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Off the Beaten Path: Valentina Rice

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  **** With the increasing fluidity among industries, it’s not unusual for executives to leave traditional publishing roles in favor of new business ventures. In this Off the Beaten Path series, we asked four former traditional publishing professionals how their publishing experience affects their roles in their current companies and what they miss about their old stomping grounds. Valentina Rice Founder, Many Kitchens; former Vice President, International Sales and Marketing at Penguin How has your publishing experience been helpful in your […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 7/22 – 7/26

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Every week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young professional 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. **** Google to enter the world of digital textbooks just in time for back-to-school season. Jane Austin to appear on the next £10 bill in England, a move that shows ‘pence and sensibility.’ Ebook drama abroad: Penguin settles with the European Union on ebook […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 7/8 – 7/12

Every week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young professional 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 Federal court ruled Apple guilty of ebook price-fixing conspiracy; hearings for damages are to be held soon. Barnes & Noble’s CEO resigned after Nook fails to compete in the e-reader market. Amazon launches comics imprint featuring George R. R. Martin, named Jet City […]

Profiles in Publishing: Sir Allen Lane

Name: Sir Allen Lane Birthdate/Place: September 21, 1902. Bristol, England. Publishers Associated With: Penguin Books Claim to Fame: Sir Allen began his career at publishing company Bodley Head as an apprentice to his uncle, founder John Lane. After John Lane’s death, Allen changed his last name to Lane to retain control of the company– the original Lane had no children. Sir Allen conceived of paperback editions when he was traveling home from a meeting with Agatha Christie and he found himself on a train platform, stuck with nothing to read. […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 7/1 – 7/5

Every week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young professional 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 and Random House merged, creating new book publishing giant. A blank book becomes a bestseller on Amazon. (And the reviews are even better) Harvard University Press prepares for possible “blockbuster” with a history title about Hollywood’s “pact with Hitler.” Survey from the Bookseller […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 6/24 – 6/28

Every week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young professional 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 & Nobles rethinks the Nook after sales of the e-reader device plummeted in the last quarter. Right after Apple’s Ebook trial ended, a new publishing industry legal battle ensues as Penguin and Authur Solutions seek dismissal of class action suit. […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 6/17 – 6/21

Every week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young professional 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 Jim Henson Company and Grosset & Dunlap of the Penguin Young Readers Group is accepting writing submissions until the end of the year to find the author for a new novel set in the world of Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal. […]

Books Abroad: Australian Publishing and Book Business in Melbourne

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  We inaugurate “Books Abroad”, our international version of “Not New York”, with a post from Kate McKenzie on her hometown, Melbourne, Australia. Just as we want to widen horizons and make connections beyond “NYCentric” book business in the US, we also want to explore other publishing hubs around the world. Shannon will continue her explorations, and we’ll also welcome profiles from other guest contributors. Like any travelers, we’re on the hunt for communities small and large, landmarks and little-known treasures. All aboard for Books Abroad! **** I’ve lived in […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 6/3 – 6/7

Every week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young professional 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. **** More drama sparks from the Apple eBooks trial as focus shifts the blame Amazon’s pricing methods. (Need to brush up on the backstory? Check out our Agency Model infographic) French cultural minister says Amazon is “destroying bookstores” as she attempts to implement a […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 5/27 – 5/31

Every week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young professional 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. **** Simon and Schuster to to launch premier marketing plan and customer portal, creating a one-stop destination for invoices, order tracking, and promotional information. Publishing industry might start responding to ebook piracy by infecting the thief with Malware. Amazon is opening a new office […]