Industry News: Key Sites and Newsletters to Follow

I’ve had some folks ask what my favorite newsletters and websites are, so here we go! This is only a partial list of many, but these are all great places to learn more about all things book publishing.


Writer’s Digest: A go-to site for any writing, editing, or publishing question.

Book Business: Topical book news with a very helpful “Insight” newsletter.

Publishers Weekly: I recommend subscribing to their free newsletters. They contain tons of publishing details, from recent deals to big events and even job postings in the field. 

Publishers Marketplace: This is a membership-based site for publishing professionals that is a great place to learn about folks and deals in the industry.

Independent Publisher: I may be a bit biased since I’m a contributing editor here, but IP Magazine is a great digital magazine with news and articles on all things indie publishing.

Huffington Post Book News: A nice roundup of recent publishing news.

Goodreads: Obviously.


Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators: Another membership site, but with incredible perks such as newsletters, magazines, and great children’s resources.

Epic Reads: This site is an extension of HarperCollins that showcases upcoming books, new trends, and fun events.

Book Riot: I especially love getting Kelly Jensen’s “What’s Up in YA?” newsletter.

Go Teen Writers: An awesome place for young and growing writers!

YA Highway: Great online community for YA lovers.

YA Book Central (YABC): Another awesome place to see and post reviews, learn about upcoming books, and more.


Guide to Literary Agents: Chuck Sambuchino is the agent guru. Stay turned for news on agents, deals, and more.

Manuscript Wish List: One of the best ways to connect with agents and editors!

Query Shark: Want to see what makes for a good query? Look no further.


Here are some great locations to see what’s selling and what’s coming up across multiple genres.

New York Times Bestsellers

USA Today Bestsellers

Kirkus Reviews

School Library Journal

Publishers Weekly Bestsellers

The Horn Book


I know this list is short and there are about a million more amazing sites out there. Find more great blogs and websites at the links below, and please share your favorites in the comments! I never have enough to read 🙂

The 25 Best Websites for Literature Lovers

The Best Book Blogs to Read in 2016

The Best Book Review Sites (2015)

50 Best Children’s Literature Blogs

50 Best Blogs By and For Editors

KIDLITOSPHERE CENTRAL: The Society of Bloggers in Children’s and Young Adult Literature

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