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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/2-10/6

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. This year’s Nobel Prize in Literature goes to Kazuo Ishiguro. The National Book Foundation released its list of award finalists. Sasquatch Books was bought by Penguin Random House. The publishing industry is pitching in to help Puerto Rico.  Poet and editor Jill Bialosky faces allegations […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/10-7/14

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. Denis Johnson will posthumously receive the Prize for American Fiction. Milo Yiannopoulos has lashed out at reports of low sales. Pearson sold $1 billion of its stake in Penguin Random House. Barnes & Noble named Carl Hauch its new Vice President of Stores. Dana Canedy […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 6/26-6/30

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. After much criticism, the TSA has abandoned a book-screening pilot program. Indie publisher Two Dollar Radio is opening a bookstore in Columbus. Penguin Random House is closing Blue Rider Press, while Crown Publishing Group is launching Currency, a new nonfiction imprint. Amazon Web Services will soon offer machine translation. […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 6/5-6/9

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. Overdrive unveils a new cost-per-circulation model for digital library assets.   Penguin Random House acquired popular literary clothing store Out of Print. The Kickstarter for The Well-Read Black Girl literary festival was successfully funded. Bob Dylan gave his Nobel Peace Prize speech in the nick of time.  […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 4/17-4/21

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. Bill O’Reilly is out at Fox News, but Henry Holt is standing by him. Audible will no longer allow its users to gift credits. Canute hopes to bring a multiple-line Braille ereader to market.  All this week, Penguin Random House is running #ProjectReadathon in the […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 4/3-4/7

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. Flatiron landed three books by the Bidens. After being purchased by Kobo, print-digital bundler Shelfie is back. George Takei will publish a graphic memoir about his time in a Japanese internment camp. The budget of Maria Pallante’s Copyright Office is under scrutiny.  Penguin Random House expands its presence […]

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 12/5-12/9

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. Several publishers are quickly pushing out books on the subject of a Trump presidency.  Abrams has ceased publication of Bad Little Children’s Books after claims of racism. Through their #GiveaBook campaign, Penguin Random House gave away 100,000 books in three days.  Authors United announced it will merge with the […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/28-12/2

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. Julian Barnes, and some of his peers, have objected to American inclusion in the Man Booker Prize for Fiction. Penguin Random House announced that it will cover half the price of a PEN America membership for interested employees. Johanna Basford, adult coloring book doyenne, was appointed to the Order of […]

The Beginner’s Guide to the Backlist

Historically, American publishing houses had three seasons a year: fall, winter, and spring. This had a lot to do with the physical limitations of selling and shipping books across the country, especially in the eras before air-conditioning and Skype. Most modern publishers still operate on two to three seasons a year, in part because it’s often easier to break a year’s business goals down into sub-goals. After six months, a once-new title is replaced by something even newer, and the focus of the industry moves on – and that’s where […]