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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/13-8/17

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. Author V.S. Naipaul and publisher John Calder died this week. A foraging-themed cookbook has been recalled for recommending toxic ingredients. Hannah Gadsby‘s book Ten Steps to Nanette publishes next year. In acquisition news, Insight Editions has purchased Weldon Owen and Hachette will buy Worthy Publishing. After […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/18-12/22

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. Writer Patrice Nganang has been detained in Cameroon for publishing an article critical of the government. The author of the viral hit “Cat Person” got a seven-figure book deal.  Amid a feud with Cornel West, Ta-Nehisi Coates deleted his Twitter account.  A Washington Post article about Jane […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 4/17-4/21

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. Bill O’Reilly is out at Fox News, but Henry Holt is standing by him. Audible will no longer allow its users to gift credits. Canute hopes to bring a multiple-line Braille ereader to market.  All this week, Penguin Random House is running #ProjectReadathon in the […]

Keeping the Faith: Publisher Agnostic Content

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  * * * Be it tweets, blog posts, or marketing materials, content produced by book publishers is traditionally about the books they publish. But that’s not always the case. Some publishers are hosting blogs with “publisher agnostic” content, meaning the site will feature books and authors they don’t publish. In fact, some of these websites all but obscure the fact that they’re hosted by a major publisher, which raises a question: why? Why promote books […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/29-3/4

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. Perseus Books Group has reached agreements to sell its publishing line to Hachette Book Group and its distribution line to Ingram Content Group. We Need Diverse Books and Scholastic extended their partnership for diversity-specific flyers for the Scholastic Reading Club for the 2016-2017 school year after positive responses […]

Book Jobs Not by the Book: Swapna Krishna, Managing Editor of Panels.net

Swapna Krishna is the Managing Editor of Panels.net and a Contributing Editor at Book Riot. She lives in Washington, DC. What was your first exposure to the book business and what were the most important things you gained from it? I started my book blog (now almost defunct, but not quite dead!) in 2008, when publishers were scrambling to get coverage for books. The book review sections in print newspapers were closing, and publishers were starting to take notice of the growing influence of book bloggers. Basically, it’s a right […]

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 […]

The Beginner’s Guide to Publishers Beyond the Big 5: Adult Fiction Publishers You Might Not Know

Often in publishing, those who are new to the industry are only familiar with the Big 5 publishing houses. It’s important to get to know the medium- and smaller-sized houses as well, especially if you’re looking for your first job in the industry. The Beginner’s Guide to Publishers Beyond the Big 5 is a list of a few adult fiction publishers that might be less familiar to you. The publisher/owner is either the parent company or parent publishing house. The imprints listed are only the fiction imprints within that parent company.  The […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 3/16-3/20

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. Ratuken, the Japanese parent company of Kobo, bought Overdrive for $140 million this week. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers will publish LEGO branded books and graphic novels. Several EU countries have asked the European Commission to reverse their decision regarding higher value-added tax on […]

Event Recap: Books are Sacred, Lawn Mowers Aren’t

Last night, the NYU Center for Publishing gathered some publishing heavyweights to discuss how their books became bestsellers in today’s publishing industry during their NYU Media Talk event.  Authors R.L. Stine, Elin Hilderbrand, and Malcolm Gladwell talked about book success in a digital age with TIME Book Critic Lev Grossman as moderator. In today’s world of big business and the ongoing ebook pricing battle after the famous Amazon-Hachette disagreement, Gladwell feels that books and other cultural products need to be treated as sacred.  “Should books be carved out from other […]