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Digital, Digital, Get Down: Insights from Attending the YPG Digital: Innovative Imprints Panel

“Who here works specifically in a digital area of publishing?” panel moderator Carly Hoogendyk’s question was met with a smattering of raised hands in the crowded Random House conference room. “Who doesn’t deal with digital properties?” About the same number of people raised their hands, a number nowhere close to the majority of young publishing employees gathered on Wednesday, October 23rd for the YPG Digital: Innovative Imprints panel hosted by Young to Publishing Group . The answers were indicative of how many young publishing employees work in a sector of traditional publishing […]

Libraries and Licensing

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  * * * With the ever-increasing importance of libraries as a way readers can discover new authors and books, and the growing popularity of digital access, we thought it was time to post a comprehensive update on libraries and ebook licensing. It’s important to recognize that the large majority of libraries license, rather than buy, their ebooks.  This is a critical difference, because in licensing contracts, the first sale doctrine does not apply. For those […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/28-8/1

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. Apple quietly purchased BookLamp last week, a book recommendation engine known for its Book Genome Project. Alloy Entertainment teamed up with Amazon to create a digital publishing imprint. Hachette’s first quarter sales were up 5.6% despite the ongoing dispute with Amazon. Macmillan increased its ebook lending selection to include […]

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 […]

In Orbit: The Joys of Working in a Satellite Office

Common wisdom generally states that, short of becoming a Rockette or a ticket-taker at the Empire State Building, there are few careers likely to place you in New York faster than publishing. While it’s true that almost everyone with weight to throw around the global book industry has a foothold in the City That Never Sleeps, it’s also important to note that, even in the past, a sizable portion of the publishing houses housed in New York were and are satellite offices of publishing corporations headquartered elsewhere: Hachette is headquartered […]

Profiles in Publishing: Henry Holt

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Name: Henry Holt Birthdate/Place: January 3rd, 1840, Baltimore, Maryland Publisher Associated With: Henry Holt and Company Claim to Fame: Holt graduated from Yale before entering Columbia Law School. He entered the publishing business with the late G. P. Putnam in 1863, another important figure in publishing and later a major figure behind the Penguin Group.  In 1866, Holt joined Frederick Leypoldt’s publishing company, the founder of publications like Publisher’s Weekly and Library Journal. It later became Henry Holt and Company in 1873 when Leypoldt decided to devote himself to bibliographical work. Henry Holt and Company is […]

Books Abroad: Australian Publishing and Book Business in Melbourne

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  We inaugurate “Books Abroad”, our international version of “Not New York”, with a post from Kate McKenzie on her hometown, Melbourne, Australia. Just as we want to widen horizons and make connections beyond “NYCentric” book business in the US, we also want to explore other publishing hubs around the world. Shannon will continue her explorations, and we’ll also welcome profiles from other guest contributors. Like any travelers, we’re on the hunt for communities small and large, landmarks and little-known treasures. All aboard for Books Abroad! **** I’ve lived in […]

Not New York: Book Business and Publishers in Boston

Well, readers, we have finally come to the end of our cross-country perambulation of the nation’s publishing powerhouses that are not New York. To conclude our journey, we take you to Boston, a city which has recently shown us its mettle by pulling together in the face of tragedy. Boston is a city with a lot to be proud of—its history, its universities, its sports teams, and, of course, its book culture. It’s best to start with Bookbuilders of Boston, a non-profit with an aim to bring together people from […]

Book Jobs Not by the Book: Dana Trocker, Speakers Bureau Relations Coordinator

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From working in a Book Publishing program through her college in Oregon, Dana Trocker is now a Speakers Bureau Relations Coordinator for Macmillan. At a time when digital networking is so prevalent, Trocker says nothing compares to personal interaction with clients. ***** What was your first exposure to book business (internship or first job) and what were the most important things you gained from it? My first “book job” was working at Ooligan Press, the independent publisher affiliated with the Masters in Book Publishing program at Portland State University in Oregon. […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week: 4/29 – 5/3

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. **** A little bit of closure (or at least settlement) for Macmillan, that underdog of the Big 6’s battle with the DOJ. Simon & Schuster turns out to be a comeback kid: despite ongoing strife with B&N, they pulled up their profits […]