Even while the recession rocked the country in 2009, GalleyCat covered many encouraging and innovative developments in the publishing industry. In a a podcast interview with Beyond the Book, this GalleyCat editor compiled a temporary list of the best moments in publishing in 2009–a counterpoint to the Worst Moments in Publishing list.
These lists are always subjective (and some people won’t be happy with the choices), so we’d love to create a more comprehensive round-up before the new year. To that end, we are looking for more suggestions for the final year-end round up of publishing news. What do you think were the brightest moments for publishing this year?
4. Smartphone book readership increases dramatically.