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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 3/17-3/21

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. Penguin Random House acquires Santillana and extends its reach into Spain, Portugal, and Brazil. A New York Court ruled in HarperCollins’ favor in a copyright infringement case regarding the digital rights of Julie of the Wolves against Open Road Digital Media. Will Nook’s self-publishing platform for UK […]

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: 4/29 – 5/3

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. **** A little bit of closure (or at least settlement) for Macmillan, that underdog of the Big 6′s battle with the DOJ. Simon & Schuster turns out to be a comeback kid: despite ongoing strife with B&N, they pulled up their profits […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week: 2/18 – 2/22

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. This time, the Big 6 and Amazon are sitting in the same hot-seat: 3 indie bookstores have brought a lawsuit, alleging DRM as an unfair business practice. Grand Central Publishing announced expansion of Romance imprint Forever and e-book counterpart Forever Yours  to upwards of […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 11/26-11/30

Every week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young professional should read to feel more informed and 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 & Schuster announced the creation of Archway, their own self-publishing unit–to mixed reviews. Amazon Publishing will be hopping across the pond–the company announced the launch of a European division. McGraw Hill Education will be acquired by […]

Book-Jobs Not By The Book: Lindsey Huckabee, Author Advocate

Lindsey Huckabee

The business of self-publishing is now nothing less than an inextricable part of the book business, impacting all of us, no matter in what corner of the industry we find ourselves. Despite this, self-publishing rarely comes up when young and aspiring book professionals express their hopes and dreams. That’s why we’re thrilled to welcome Lindsey Huckabee to Book Jobs Not by the Book to talk about how her job as an author advocate at Infinity Publishing allows her to combine her love of books with the changing needs of the publishing industry.  ***  What […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories, Week of 7/23-7/27

Every week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young professional should read to feel more informed and 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 DOJ has read all your letters, and is not impressed…enough to change its mind about anything much. Remember when Tor/Forge said they were going to make their ebooks DRM-free? Those crazy kids have actually gone […]

Trendsetters’ Book-Biz Essential Reading, Week of 7/16-7/20

Every week we recommend 5 links that the young book professional should read to feel more informed and 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.   Has “The Man” (dressed as a Penguin) got his hands on Indie Publishing? Penguin (Pearson) buys Author Solutions. Spain raises its ebook taxes in a major way: say hello to 21% VAT. All is NOT fair in Love and […]

Book Jobs, Not by the Book: Adam Witty

Elisabeth sits down to talk with Adam Witty, Founder and CEO of Advantage Media, one of  Inc’s “30 under 30″ best young entrepreneurs of 2011—and a man whose book career has definitely not been by the book.     Is it a bird? Is it a plane? … Is it a publisher? All I needed to know was that Adam Witty is in book business and was named one of Inc magazine’s “30 under 30” for 2011—and I was emailing his publicist within 5 minutes to set up an interview for […]