Publishing in a Box: September 7th-13th

Posted August 14, 2016 by Stephanie in General / 1 Comment

Publishing in a Box: information to make you think, stuff to make you hyperventilate, news to keep you informed. Here you can expect to find stories from independent book bloggers as well as information on general happenings within the book world.



Half Price Books is suing Cartridge World for $1 million in damages after they discovered that Catridge World was reselling them product they’d already bought.


Penguin Teen has given us a quiz to let us find out if we’d be a successful villain. They told me to “go forth and spread my internal fire.” Apparently my future career paths could be: “Lord of the Underworld, oppressive dictator, and the friend who screenshots your ugliest Snapchats and keeps them as blackmail.” I’m not sure about the first two but maybe the third on some level – not any serious blackmail, probably just teasing about it later.

Take the Quiz

Penguin Random House headquarters will be in one building in 2019. This isn’t a big deal for us, but it will save them $20 million annually.


Bonnier Publishing (based in Sweden) will be opening a U.S. division known as Bonnier Publishing USA.



Blogging Like a Boss

This week a PR firm by the name of Rock Star PR & Literary Consultants sent out an email that included a list of (from what I’ve gathered) about 288 bloggers and their personal information (i.e. phone numbers, addresses). They apparently sent an email apologizing for the error, but bloggers beware.

Read The Irish Banana’s Take on It

Cait @ Paperfury revealed some of the most ridiculous things that have happened to her since she has started blogging.

Read the List

The Harry Potter movies were great adaptations but there are a few things I think a lot of us wish they had done or had been able to do. (And some things were changed so unnecessarily!) Jessi @ Novel Heartbeat made a list of a few of those things…

Read Jessi’s Harry Potter Movie Frustrations

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff is out and Jessi @ Novel Heartbeat created a tutorial on how to make a mask inspired by the novel.

Mask Tutorial


Morgan Rhodes is writing a prequel story for Magnus from Falling Kingdoms titled Crimson Dagger. Part 1 was revealed on Bustle last week. Part II will be available at PenguinTeen on Monday.

Read Part One

Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings will be traditionally published in hardcover next year by Harlequin Teen.

Rights Report

Elsie Chapman and Ellen Oh will be editing a YA anthology retelling East and South Asian mythology, folklore, and fairy tales to be published by Greenwillow.


Kristen Ciccarelli sold a YA fantasy series to HarperCollins about a dragon slayer facing an arranged marriage. Bring on the dragons. The first novel, Askari, will be published in the fall of 2017.


Renee Ahdieh will be publishing a new dulogy coined as a mash up of Mulan (Disney) and 47 Ronin. The first novel will be titled Flame in the Mist. I’ve heard great things about The Wrath and the Dawn and this new series sounds like it’s going to be pretty cool.

Read the Press Release

Maggie Stiefvater spilled the beans on her newest project…

Mindy McGinnis is now a full time writer! Big congratulations to her! She is a fantastic writer and I have loved watching her career grow from the outside as she has announced book deal after book deal.


Movies/TV Shows

I can’t get over the Star Wars: Rogue One trailer. I can’t get over the music. It is completely epic. I can’t wait to see this movie. I have high hopes. I couldn’t keep a smile off my face as I watched the trailer.

What news did I miss? What are you most excited about that was revealed this week?

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One response to “Publishing in a Box: September 7th-13th

  1. The Rockstar PR thing really freaks me out, even though I wasn’t involved. I give my address to very few publishers just because I don’t request many ARCs, but when I do, I fully expect it to be used by the publishing house only. I do not expect individual employees to download that kind of information and take it with them for their personal use or their own business use. I’m pretty sure this company has just ensured many bloggers will not be working with them. And while I understand the need to make notes about bloggers for company use (You do want to know if someone always flakes out reviewing the books you send them), having those in the email as well just made things worse. Like, you just shared someone’s personal information AND noted you didn’t trust them or thought they were a negative blogger? Nice.

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