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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/21-9/25

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. Ebook subscription service, Oyster, will be shutting down, and much of the team will go to Google. G Asset Management, the company that bid on a majority share in Barnes & Noble stock last year, was revealed as fraud this week. National Book Award nominee, Ta-Nehisi […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 4/6-4/10

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. Hachette and Penguin Random House issued statements in support of revising the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indiana to bar discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. After negotiating a new contract with Amazon over the last few months, HarperCollins is expected to announce its plans to […]

Our Ebooks, Ourselves: What’s Happening with Our Ereader Data?

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  * * * In October of last year, news broke on The Digital Reader that Adobe Digital Editions was taking a significant amount of user data and sending it back to their servers. Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) is a program that allows readers to put ebooks onto their reading devices from retailers and libraries alike. The program’s terms and conditions don’t mention anything about the extra data logging, and there was some outrage. Users were […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/26-1/30

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 added all 10 Harry Potter universe books to its subscription service. Author David Lagercrantz will write a sequel to Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy. Simon & Schuster launched its new nonfiction imprint North Star Way, which will offer additional audience-building services to its authors. UK grocery retailer Tesco ended its ebook […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/12-1/16

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. Macmillan reached an agreement with Scribd and Oyster, becoming the third of the Big 5 to do so. Simon & Schuster is now selling online courses by popular self-help, health, and finance authors. Macmillan Science and Education will merge with Springer Science + Business Media with […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/17-11/21

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. Oyster started their own literary journal and created an Author Advisory Board. Google launched Google Contributor, a crowdfunding tool for publishers. Simon & Schuster lifted its required “Buy It Now” stipulation for digital library lending. The 2014 National Book Award winners were announced during the 65th Annual National Book […]

Libraries and Licensing

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  * * * With the ever-increasing importance of libraries as a way readers can discover new authors and books, and the growing popularity of digital access, we thought it was time to post a comprehensive update on libraries and ebook licensing. It’s important to recognize that the large majority of libraries license, rather than buy, their ebooks.  This is a critical difference, because in licensing contracts, the first sale doctrine does not apply. For those […]

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 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 […]