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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 […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/26-9/30

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. Authors can now do giveaways with their books via Nook Press. The National Book Awards 5 Under 35 nominees were announced this week. James Patterson halted the publication of a book titled The Murder of Stephen King. Penguin Random House unveiled a new sci-fi and […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/12-9/16

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 National Book Awards longlists, as well as the Booker Prize shortlist, were released this week. Amazon has added assorted Audible privileges to their Prime membership. On Wednesday, Carla Hayden was sworn in as the new Librarian of Congress. Lonely Planet is starting a new imprint called […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/16-11/20

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 winners of the National Book Awards were announced on Wednesday. Taylor Swift teamed up with Scholastic to donate 25,000 books to NYC schools. The Harry Potter audiobooks are now available on Audible. The Pope announced that he will publish his first children’s book with […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/15-9/19

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. At last, ebooks are becoming poetry friendly. Barnes & Noble scrapped the ability to download Nook Books onto computers for ebook security reasons. The National Book Award longlists were announced this week. HarperCollins is adding a digital watermark to their ebooks to add yet another layer of security […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories of the Week, 11/18 –11/22

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 the winners of the National Book Awards of 2013! “Selfie” receives title of Word of the Year for 2013, again showing the ever-changing landscape of language. Bloomsberg News cuts their Arts Section, and in the process, lays off 50 employees.  Apple tries to […]

The National Book Foundation’s 2013 5 Under 35 Award Ceremony

The National Book Foundation has been honoring 5 writers under the age of 35 since 2006 with the aim to “highlight the work of the next generation of fiction writers.” This year boasts all female winners, the first time since the award’s inception in 2006. Hosted at Powerhouse Arena bookstore in Brooklyn, New York on Monday, November 18th, the 5 Under 35 Awards event celebrates this year’s honorees and kicks off National Book Awards week.  Each honoree is selected by a previous winner of the National Book Award. The event […]

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, 9/16 – 9/20

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. James Patterson plans to donate $1 million to indie bookstores to help sustain them. Formal changes announced in The Booker Prize nominations: eligibility has been expanded to books originally written in English and published in the UK. The Longlist for the National Book […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 11/12-11/16

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 biggest US book party of the year, the National Book Awards, was held on November 14. The complete list of winners can be found here. There’s some hope for print media, yet: a survey released this week found […]