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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 6/19-6/23

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. Many major publishers back Greenpeace in their standoff with a logging corporation. Three textbook publishers have charged Follett with selling counterfeit textbooks.  Despite potentially losing their funding, the NEA awarded millions of dollars in grants this week.  HarperCollins will add over 15,000 ebooks to Hoopla, a […]

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

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 federal budget passed this week actually increases funding for both the NEA and NEH.  Tor Books is launching an imprint dedicated to experimental fiction. The owners of vanity press Tate Publishing have been charged with extortion and embezzlement.  Amazon has come to an agreement […]

Keeping It On Campus: University Presses in America

There’s life in publishing outside the Big Five – in fact, university presses have been leading the bookish charge for centuries. Unclear on what kind of work these presses do? Interested in getting involved? We’ve put together an overview to get you up to speed. A Brief History In Colonial and Early America, colleges retained their own printers in order to produce catalogs, scholarly publications, and ceremonial materials. The moniker “University Press” was first used at Harvard in 1802, but the university press as we now know it – a […]

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 […]