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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/29-2/2

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 National Book Foundation added a prize for translation to its annual awards. The University Press of Kentucky has been targeted by the governor’s budget.  New imprints are coming from Scholastic and Kwame Alexander. George R.R. Martin is funding a scholarship for fantasy writers. Robert […]

Keeping It On Campus: University Presses in America

There’s life in publishing outside the Big Five – in fact, university presses have been leading the bookish charge for centuries. Unclear on what kind of work these presses do? Interested in getting involved? We’ve put together an overview to get you up to speed. A Brief History In Colonial and Early America, colleges retained their own printers in order to produce catalogs, scholarly publications, and ceremonial materials. The moniker “University Press” was first used at Harvard in 1802, but the university press as we now know it – a […]