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

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 German Book Office New York announced several changes this week including a new name.  The American Library Association is in an uproar over FCC changes to internet policy. Composer Stephen Sondheim will be honored with a PEN literary award. Audio Editions has been purchased by […]

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 11th Annual 5 Under 35 National Book Award Ceremony

The Ace Hotel’s Liberty Hall was filled to capacity last night for the National Book Foundation’s eleventh annual 5 Under 35 ceremony. The closing of powerHouse Arena over the summer prompted the event’s move to Midtown Manhattan. Though the space was smaller than last year’s, the crowd was no less lively. The cocktail hour preceding the official ceremony was well lubricated, thanks to the able bar staff, and attendees mingled with plates of hummus and charcuterie until the very seconds before the event officially began. After affectionately instructing the audience […]

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 […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/8-2/12

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 former publisher of Guernica magazine, Lisa Lucas, will become the new executive director of the National Book Foundation. Elena Ferrante’s bestselling Neapolitan novels will become a TV series. Simon & Schuster announced a new YA dedicated website, Riveted. A group of authors are taking […]

The 10th Annual 5 Under 35 National Book Award Ceremony

Last night was a celebration on many counts. First, it was the National Book Foundation’s annual 5 Under 35 event, honoring 5 novelists under the age of 35 to “highlight the work of the next generation of fiction writers.” Second, it was the 5 Under 35 award’s tenth year.  Third, LeVar Burton was the host! It was a literary-studded affair, from the authors being awarded,  to the the previous 5 Under 35 winners who nominated this year’s honorees, the attendees, and even the bartender and emcee, Rosie Schaap and Ben […]

Book Jobs Not by the Book: Amy Gall, Program Manager at National Book Foundation

Amy Gall writes, creates, and sometimes sleeps in Brooklyn.  Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in PANK, Joyland, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and The Lambda Literary Review, among others. She earned her MFA in creative writing from The New School and is currently a Program Manager at The National Book Foundation.   What was your first exposure to book business and what were the most important things you gained from it?   My first job out of college was working as executive assistant to Denis Kitchen.  He has several literary […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Literary Events

It’s hard out there for a newcomer to the world of literary events, even when you’re in publishing. As a continuation to our Beginner’s Guides, we’re here to help you figure out how to spend your evenings and weekends at cool, bookish events. Fire up your keyboard for a follow fest on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and/or email lists to stay in the know. (Unfortunately, this is list is pretty exclusive to New York City when it comes to specifics, but if you’ve got favorite literary hot spots that you want […]

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 […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 9/9 – 9/13

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. Harper Lee has settled in her recent lawsuit involving literary agent Samuel Pinkus. Potter fans around the globe celebrate the news that J.K. Rowling will be delving back into the Wizarding World with a new screenplay based on Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.  […]