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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/28-12/2

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. Julian Barnes, and some of his peers, have objected to American inclusion in the Man Booker Prize for Fiction. Penguin Random House announced that it will cover half the price of a PEN America membership for interested employees. Johanna Basford, adult coloring book doyenne, was appointed to the Order of […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/22-8/26

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. William Morris Endeavor acquired the LA-based boutique agency Rabineau Wachter Sanford & Gillett. A Spanish publisher won the rights to clone the mysterious, centuries-old Voynich Manuscript. Kenya’s 16% VAT on books is not going over well with the country’s publishers. Amazon and Kobo announced their respective ongoing […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/14-9/18

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 second case against Author Solutions was dismissed, ending their two-year long lawsuits. Apple wants to take its price-fixing case to the Supreme Court. The EU announced plans to propose an amendment of the new VAT regulations to create exemptions for small businesses, including some that sell ebooks. The Man […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/27-7/31

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. Amazon struck a huge deal with New York City’s Department of Education to make an ebook marketplace for textbooks. Literary magazine, PANK, announced that it is folding at the end of 2015. Several European countries are in an uproar over the Value Added Tax placed on ebooks. […]

A DRM Primer for a VAT World

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  * * * The ongoing and increasingly heated debate over the use of Digital Rights Management (DRM) in digital publishing has recently received more press attention because of the EU ruling to charge VAT (value-added tax) on ebooks. For those in need of a reminder, Digital Rights Management refers to the protections  that are in place on many copyrighted digital products like video games, smartphone apps and ebooks that make illegal downloading more difficult. In […]

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 […]