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What Brexit Means for the Publishing Industry

General Response Citizens of the world were shocked when the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union on Thursday, June 23rd . Many have likened the scenario to one of doomsday fiction. English novelist Robert Harris wrote on Twitter, “Feel as if I’m living in a bad dystopian political thriller.” However, despite people’s shock, British feelings of separatism from the EU are not new. According to the New York Times, Britain was initially reluctant to join with its neighbors in Europe when the European Economic Community was founded in 1957. After only two years of membership, […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 6/13-6/17

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. In the first change at Perseus since Hachette’s acquisition, Seal Press is now an imprint of Da Capo Press. UK bookstore Waterstones has announced that if Brexit goes through, then jobs will be cut. Texas-based retailer Hastings Entertainment filed for bankruptcy this week.  The decision for former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura’s defamation case against […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 5/23-5/27

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. Comixology launched a comics subscription service this week. Audiobooks had a huge boost in sales in 2015. Macmillan is considering leaving the iconic Flatiron Building. Author Sheldon P. Blau, MD is suing Simon & Schuster over what he believes are incorrect royalty statements. UK book retailer Waterstone’s […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/5-10/9

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. British bookstore chain Waterstones pulled Kindles from its stores due to low sales numbers. Belarusian non-fiction writer Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize for Literature this week. Barnes & Noble partnered with Samsung to release a new Nook tablet, called the Samsung Galaxy Tab E Nook 9.6″ Tablet. Global […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories of the Week, 12/2 –12/6

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. Our condolences to the family and friends of publishing legend, André Schiffrin, who passed away at the age of 78. Amazon reveals a new delivery system–using drones–which may be ready in the next 4-5 years. The Indies First initiative, where authors took on the roles […]

Trendsetters’ Book-Biz Essential Reading, Week of 5/21-5/25

Every week we recommend 5 links that the young book professional should read to feel more informed and connected. 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.   It’s been a hard-knock life for textbook publishers these past few years: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Kindle: coming to a store near you (if you are in the UK and the store is Waterstone’s). Fifty Shades times 200,000…equals 10 million [copies sold […]