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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/15-8/19

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. Barnes & Noble fired their CEO, Ronald Boire. HarperCollins unveiled a new design for their website this week. For the first half of 2016, bookstore sales are up over 6%. Wattpad is rolling out ads that will allow their writers to earn money through their posts. Pamela […]

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

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 film adaptation of Blood Meridian is on hold because the rights were never secured by the filmmakers. The New York Times featured an article about an all male book club that only reads books by and about men, which garnered quite a response. Wired Magazine […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/19-10/23

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. The Publishers Weekly annual publishing survey revealed that employees are getting younger and houses still lack diversity, among other things. An Amazon SVP posted a statement claiming that the New York Times didn’t fact check the article about the company’s work culture. Publishers Weekly, Combined Book Exhibit, and […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/17-8/21

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 New York Times has revamped their middle grade and young adult bestseller lists. HarperCollins announced they are shutting down Authonomy, their online community for writers. OverDrive is developing a program that will quickly turn PDFs into EPUB files. A site that allows writers to raise […]

For What It’s Worth: Fixed Book Price in Foreign Book Markets

Earlier this year, France made publishing news headlines when its court ruled ebook subscription services like Kindle Unlimited illegal. The law cited was the Lang Law, which gives publishers the exclusive right to set the price of a book. Retailers are not allowed to discount more than 5 percent from this set price. You may be thinking, A measly 5 percent? Here in the United States, we’re used to seeing 50 percent or more slashed off our books. Price fixing in general is regarded as suspect and is, in fact, […]

Not There Yet: The New “New Adult” Genre

Genres shape our reading habits, but their exact boundaries have always eluded us. Genres are “inherently confusing and complex,” as one New Yorker article put it, and that couldn’t be more true than in the case of a new and in-the-making genre called New Adult. New Adult is a genre of fiction. It features protagonists between ages 18 and 25 (some say 26), usually in college or at their first job. New Adult picks up where Young Adult leaves off. In the words of bestselling author Cora Carmack, “Young Adult […]

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

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. Oyster and Scribd both strike deals with Simon & Schuster. Publishers might be able to learn a thing or two as The New York Times reevaluates its digital strategy. Smashwords partners with Overdrive to put more of its titles in libraries. Publishers Weekly is launching, BookLife, a […]

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

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. Dean Baquet replaces Jill Abramson as Executive Editor of the New York Times. In an effort to expand its digital reach, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt acquires Channel One News. Jonathan Safran Foer, Toni Morrison, and other authors coming soon to your Chipotle cup. Rush Limbaugh wins Author […]

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

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. After four years of coverage, The New York Times‘ Julie Bosman is leaving the publishing beat. Ingram announced that it acquired CourseSmart, a digital course materials provider and previous competitor. No need to feel left out from all of the AWP coverage, The New Yorker shares one […]

The Joys of Being an Intern: A Roundtable Discussion Based on Ross Perlin’s Intern Nation

For anyone looking to start a career in publishing, the first step is getting a foot in the door. While entry level jobs usually represent the threshold, internships have almost become essential precursors to gain entry. Yet despite the importance of having an internship on your resume, internships can often be frustrating exercises, either consisting of coffee-fetching and paper-copying or exploiting young talent with high job demands and little to no pay. Internships have come under fire a lot in recent media, with some very prominent lawsuits even forcing major […]