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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/27-10/31

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. Sony is developing a new DRM that would allow the sale of used ebooks. Doubleday and Vintage Books announced the launch of a new imprint with movie company Blumhouse Productions. Here are the highlights from Literary Agent Andrew Wylie’s keynote address at the International Festival of […]

Survey results: Where Do Publishing Professionals Get Their Books?

Editor’s note: This post can also be found on our parent site, Publishing Trends. Codex’s recent reader poll shows that the Amazon-Hachette contract negotiations may be having an impact on the way the average consumer purchases books. According to Codex, 39% of their respondents are aware of the ongoing negotiations between Amazon and Hachette, and there has been a decline in consumers buying books from Amazon at a rate of 7.5%. Since publishing professionals are not quite the average book consumer, Publishing Trends conducted a quick, informal survey on where publishing professionals get their books […]

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 […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/3-2/7

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. Two new digital book platforms: German company, Readfy, launched an ebook subscription service this week, offering 15,000 free titles with advertising throughout the book, and NoiseTrade also expanded its free music program to include books as well. Sony relinquished its place in the ebook market […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/26-1/3

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 since Christmas, these should help keep you in the know. After an almost year-long court battle, Illinois federal court rules that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes is public domain. After a pause,  Best Buy stores in the United States are selling some Kobo models once again. HarperCollins UK’s profits dropped significantly, though its market […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories of the Week, 10/14–10/18

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. Congratulations to Eleanor Catton, this year’s winner of The Man Booker Prize! Another big congratulations to all appearing on the National Book Awards Shortlist. Macmillan ups the number of backlist eBooks available for lending to ~11,000. Kobo’s removal of all self-published titles from one of its […]

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 […]

Books Abroad: Book Business and Publishers in Toronto

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One of the world’s biggest English-language publishing hubs can be found in Toronto. Canada’s largest city boasts an extensive book culture, housing the Canadian offices of the Big Six Five, as well as impressive local independent presses. The Canadians are proud of their literary heritage and its contributions to the global arts scene, and the government actively works to promote Canadian literature throughout the country and around the world. In Toronto, the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) is a government agency that “promotes, enhances and leverages investment, jobs, and original content creation” […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week: 1/21-1/25

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.   Kindle tackles Kobo on its home turf, launching in Canada this week. On its publishing side, Amazon has unleashed two new children’s imprints, Two Lions and Skyscape. Books and coffee: a beautiful combination. The American Library Association’s […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories, Week of 9/3-9/7

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.     Amazon unveiled more new Kindles than you can shake a stick at during a September 6th press conference. Some new models will be available for shipping as early as September 14th. Atria is no longer her keeper–Jodi Picoult […]