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Tag Archives: Simon & Schuster

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/20-2/24

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. Simon & Schuster dropped Milo Yiannopoulos’s book deal; will anyone pick it up? The PEN America 2017 Literary Award Winners have been announced. Textbook publishers have new competition in Canadian startup Top Hat. Family Christian Stores is completely shutting down, and much remains unclear. During March, the Women’s […]

Poetry, Prose, and Politics: Trendsetter at AWP 2017

No matter where it was held, the fiftieth annual AWP Conference & Bookfair was bound to be memorable: all golden anniversaries are. However, this year’s festivities happened to take place in Washington, DC, a mere three weeks after Inauguration Day. Conference dates and locations are chosen years in advance, but it felt right to be there – and truly, politics and protest were at the heart of the event. The conference was held at both the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and Marriott Marquis, only about a mile from the […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/23-1/27

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. Roxane Gay pulled her forthcoming book in protest of Milo Yiannopoulos‘s deal with Simon & Schuster. The New York Times will no longer give comics their own bestseller list, and explained why. Sales of 1984 are up after Kellyanne Conway used the phrase “alternative facts” on television. Amazon expanded […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/26-12/30

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. All Romance eBooks and OmniLit are shutting down on December 31. Milo Yiannopoulos, notorious for his ties to the alt-right, struck a $250k book deal with Simon & Schuster, causing some backlash online. The publishing climate in Hong Kong is characterized by fear. Black comics creators are […]

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

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. American book publishers emphasize the power of books after the election.  PEN America composed a response to Trump’s election win.  Independent Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) approved a plan to merge with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) this week. Third quarter profit results came in for […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 5/23-5/27

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. Comixology launched a comics subscription service this week. Audiobooks had a huge boost in sales in 2015. Macmillan is considering leaving the iconic Flatiron Building. Author Sheldon P. Blau, MD is suing Simon & Schuster over what he believes are incorrect royalty statements. UK book retailer Waterstone’s […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/22-2/26

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. The theme for this year’s Banned Books Week will be diversity. Simon & Schuster announced they’re starting an imprint for children’s books with a Muslim theme. Hachette is suing former Sony Music executive, Tony Mattola, for not returning the advance for a book he ultimately […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/8-2/12

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. The former publisher of Guernica magazine, Lisa Lucas, will become the new executive director of the National Book Foundation. Elena Ferrante’s bestselling Neapolitan novels will become a TV series. Simon & Schuster announced a new YA dedicated website, Riveted. A group of authors are taking […]

Where Are They Now? Checking in on Elisabeth Watson

Last week, we took a peek at what Kimberly Lew‘s life is like after Publishing Trendsetter. This week we check in on the woman who started it all, Elisabeth Watson. Publishing Trendsetter was Elisabeth’s idea that came to fruition in May 2011, and she has since then taken other, exciting paths in publishing. Read on to find out what’s new with Elisabeth and what she’s learned on her publishing journey thus far. Describe your current job: I’m currently a book scout, working for a mid-size literary scouting firm. I just started this […]

Vertical Horizons: Online Courses

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  * * * In 2013, Magnolia Media Network (formerly Future of Ink) listed online courses among its top ten digital publishing trends. That same year, the Independent Book Publishers Association mentioned Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in its Independent magazine as a rapidly growing industry. The article went on to suggest that publishers embracing online education were likely to see less disruption in their textbook sales. And then again in 2014, Digital Book World’s Ten Bold Predictions […]