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

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. Warner Brothers and the Tolkien estate settled a lawsuit over licensing.  The Curtis Brown literary agency bought Ed Victor Ltd.  Overdrive was rebranded as Overdrive Rakuten. Christian Stores is launching an online shopping arm.  A lost Maurice Sendak book will be published next year. 

Something to Aspire To: Editor Ursula Nordstrom

In 1961, Maurice Sendak wrote his editor Ursula Nordstrom, concerned that his genius was not the genius of Tolstoy. Well, “Tolstoy wasn’t Sendak, either,” she replied. Truth be told, given the choice, I don’t know whether I’d rather have the genius of either Tolstoy or Sendak over the genius of Nordstrom as expressed in this letter from Letters of Note (that wonderful site without which the internet would be SO much more of a wilderness). Sure, being an editor consists of mostly a lot of hard-work stuff that does not fall […]