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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/6-11/10

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. Netflix announced it will publish a comic book titled The Magic Order. Macmillan shuttered their free ebook distribution service, Pronoun. The Google Play store will now allow some indie authors to sell on their platform.  Barnes & Noble rolled out a new holiday retail strategy including […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/7-8/11

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. Netflix and Barnes & Noble Education both made acquisitions this week.  Children’s books are addressing the refugee crisis. LeVar Burton‘s famous catchphrase has landed him in legal trouble. Amazon told booksellers to speed up their delivery times. The Dragon Awards have seen two authors withdraw their nominated […]

License to Succeed?

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  * * * Licensing deals have always been popular with publishers. As Publishing Technology COO Randy Petway astutely pointed out in his recent Publishing Perspectives article, “When sales are not something that can be planned for or predicted, publishers rely heavily on brand awareness through licensing deals, both to sell books and open new markets for intellectual property.”  Since the digital revolution, start-ups have taken to buying up licensed properties to give them a jump-start […]

Book Jobs Not by the Book: Alana Heiss, Partnerships and Content at Oyster

Alana Heiss works on Partnerships & Content at Oyster in New York. After studying literature and philosophy at NYU, she oversaw sales and marketing into Europe for HarperCollins, then moved on to Taschen to manage sales across the east coast of the US. She’s been at Oyster since the app launched in September 2013.  Editor’s note: This interview was conducted via Derris, the PR company Oyster employs for their public relations. ***** What was your first exposure to the book business and what were the most important things you gained […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories of the Week, 11/4 –11/8

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. Amazon Source, a program allowing independent bookstores to sell Kindles and Kindle books for a commission, launches with heavy criticism. Simon and Schuster released their third quarter numbers, and things are looking up. BuzzFeed hires Isaac Fitzgerald, former director of publicity of at McSweeney’s, to head […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 9/2 – 9/6

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. The DOJ’s final verdict against Apple is in, and the Feds seem to have gotten what they wanted. A new kind of matchbook collection: Amazon’s Kindle MatchBook will be offering the ebook/pbook bundling program people have been requesting for years. Digital community meets […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 5/13 – 5/17

Every week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young professional 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. **** Amazon workers in Germany set to strike for pay and benefits after trade union Verdi refused to impliment a collective agreement on employee conditions. E-Book sales, (especially in the romance genre, given that it was The Year of Fifty Shades), significantly boosted […]