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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/10-8/14

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. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt acquired ebook and tech assets from MeeGenius, an ebook subscription service for children. Pearson will sell their stake in the Economist Group, publisher of The Economist magazine. Harlequin audiobooks are now available in libraries. Cengage, Pearson, and McGraw-Hill filed a suit against […]

Not New York: Book-Biz & Publishers in San Francisco

The final stop on our trip out west (by way of the Twin Cities…because direct routes are boring) is San Francisco. Again, I have to preface an article by shamefully admitting that I have never physically been to this week’s destination. Of course, there’s what I know about San Francisco from popular culture: cable cars, hippies, a large bridge… And while those things do lend their local color to any good Bay Area-experience, the city has far more to offer. A thriving publishing industry, for instance. Personally, perhaps because of […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week: 1/7-1/11

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. Amazing what a little Wal-Mart can do: Bookscan started reporting book sales from Wal-Mart, and watched the mass-market category grow by big-box proportions, which is to say, around 65%. Turkish citizens have a lot of reading to catch […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories, Week of 10/29-11/2

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.     The Big 6 becomes the Big 5–the Random House & Penguin merger is official. Bertlesmann, on the heels of the Random House merger announcement, has bought 100% of its Random House-Mondadori venture. Additional big changes may be a-comin’: […]

Undergraduate Publishing Programs: What’s the Advantage?

As a treat–and as a passive-aggressive gesture to urge me to make up my mind as to what I was going to do with my life–my mother took me on a “field trip” to Simon & Schuster. A friend of a family friend worked in the children’s department there, and it was the summer before my senior year of high school–that time when push comes to shove when choosing a path in life. My mother, knowing I had an affinity for literature, figured that this might be an alternative career […]

Internviews: “Before” with Liz Janetschek

  We’re thrilled to welcome Liz Janetschek as this season’s intern. We think every peek into the mind of an aspiring book professional contributes to a fuller and more interesting portrait of what the industry will next become-so we pounce on our interns’ minds every chance we get. Read more about Liz on the About page, and keep an eye out for her unique spin as she helps helm this ship in the months to come. Trendsetter: What aspects of Publishing Trends and MPI interest you most as you enter the […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories, Week of 8/6-8/10

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.     Last week, Fifty Shades had sold more copies than any other in the history of Amazon.co.uk. As of this week, it’s sold more than any other book sold in the UK ever. Period. Speaking of Amazon (and when […]