Issue 9: Bloomsbury partners with Spotify, HarperFiction releases first podcast

It’s getting hot in here. You’re reading Issue 9 of Book The Trend — an industry newsletter on the future of publishing — released on May 8th, 2018.

Each week, Book The Trend gives you a run-down of the most important innovations and advancements in the world of publishing. Let’s jive!

Quote of the week

Secrets don’t help science.

TNW journalist Tristan Greene on the controversy over Nature science journal’s closed access machine-learning publication

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Issue 8: Amazon’s new Book Box for kids, Fragmented reading takes China by storm

Workers unite! You’re reading Issue 8 of Book The Trend — an industry newsletter on the future of publishing — released on May 1st, 2018

Note: there was no Book The Trend last week as I was fighting crime on a fishing boat in the middle of the Atlantic. 

Quote of the week

Most people are delighted when a bookshop opens in their locality and make a special effort to support it. 

Dawn Behan on her bookshop in Kilcullen, Co. Kildare, that has just become Read More »

Issue 7: You can now talk to books, A surprisingly prescient Pultizer

Sit down! Be humble! You’re reading Issue 7 of Book The Trend — an industry newsletter on the future of publishing — released on April 18th, 2018

Every single person I worked with in the process of writing my book was white, which definitely added extra complexities and labour to publishing a book on race.

Ijeoma Oluo, writer, in an interview with Buzzfeed on gender and race in publishing.

Talk to books
The ultimate headlining innovation in the world this week is Google’s brand new “Talk to books” search tool. Read More »

Issue 6: London Book Fair has kicked off, Scribd bags a new COO

Happy London Book Fair everyone! You’re reading Issue 6 of Book The Trend — an industry newsletter on the future of publishing — released on April 10th, 2018. 

“It’s very much a creature of the times”

Peter Jackson’s attorney on Amazon’s $1billion 5-season TV adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.

From Edinburgh to the boroughs of New York (and beyond!)
Indie publisher Canongate are trying their luck in the US of A. Read More »

Issue 5: Chronicle Books in hot water, Barnes & Noble have an app

Jiminy Cricket! You’re reading Issue 5 of Book The Trend — an industry newsletter on the future of publishing — released on April 3rd, 2018

You’re going to boycott the gay bunny? I don’t think we can do that. But we can have a constructive conversation about how we can do this better the next time.

— Laura Cummings, owner of White Birch Books and president of the New England Independent Booksellers Association, weighing in Read More »

Issue 3: The importance of Marlon Bundo, Alison Weir’s book club

Hold onto your (unseasonable but necessary) snow boots! You’re reading Issue 3 of Book The Trend — an industry newsletter on the future of publishing — released on March 20th, 2018

Roll it there, Collette! We’ll start with the quote of the week:

White men love to declare an end to things when they no longer succeed in that arena. The novel is fine.
 — Roxane Gay’s response to Will Self’s claim in an interview with Alex Clarkthat “the novel is absolutely doomed.”

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