaded BBC’s The Turning Forest, grabbed the controller, and put on the headset. A man who sounded vaguely like Martin Freeman narrated a fairytale-like story that took place in a beautiful digital forest. The short tale is complete with a fantastical beast, an interactive […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/26-12/30

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. All Romance eBooks and OmniLit are shutting down on December 31. Milo Yiannopoulos, notorious for his ties to the alt-right, struck a $250k book deal with Simon & Schuster, causing some backlash online. The publishing climate in Hong Kong is characterized by fear. Black comics creators are […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 5/30-6/3

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. Five Australian publishing associations are protesting a government open market proposal to allow the import of US and UK books without restrictions. Ellora’s Cave is suing the owner of the Dear Author website for defamation. Purity by Jonathan Franzen is being developed into a TV […]

The Beginner’s Guide to Publishers Beyond the Big 5: Adult Fiction Publishers You Might Not Know

Often in publishing, those who are new to the industry are only familiar with the Big 5 publishing houses. It’s important to get to know the medium- and smaller-sized houses as well, especially if you’re looking for your first job in the industry. The Beginner’s Guide to Publishers Beyond the Big 5 is a list of a few adult fiction publishers that might be less familiar to you. The publisher/owner is either the parent company or parent publishing house. The imprints listed are only the fiction imprints within that parent company.  The […]

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

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. McSweeney’s launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds as it becomes a nonprofit. A journalist discovered that Google Play isn’t policing ebook pirates and then later noticed that some of the accounts he mentioned were disabled, but many pirated books were still available. Amazon struck a deal […]

Just Ask for It! The Art of Asking: A Trendsetter Roundtable

Amanda Palmer is a musician, artist, and entrepreneur of asking. Those who haven’t listened to her music perhaps know her from her Ted Talk, called The Art of Asking, which led to her getting a contract for a book with a similar title: The Art of Asking, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help (Grand Central, 2014). Palmer starts her story with her job as a statue in Boston, and takes readers on a journey throughout her life of asking for what she needs to keep […]

Fanfiction and Fandoms: A Primer, A History

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  * * * The Magicians Trilogy author Lev Grossman in his 2011 Time article summarized the mentality surrounding fanfiction in mainstream culture as “what literature might look like if it were reinvented from scratch after a nuclear apocalypse by a band of brilliant pop-culture junkies trapped in a sealed bunker.” Now don’t get Grossman wrong—he is pro-fanfiction, but he also acknowledges that to outsiders, it’s an odd world of what some might call extremists. Despite […]

Book Jobs Not by the Book: Maris Kreizman, Publishing Community Manager at Kickstarter

Maris Kreizman is a Publishing Community Manager at Kickstarter. She was previously the Editorial Director of Digital Content for Barnes & Noble/NOOK and a book editor at Free Press/Simon & Schuster and Counterpoint/Basic Books. She’s also the creator of Slaughterhouse 90210, a blog and soon-to-be book (Flatiron Books, 2015) that celebrates the intersection of her two great loves–literature and TV. What was your first exposure to book business and what were the most important things you gained from it? I was a member of the last of class of the Radcliffe Publishing Course (now the Columbia Publishing […]