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A web-exclusive branch of Publishing Trends, (www.publishingtrends.com), Publishing TrendSetter aims to get book-business beginners thinking about the future of the industry and their place in it. Featuring analysis, news, interviews and more from bloggers across publishing and other book industries, Publishing TrendSetter believes in a dynamic future for the Business of Books.

The 2020 Pulitzer Prize winners, a future for this year's BookExpo after all, and more in this week's top publishing new...
05/08/2020
Top 5 Publishing News Stories 5/4-5/8 - Publishing Trendsetter

The 2020 Pulitzer Prize winners, a future for this year's BookExpo after all, and more in this week's top publishing news:

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 5/4-5/8 including Books-A-Million reopening, McGraw-Hill and Cengage dropping their merger, and more.

New Jersey Barnes & Noble warehouse workers protest unsafe conditions, Alaskan businesses work to make banned books acce...
05/01/2020
Top 5 Publishing News Stories 4/27-5/1 - Publishing Trendsetter

New Jersey Barnes & Noble warehouse workers protest unsafe conditions, Alaskan businesses work to make banned books accessible to students, and more in this week's top publishing news:

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 4/27-5/1 including Joy Harjo's second term as Poet Laureate, left-wing publishers banding together, and more.

04/24/2020

Michelle Obama joins virtual storytime, Amazon makes a surprising donation, and more in this week's top publishing news:

After being dropped by major publishers, Reedpop has decided to cancel BookCon, Unbound and BookExpo 2020. See links for...
04/15/2020
BookExpo, BookCon 2020 Events Canceled

After being dropped by major publishers, Reedpop has decided to cancel BookCon, Unbound and BookExpo 2020. See links for more details. https://publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/bea/article/83040-bookexpo-bookcon-2020-events-canceled.html…

https://bookexpoamerica.com/A-Statement-from-BookExpo/…

For details about other events, visit our calendar on our parent site: http://publishingtrends.com/calendar/

After initially postponing this year's BookExpo and BookCon from their original May 27-31 dates to July 22-26, Reedpop has canceled both events.

Diamond Comic Distributors withholds vendor payments, the Bologna Book Fair pivots to digital, and more in this week's t...
04/03/2020
Top 5 Publishing News Stories 3/30-4/3 - Publishing Trendsetter

Diamond Comic Distributors withholds vendor payments, the Bologna Book Fair pivots to digital, and more in this week's top publishing news:

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 3/30-4/3 including a virtual Bologna Book Fair, withheld payments at Diamond Comic Distributors, and more.

Publishers, booksellers, and other industry professionals cope with coronavirus. Find out how in this week's top news: h...
03/20/2020
Top 5 Publishing News Stories 3/16-3/20 - Publishing Trendsetter

Publishers, booksellers, and other industry professionals cope with coronavirus. Find out how in this week's top news: http://publishingtrendsetter.com/bookbiznow/top-5-publishing-news-stories-316320-2/

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.

While our website experiences technical difficulties, we'll be posting 5 Links directly to social media to keep you info...
03/13/2020
Women racked up the prizes from the American Academy of Arts and Letters this year.

While our website experiences technical difficulties, we'll be posting 5 Links directly to social media to keep you informed. Wash your hands and tackle that TBR pile!

Here's this week's top news.

1. Hachette's French affiliate will go ahead with Woody Allen's memoir: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/woody-allens-french-publisher-vows-to-push-through-with-memoirs-release/2020/03/10/1528812a-6273-11ea-8a8e-5c5336b32760_story.html

2. Bookstores in Beijing are working on food-and-book delivery services: https://www.abacusnews.com/tech/bookstores-hit-hard-coronavirus-can-now-deliver-books-using-food-delivery-app/article/3073924

3. The effects of the coronavirus are beginning to hit publishing hard: https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/bookselling/article/82667-coronavirus-impact-begins-to-spread.html

4. Women cleaned up at the Academy of Arts and Letters: https://lithub.com/women-racked-up-the-prizes-from-the-american-academy-of-arts-and-letters-this-year/

5. A number of book festivals and fairs have been canceled, with cancellations expected to continue: https://www.nytimes.com/article/cancelled-events-coronavirus.html

Yesterday, the American Academy of Arts and Letters announced that the winner of the $100,000 Christopher Lightfoot Walker Award is poet and essayist Leslie Marmon Silko, best known for her writing…

Due to rising concerns over the #CoronavirusOutbreak, London Book Fair, Leipzig Book Fair, and Salon du Livre Paris have...
03/04/2020
London book fair cancelled over coronavirus fears, amid growing anger

Due to rising concerns over the #CoronavirusOutbreak, London Book Fair, Leipzig Book Fair, and Salon du Livre Paris have been cancelled. Read more about it here:

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/mar/04/london-book-fair-cancelled-over-coronavirus-fears-amid-growing-anger

Check out our parent site for events still happening this month:

http://www.publishingtrends.com/calendar

Around 25,000 publishers, authors and agents were due to attend the fair next week, where deals for biggest books are struck

Proposed federal budget cuts for the NEH and NEA (again), the resignation of the entire RWA board, and more in this week...
02/14/2020
Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/10-2/14 - Publishing Trendsetter

Proposed federal budget cuts for the NEH and NEA (again), the resignation of the entire RWA board, and more in this week's top publishing news:

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/10-2/14 including an entirely new RWA board, drastic arts funding cuts in the federal budget, and more.

Barnes & Noble pulls its Diverse Editions campaign, Hachette makes a big move into the children's market, and more in th...
02/07/2020
Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/3-2/7 - Publishing Trendsetter

Barnes & Noble pulls its Diverse Editions campaign, Hachette makes a big move into the children's market, and more in this week's top publishing news:

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/3-2/7 including Hachette's purchase of 1,000 Disney titles, backlash at Barnes & Noble, and more.

The 2020 Edgar Award nominees, the fate of a few New York bookstores, and more in this week's top publishing news:
01/24/2020
Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/20-1/24 - Publishing Trendsetter

The 2020 Edgar Award nominees, the fate of a few New York bookstores, and more in this week's top publishing news:

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/20-1/24 including PRH's departure from several unlimited reading services, trouble at Dreamspinner Press, and more.

https://lithub.com/how-a-book-cover-gets-made-nicole-caputo-on-belletrists-studio-sessions/Belletrist – originally a big...
01/22/2020
How a Book Cover Gets Made: Nicole Caputo on Belletrist’s Studio Sessions

https://lithub.com/how-a-book-cover-gets-made-nicole-caputo-on-belletrists-studio-sessions/

Belletrist – originally a big-name Bookstagram account – gives us a behind the scene look of how Catapult and Counterpoint Creative Director Nicole Caputo designs stunning book covers for the digital age. She talks about how social media impacts her design-making process, as well as offers personal insights into what she believes what a good book cover does.

"If that manuscript is in the hands of a designer who is good at what they do – who knows how to market a book, knows how to position a book truthfully – then you could judge a book by its cover." – Nicole Caputo

The folks behind Belletrist—which is so much more than a beloved Bookstagram account—are debuting a short video documentary series, Studio Sessions, in which they take a behind-the-scenes look at t…

A settlement for the Audible Captions lawsuit, a new National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, and more in this...
01/17/2020
Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/13-1/17 - Publishing Trendsetter

A settlement for the Audible Captions lawsuit, a new National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, and more in this week's publishing news:

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/13-1/17 including the 2020 National Book Critics Circle finalists, a settlement in the Audible Captions case, and more.

Uproar at the Romance Writers of America, authors fighting the Australian fires, and more in this week's top publishing ...
01/10/2020
Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/6-1/10 - Publishing Trendsetter

Uproar at the Romance Writers of America, authors fighting the Australian fires, and more in this week's top publishing news:

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/6-1/10 including big changes at the RWA, the post-split future of United Methodist Publishing, and more.

The 2019 word of the year, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay on the small screen, and more in this week's top ...
12/13/2019
Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/9-12/13 - Publishing Trendsetter

The 2019 word of the year, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay on the small screen, and more in this week's top publishing news:

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/9-12/13 including the Merriam-Webster word of the year, another publisher for the impeachment report, and more.

The 2019 National Book Awards winners, the future of YA/sci-fi freelancers at the Barnes & Noble blogs, and more in this...
11/22/2019
Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/18-11/22 - Publishing Trendsetter

The 2019 National Book Awards winners, the future of YA/sci-fi freelancers at the Barnes & Noble blogs, and more in this week's top publishing news:

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/18-11/22 including the 2019 National Book Awards, the bookish future of the 1619 Project, and more.

Edward Snowden fights censorship in China, the newly relocated Drama Book Shop gets ready for showtime, and more in this...
11/15/2019
Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/11-11/15 - Publishing Trendsetter

Edward Snowden fights censorship in China, the newly relocated Drama Book Shop gets ready for showtime, and more in this week's top publishing news:

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/11-11/15 including the return of the Drama Book Shop, a new award at Barnes & Noble, and more.

John Sargent's open letter (and the ALA's response), the future of Little Free Library, and more in this week's top publ...
11/01/2019
Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/21-10/25 - Publishing Trendsetter

John Sargent's open letter (and the ALA's response), the future of Little Free Library, and more in this week's top publishing news:

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/21-10/25 including bookseller relief during the California fires, library returns in Chicago, and more.

This year's Kirkus Prize winners, the White House tell-all to (allegedly) end tell-alls, and more in this week's top pub...
10/25/2019
Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/21-10/25 - Publishing Trendsetter

This year's Kirkus Prize winners, the White House tell-all to (allegedly) end tell-alls, and more in this week's top publishing news:

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/21-10/25 including the newest White House tell-all, Naomi Wolf's continuing book woes, and more.

The Booker Prize goes halfsies, Catch and Kill hits some roadblocks in Australia, and more in this week's top publishing...
10/18/2019
Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/14-10/18 - Publishing Trendsetter

The Booker Prize goes halfsies, Catch and Kill hits some roadblocks in Australia, and more in this week's top publishing news:

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/14-10/18 including a surprise at the Booker Ceremony, a Macmillan ebook boycott in Washington State, and more.

The end of another Amazon promotional program, lawsuits over Ronan Farrow's new book, and more in this week's top publis...
10/04/2019
Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/30-10/4 - Publishing Trendsetter

The end of another Amazon promotional program, lawsuits over Ronan Farrow's new book, and more in this week's top publishing news:

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/30-10/4 including the 2019 University Press Week theme, Ina Garten's newest chapter, and more.

Leadership turmoil at AWP, newly-announced honorees for the National Book Awards, and more in this week's top publishing...
09/13/2019
Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/9-9/13 - Publishing Trendsetter

Leadership turmoil at AWP, newly-announced honorees for the National Book Awards, and more in this week's top publishing news:

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/9-9/13 including two National Book Award honorees, executive turmoil at AWP, and more.

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