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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/13-10/17

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. French publishers were warned by The Group for the Development of Digital Reading that Scribd may be making titles available on their platform without publisher permission. It was a big week for book awards: the Man Booker Prize was awarded to Australian Richard Flanagan and the National […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/6-10/10

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. French author Patrick Modiano wins the Nobel Prize in Literature. Amazon will open a pop-up shop in midtown Manhattan for the holidays. Bertelsmann might be planning to increase its ownership of Penguin Random House by buying shares from Pearson. Adobe’s new ebook software tracks its users’ reading habits. Bringing two of his business […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/1-9/5

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. Amazon launched a new service this week that will allow authors to upload children’s books onto the Kindle platform. Barnes & Noble is testing the use of Espresso Book Machines in three of their east coast stores. Winner of the Man Booker Prize, Eleanor Catton, started a […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/14-7/18

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. This week, Amazon launched an ebook and audiobook subscription service for Kindle called “Kindle Unlimited.” Apple will pay $450 million in their ebook settlement. Booksellers from the famed Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris are raising funds to start an de Selby Press, an independent Irish […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 4/14-4/18

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. Barnes & Noble Founder and Chairman of the Board, Len Riggio sells off 3.7 million shares of stock. Amazon announces it will retire Kindle Cloud Storage, moving users’ files to Amazon Cloud Drive. Verso uses innovative discounting strategies to drive a successful launch of their […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories of the Week, 11/4 –11/8

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. Amazon Source, a program allowing independent bookstores to sell Kindles and Kindle books for a commission, launches with heavy criticism. Simon and Schuster released their third quarter numbers, and things are looking up. BuzzFeed hires Isaac Fitzgerald, former director of publicity of at McSweeney’s, to head […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 9/23–9/27

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 Goodreads controversy continues, as many users disapprove of new policies that allow for deletion of posts that center on author behavior instead of the author’s works. Simon & Schuster is offering eBooks to schools, usable by one student for one year, stating that the new format […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 8/26 – 8/30

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. **** Among other sensational and shocking news reported by the new biography Salinger, at least 5 new books by the late reclusive author are forthcoming. Fewer e-converts: the AAP reports that ebook sales this spring slowed from their triple digit growth of 2012. The […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 7/22 – 7/26

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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. **** Google to enter the world of digital textbooks just in time for back-to-school season. Jane Austin to appear on the next £10 bill in England, a move that shows ‘pence and sensibility.’ Ebook drama abroad: Penguin settles with the European Union on ebook […]

Profiles in Publishing: Ángela Ruiz Robles

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Name: Ángela Ruiz Robles Birthdate/Place:  1895, Vallamanín, León, Innovator Associated With: World’s first “E”-Reader Claim to Fame: A teacher and a mother of three, Robles was teaching typing, shorthand and when she invented the “Mechanical Encyclopedia” in 1949, an analog precursor to current E-readers. She hoped to lighten the weight of books that schoolchildren had to carry to school everyday and make reading more accessible for everyone. However, due to Spain’s stagnant economy at the time, her innovation was not prioritized and never received the right funding to reach the market. Many historians still credit […]