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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 4/18-4/22

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. Follett booksellers bought Baker & Taylor, which provides books and many other things to public libraries nationwide. The 2016 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced on Monday. Google won the long-running case filed against them claiming copyright infringement over their book scanning program. Amazon won a $30 […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 6/15-6/19

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. The Authors Guild released a statement that its Fair Contract Initiative will take on royalty rates and new contract limits, among other things. Amazon and Penguin Random House reached a long-term agreement. Melville House sent copies of the Torture Report to the presidential candidates, with the […]

Our Ebooks, Ourselves: What’s Happening with Our Ereader Data?

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  * * * In October of last year, news broke on The Digital Reader that Adobe Digital Editions was taking a significant amount of user data and sending it back to their servers. Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) is a program that allows readers to put ebooks onto their reading devices from retailers and libraries alike. The program’s terms and conditions don’t mention anything about the extra data logging, and there was some outrage. Users were […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 5/19-5/23

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. Oyster and Scribd both strike deals with Simon & Schuster. Publishers might be able to learn a thing or two as The New York Times reevaluates its digital strategy. Smashwords partners with Overdrive to put more of its titles in libraries. Publishers Weekly is launching, BookLife, a […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/16-12/20

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 long-awaited option of gifting has been added to Apple’s iBookstore. Despite Stieg Larsson’s death, a fourth book in Larsson’s Millennium trilogy series by author David Lagercrantz will publish in 2015. Entitle, another ebook subscription service, was announced this week and will face competitors like Oyster and Kindle Lending Library. […]