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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 3/12-3/16

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 longlist for the 2018 Man Booker International Prize is out. Judges for the 2018 National Book Awards have been announced. Physicist and author Stephen Hawking died this week.  Following sexual harassment allegations, Sherman Alexie declined the Carnegie Medal. New books are forthcoming from Malala […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/29-2/2

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. The National Book Foundation added a prize for translation to its annual awards. The University Press of Kentucky has been targeted by the governor’s budget.  New imprints are coming from Scholastic and Kwame Alexander. George R.R. Martin is funding a scholarship for fantasy writers. Robert […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/13-11/17

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. The 2018 National Book Awards winners were announced Wednesday. An investor proposed a deal to take Barnes & Noble private. Radhika Jones will be Vanity Fair’s new editor. Amazon marketplace sellers may be subject to state sales tax. Superman editor Eddie Berganza has been fired from […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/30-11/3

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 all week, these should help keep you in the know. Cynthia Nixon will headline the 2017 National Book Awards. The Kirkus Prize winners were announced yesterday. Book World is shutting down all of its 45 stores. Audible has launched a digital romance package. Springer Nature has confirmed that it restricts access to its articles in […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/2-10/6

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 year’s Nobel Prize in Literature goes to Kazuo Ishiguro. The National Book Foundation released its list of award finalists. Sasquatch Books was bought by Penguin Random House. The publishing industry is pitching in to help Puerto Rico.  Poet and editor Jill Bialosky faces allegations […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/11-9/15

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. Melville House is sending copies of A Citizen’s Guide to Impeachment to members of Congress.  The first author to write a novel on a computer has died. Bookselling Without Borders launched a Kickstarter to fund scholarships to international book fairs. Half of the authors on the shortlist […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/14-11/18

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. Wednesday night’s National Book Awards offered stirring speeches. Bob Dylan won’t be attending the Nobel ceremony after all. Penguin Random House‘s employees will start 2017 with a new chairman and a student loan repayment program.  Barnes & Noble announced a new $49.99 Nook ahead of Black […]

The Beginner’s Guide to American Literary Organizations

Believe it or not, it’s not just publishing houses that keep the literary world moving and grooving. There’s a whole host of foundations that keep the American publishing industry on its feet. Here’s a list of the groups, communities, and foundations helping keep literary life fun, exciting, and fair. National Book Foundation The National Book Foundation is most famous for their yearly National Book Awards, but they also host a bevy of other literary awards, like Trendsetter favorite 5 Under 35, as well as events like Eat, Drink, and Be […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/3-10/7

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. The possible unmasking of Elena Ferrante has drawn swift condemnation from her fans. National Book Awards finalists were revealed yesterday morning. Amazon launched a new benefit for Prime subscribers: increased ebook access. Penguin Random House and Crown Publishing Group are getting into the serialized fiction game on October […]

Not New York: Book Business and Culture in Pittsburgh, PA

The reports are true: the “Paris of Appalachia” is having its belle époque. To outsiders, Pittsburgh might be better known for its smokestacked past and Steelers championships, but these are only a few of the city’s many faces. Thanks to a patchwork of neighborhoods, colleges, and cultures, the future is alive and well in southwestern Pennsylvania, and it’s looking pretty wordy. The area is home to a number of presses, both independent and university-affiliated. The University of Pittsburgh Press and Carnegie Mellon University Press each publish a wide variety of […]