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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/9-10/13

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. Hachette has shut down Weinstein Books in the wake of the allegations against Harvey Weinstein. Writers Jesmyn Ward and Viet Thanh Nguyen were among this year’s MacArthur Fellowship winners.  Ticket sales at this year’s New York ComicCon hit a record high.  This year’s Frankfurt Book […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/4-9/8

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 is seeking out a location for a second American headquarters. Kobo rolled out audiobook sales and a corresponding subscription plan this week.  Conservative publisher Regnery has cut ties with New York Times, citing the paper’s “liberal bias.” James Patterson is donating $1.75 million to school […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/21-8/25

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 is revamping its books coverage. Amazon’s “one-click” patent expires next month. Cambridge University Press reversed the decision to censor its articles for China Quarterly. The ongoing ReDigi case raises questions about the possibility of a used ebook market. The NYT reissued the […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/27-3/3

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. Penguin Random House bought both Barack and Michelle Obamas’ memoirs for a rumored $60 million. On her last trip to the US, Australian children’s book author Mem Fox was detained by border control.  HarperCollins rolled out two book recommendation bots on Facebook. B&N Education purchased MBS Textbook […]

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 […]