Providing educational resources and opportunities for all individuals involved in book and book-related publishing.

Latest News

PPN Weekly Digest / March 13, 2015

News to Share? Do you have news regarding yourself or your company that you’d like to share with this community? Please submit it and we can include it in the PPN Quarterly newsletter! Want to Join? Signing up for an annual membership is easy and provides many great benefits. Learn more here. In the News “Many fans […]

Read more...

PPN Weekly Digest / February 27, 2015

News to Share? Do you have news regarding yourself or your company that you’d like to share with this community? Pleasesubmit it and we can include it in the PPN Quarterly newsletter! Want to Join? Signing up for an annual membership is easy and provides many great benefits. Learn more here. In the News “From […]

Read more...

PPN Weekly Digest / January 9, 2015

RIP Stéphane “Charb” Charbonnier, Bernard Maris, Georges Wolinski, Jean “Cabu” Cabut, Bernard “Tignous” Verlhac, Philippe Honoré, Elsa Cayat, Michel Renaud, Frederic Boisseau, Franck Brinsolaro, Moustapha Ourrad, and Ahmed Merabet.

“We begin where we are, where our hearts are. Let us take the time to bury the dead, to mourn, and to grieve. Let us mourn that we have created a world in which such violence seems to be everyday.”
-from Omid Safi, for Onbeing

Read more...

PPN Weekly Digest / December 19, 2014

“Doctorow posted an incredibly tight argument to explain ‘how writers lose when “piracy” gets harder’… he walks you from the reality of how writers are paid today through to the chilling effect of efforts to increase internet liability for anyone within throwing distance of online copyright infringement.”

-from Brian O’Leary for Magellan Media
Read more...

PPN Weekly Digest / December 12, 2014

“‘Tsundoku,’ the Japanese Word for the New Books That Pile Up on Our Shelves, Should Enter the English Language”
-from Open Culture

Read more...

PPN Weekly Digest / December 5, 2014

“‘When I saw the back cover, it said biggest baddest books for BOYS, and it made me very unhappy. Girls can like bugs too,’ Parker said.”

-from CBS SF Bay Area Milpitas (KPIX 5)

Read more...

PPN Weekly Digest / October 3, 2014

“Reading long, literary sentences sans links and distractions is actually a serious skill that you lose if you don’t use it. Before the Internet, the brain read in a linear fashion, taking advantage of sensory details to remember where key information was in the book by layout.”

-from Rachel Grate for Mic

Read more...

PPN Weekly Digest / September 26, 2014

“This innovation and convenience thing was starting to hurt a bit.”
–  from Sherisse Hawkins for Publishing Perspectives
Read more...

PPN Weekly Digest / September 19, 2014

“Lettering can be found in your living room, your garden, and scores of other unexpected places.”
from Huffington Post
Read more...

PPN Weekly Digest / September 12, 2014

“To celebrate Peter Capaldi’s arrival as The Doctor, Puffin is regenerating its series of Doctor Who novellas with a brand new look.”
-from Daniel Dalton for Buzzfeed

And more!

Read more...

PPN Weekly Digest / September 5, 2014

“What many readers don’t realize is that fact-checking has never been standard practice in the book-publishing world at all.”
-from Kate Newman for The Atlantic

Read more...

PPN Weekly Digest / August 29, 2014

“It’s not often that you hear about assassination attempts linked to book proposals.”
-from Hector Tobar for the Los Angeles Times

Read more...