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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/17-10/21

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. Pearson shares fell 10% following a lackluster sales report. Spanish police arrested their first-ever ebook pirate. The bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping Co. has left many books stranded at sea. Baker & Taylor Global Publishers Services announced their first four clients. Following InterVarsity Christian Fellowship‘s announcement that […]

Amazon and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year Abroad

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  * * * A recent article in The Telegraph calls 2015 “the year Amazon delivered on its founder’s vision.” The reporter James Titcomb explains that in 2015 Amazon grew to double its share price, finally became profitable, and is now “almost untouchable as an online retailer” due to its streamlined delivery  service. While it’s been a good year in many respects, the company has also had its share of troubles – facing government investigations, employee […]

For What It’s Worth: Fixed Book Price in Foreign Book Markets

Earlier this year, France made publishing news headlines when its court ruled ebook subscription services like Kindle Unlimited illegal. The law cited was the Lang Law, which gives publishers the exclusive right to set the price of a book. Retailers are not allowed to discount more than 5 percent from this set price. You may be thinking, A measly 5 percent? Here in the United States, we’re used to seeing 50 percent or more slashed off our books. Price fixing in general is regarded as suspect and is, in fact, […]

Lifecycle of a Book in Translation: Foreign Publisher

Just because a translator’s work is done, it doesn’t mean a book is ready to go straight into print. Joana Costa Knufinke is an editor at Cruïlla in Barcelona, Spain for middle grade and YA books in the Catalan language. In this video, Joana gives an inside look at the challenges foreign publishers face in finding the right books, selecting a cover image that will resonate with foreign readers, and everything in between. This concludes our Lifecycle of a Book in Translation video series, and we appreciate having you along for […]

Lifecycle of a Book in Translation: Foreign Rights Agent

As work on a book wraps up domestically, Foreign Rights Agents’ work is just beginning. Roberto Dominguez of ACER Literaria, based out of Madrid, Spain knows and works in Portuguese and Spanish speaking territories. He explains the intricate process of getting books and manuscripts in front of the right Editors in the right markets, and what happens after a book is purchased.

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 […]

Profiles in Publishing: Ángela Ruiz Robles

Name: Ángela Ruiz Robles Birthdate/Place:  1895, Vallamanín, León, Innovator Associated With: World’s first “E”-Reader Claim to Fame: A teacher and a mother of three, Robles was teaching typing, shorthand and when she invented the “Mechanical Encyclopedia” in 1949, an analog precursor to current E-readers. She hoped to lighten the weight of books that schoolchildren had to carry to school everyday and make reading more accessible for everyone. However, due to Spain’s stagnant economy at the time, her innovation was not prioritized and never received the right funding to reach the market. Many historians still credit […]

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 […]