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Tyra Banks Book Deal & Lost Finale Theories: Top Publishing Stories of May 2010

lostposter23.jpgIn May 2010, theories about the finale of television’s most literary television show and Tyra Banks‘ book deal were among our most popular publishing headlines.

Instead of doing our traditional year-in-review post, we’ve decided to collect the ten most popular stories on GalleyCat each month–sharing the stories that mattered most to our readers. Looking back at these headlines, we can see the hopes, fears, and distractions that obsessed the publishing industry in 2010. Follow this link to see the rest of the year unfold.

1. Cigarette Dispensers Refurbished as Book Vending Machines
2. Lost Finale Theories–The Final Episode Recap
3. David Foster Wallace’s Undergraduate Thesis to Hit Shelves in 2011
4. Lit Agent, Julie Barer Tells Writers to “Keep Your Day Job”
5. Cory Doctorow: ‘It Is Impossible to Monetize Obscurity’
6. Tyra Banks Lands Book Deal for YA Series “Modelland”
7. Real Housewives of New York City Cast Member Jill Zarin Responds to Amazon Spat
8. Frank Frazetta, Fantasy Artist for Conan & Tarzan, Has Died
9. Lit Agent Laura Rennert Wants “Smart Boy Books”
10. Ingram CEO at BEA 2010: ‘Digital Versions Didn’t Cause Piracy’

YA Authors Combat Bullying & Book Publicists Unite: Top Stories of April 2010

twitterlogo2323.jpgStories about YA authors fighting school bullying and our Best Book Publicists on Twitter list topped our publishing headlines in April 2010.

Instead of doing our traditional year-in-review post, we’ve decided to collect the ten most popular stories on GalleyCat each month–sharing the stories that mattered most to our readers. Looking back at these headlines, we can see the hopes, fears, and distractions that obsessed the publishing industry in 2010. Follow this link to see the rest of the year unfold.

1. Ethicist Randy Cohen Angers Readers with Piracy Stance
2. J.K. Rowling Promises New Book “In the Not-Too-Distant Future”
3. Writers Making a Living Off of Kindle?
4. Norman Mailer’s Widow Advises Sandra Bullock and Elin Nordegren
5. Malcolm Gladwell, William P. Young, & Dan Brown Top “Most Highlighted Passages of All Time” List on Amazon Kindle
6. Best Book Publicity and Marketing Twitter Feeds
7. Amazon Includes Disclaimer on eBooks Priced by Agency Model
8. Amazon Kindle Users Test Drive the iPad
9. Vampire Lit Gets Its Scholarly Due
10. Following Phoebe Prince Suicide YA Authors Unite to Combat Bullying

Reading Rainbow & Book Editors: Top 10 Publishing Stories of March 2010

burton23.pngIn our most popular publishing story of March 2010, LeVar Burton (pictured, via) hinted to his Twitter followers that Reading Rainbow could return.

Instead of doing our traditional year-in-review post, we’ve decided to collect the ten most popular stories on GalleyCat each month–sharing the stories that mattered most to our readers. Looking back at these headlines, we can see the hopes, fears, and distractions that obsessed the publishing industry in 2010. Follow this link to see the rest of the year unfold.

1. Reading Rainbow Could Return, Host Hints on Twitter
2. How to Design a Book Cover: 6 Hours of Work in 2 Minute Video
3. Best Book Editors on Twitter
4. How to Choose a Font for Your Book
5. Michael Lewis Faces Amazon Kindle Critics
6. Reviewing Day Job Salaries of Famous Authors
7. Literary Agent, Michael Bourret
8. Amazon’s Direct Attack Against Bookstores?
9. Young Author Cuts Six Figure Deal for YA Trilogy
10. HarperStudio Ponders Future After Bob Miller

Macmillan vs. Amazon: Top Stories from February

In our top story of February 2010, Macmillan took the eBook price fight public with a full page ad in The New York Times that read: “Available at booksellers everywhere except Amazon.” Click the image to enlarge.

Instead of doing our traditional year-in-review post, we’ve decided to collect the ten most popular stories on GalleyCat each month–sharing the stories that mattered most to our readers. Looking back at these headlines, we can see the hopes, fears, and distractions that obsessed the publishing industry in 2010.

1. Macmillan NYT Ad: “Available at booksellers everywhere except Amazon”
2. Hachette Book Group to Transition to Agency Model
3. Bud Light Super Bowl Ad Offends Book Clubs, Literary Bloggers, and Readers
4. Best Book Reviewers on Twitter
5. Rachel Maddow Book Delayed
6. Books in a Cigarette Pack
7. Tina Brown’s Unorthodox eBook-First Strategy
8. How to Find an Agent for Your Nonfiction Book
9. The Novels of Amy Bishop, University of Alabama Shooting Suspect
10. Please, Fire Me!

January 2010: Top 10 Publishing Stories

Publishing predictions, hipsters and GalleyCat Reviews dominated our headlines in January 2010.

Instead of doing a traditional year-in-review post, we’ve decided to link to the ten most popular stories on GalleyCat each month–sharing the stories that mattered most to our readers. Looking back at these headlines, we can see the hopes, fears, and distractions that obsessed the publishing industry in 2010.

1. Richard Curtis: Book Publishing 10 Years in the Future
2. Book Deal for “Stuff Hipsters Hate”
3. Introducing GalleyCat Reviews
4. Smashwords: Book Publishing 10 Years in the Future
5. Zombies at the Writers’ Workshop
6. Sam’s Club Launches Book Club
7. My Parents Were Awesome Blogger Scores Book Deal
8. Novelist Don Belton Murdered
9. Richard Nash on the End of Publishing As We Know It
10. Random House Responds to iPad

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