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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 5/22-5/26

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 the proposed Trump budget cuts, the National Endowment for the Humanities chair has resigned. Author of Jesus’ Son and Tree of Smoke, Denis Johnson, died yesterday. Scribd now offers newspaper articles to their subscribers.  Pottermore partnered with Libro.fm to sell the Harry Potter audiobooks, […]

Boom! Pow! Ka-Ching!: Sales of Digital Comics and Graphic Novels

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  * * * Comics and graphic novels have been having a good run lately. Comichron and ICv2 – respectively, a database and journal covering the industry – estimate that, in 2015, total domestic sales reached a record of $1.03 billion. In their joint report, they note that in 2015, print sales accounted for a staggering $940 million, with about $535 million coming from graphic novels and $405 million from comic books; compare to 2000, when […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/2-1/6

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. Scribd no longer offers digital comics in their subscription model.  Amazon will open two more physical bookstores in Manhattan and Boston. Platform for digital publishing, Medium, laid off a third of their staff this week.  HarperCollins is now full owner of HarperCollins Brasil.  Librarians are […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 3/21-3/25

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. New York City’s Department of Education has revised its proposed ebook deal with Amazon to address concerns from the National Federation of the Blind. Denver independent bookstore Tattered Cover was targeted by hacktivist group Anonymous for not standing against the city’s camping ban. James Patterson is writing shorter, […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/15-2/19

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. In 2015, US bookstores reported an increase in sales for the first time since 2007, and it’s thanks to female authors. Scribd is dropping its unlimited ebook subscription model, and will announce a new hybrid model next month. Sixty independent bookstores opened in 2015, continuing […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/7-12/11

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. Playster, a new digital media subscription service offering books, music, tv/movies, and video games, debuted this week. Scribd has added sheet music to their digital offerings. The Obamas announced their favorite 2015 books, movies, and more. Google Play Books will soon allow “family sharing” of […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/24-8/28

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. Scribd has changed its subscription service to give subscribers unlimited access to rotating audiobooks. Amazon’s ebook deal with NYC public schools has been postponed it was noted that visually impaired readers might have trouble with the design. As a result of recent controversies, the Hugo Awards were forced […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/6-7/10

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. Amazon is now removing customer reviews if its data mining shows that the customer has a personal relationship with the author. Apple is now being investigated in Canada for possibly conspiring to fix ebook prices. Nook stores outside of the US and UK will close on August 7th, […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 6/29-7/3

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. Apple lost the appeal for its ebook price fixing lawsuit. Scribd is adjusting its subscription catalog, in what the CEO is calling a “purge” of romance titles. It was discovered that Amazon’s new pay structure will pay self-published authors as little as $.006 per page read. In […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 6/22-6/26

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. W. W. Norton made agreements with Baker & Taylor, Overdrive, and 3M to make all of trade and professional ebooks available in libraries. Scribd acquired ebook subscription service Librify. Penguin’s Berkley and New American Library imprints will be combined to form Berkley Publishing Group. Since the […]