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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 […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/14-11/18

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. Wednesday night’s National Book Awards offered stirring speeches. Bob Dylan won’t be attending the Nobel ceremony after all. Penguin Random House‘s employees will start 2017 with a new chairman and a student loan repayment program.  Barnes & Noble announced a new $49.99 Nook ahead of Black […]

The 11th Annual 5 Under 35 National Book Award Ceremony

The Ace Hotel’s Liberty Hall was filled to capacity last night for the National Book Foundation’s eleventh annual 5 Under 35 ceremony. The closing of powerHouse Arena over the summer prompted the event’s move to Midtown Manhattan. Though the space was smaller than last year’s, the crowd was no less lively. The cocktail hour preceding the official ceremony was well lubricated, thanks to the able bar staff, and attendees mingled with plates of hummus and charcuterie until the very seconds before the event officially began. After affectionately instructing the audience […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/3-10/7

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. The possible unmasking of Elena Ferrante has drawn swift condemnation from her fans. National Book Awards finalists were revealed yesterday morning. Amazon launched a new benefit for Prime subscribers: increased ebook access. Penguin Random House and Crown Publishing Group are getting into the serialized fiction game on October […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/26-9/30

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. Authors can now do giveaways with their books via Nook Press. The National Book Awards 5 Under 35 nominees were announced this week. James Patterson halted the publication of a book titled The Murder of Stephen King. Penguin Random House unveiled a new sci-fi and […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/29-9/2

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. Hachette sued Seth Grahame-Smith, author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, for breach of contract. Penguin Random House has teamed up with the MTA to offer free ebook shorts to NYC-area subway riders. The Federal Trade Commission has begun to target scholarly publishers with predatory practices. […]

Keeping the Faith: Publisher Agnostic Content

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  * * * Be it tweets, blog posts, or marketing materials, content produced by book publishers is traditionally about the books they publish. But that’s not always the case. Some publishers are hosting blogs with “publisher agnostic” content, meaning the site will feature books and authors they don’t publish. In fact, some of these websites all but obscure the fact that they’re hosted by a major publisher, which raises a question: why? Why promote books […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/8-8/12

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 will consolidate its two offices in 2019. Bonnier Publishing announces a new US division. After four years, Target will once again sell Kindles. The National Endowment for the Humanities will endow over $4 million in publishing grants. CliffsNotes is getting new digital features, including […]