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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 3/13-3/17

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. The Trump administration’s proposed budget cuts include eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts  and the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Wattpad and Hachette are teaming up to create audiobooks together.  Amazon is facing a class action lawsuit regarding disappearing audiobook credits.  The One Book, […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/10-10/14

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. Bob Dylan adds a new honor to his mantelpiece: the Nobel Prize for Literature. NetGalley bought Bookish.com for an undisclosed price. The Authors Guild is opening up membership to new and unpublished writers. Wattpad and Gallery Books are teaming up on a contemporary fairy tale anthology, […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/15-8/19

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. Barnes & Noble fired their CEO, Ronald Boire. HarperCollins unveiled a new design for their website this week. For the first half of 2016, bookstore sales are up over 6%. Wattpad is rolling out ads that will allow their writers to earn money through their posts. Pamela […]

Reading Together, Online: A BEA Panel Recap

One of my favorite panels at Book Expo America this year was Word of Mouth Gone Digital: Digital Communities of Readers. The moderator was Literary Agent Ginger Clark from Curtis Brown, Ltd, and the panelists were Ashleigh Gardner, Head of Content at Wattpad, Rachel Fershleiser, Literary Outreach Coordinator at Tumblr, Emily Hughes, Editor of Suvudu, and Heather Waters, Editor in Chief and founder of Heroes and Heartbreakers. The success of these sites tells one story that publishers and writers alike should heed: readers just want to find and connect with […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/29-1/2

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. Kindle Unlimited authors are upset with Amazon for selling their books at low prices, affecting royalties. The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture sold out in stores after Melville House’s  quick transformation of the report into a book. Wattpad users can now design their own book covers in its new Covers app. Amazon […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/1-12/5

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. Nook and Microsoft will split after a revision of their original deal. Google Books is back in court to determine whether or not their book scanning project is under fair use laws. Wattpad announced it will be adding a paywall to access some of the content on their […]

Event Recap: Happy Birthday, Margaret Atwood at 92Y

“Fewer than ten, but more than six,” is how many 75th birthday party events Margaret Atwood has had in the last few months.  The event at 92Y was one of the last and featured speeches from The Night Circus author Erin Morgenstern, author and Terrible Minds blogger Chuck Wendig, Magicians Trilogy author Lev Grossman, and surprise guest The Ocean at the End of the Lane author Neil Gaiman. Margaret Atwood, whose birthday is actually November 18th, is one of the literary staples of the publishing world and will probably remain […]

Fanfiction and Fandoms: A Primer, A History

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  * * * The Magicians Trilogy author Lev Grossman in his 2011 Time article summarized the mentality surrounding fanfiction in mainstream culture as “what literature might look like if it were reinvented from scratch after a nuclear apocalypse by a band of brilliant pop-culture junkies trapped in a sealed bunker.” Now don’t get Grossman wrong—he is pro-fanfiction, but he also acknowledges that to outsiders, it’s an odd world of what some might call extremists. Despite […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/7-7/11

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. HarperCollins is now selling print and ebooks directly through their own website. Simon & Schuster’s Gallery Books Division is joining up with romance publisher Omnific to co-publish some titles while Simon & Schuster takes over all distribution. Amazon made an offer to Hachette authors that […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 4/21-4/25

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 next edition of the Oxford English Dictionary is slated for publication in 2034, and due to its mammoth size, it will likely be online only. This week, World Book Night kicked off with its programming centered on spreading the love of reading. The League of […]