Tears of Joy Mark the Year in Publishing

Tears of Joy Emoji

Oxford Dictionaries declared last week that the 2015 “word” of the year is the tears of joy emoji. When well-schooled lexicographers decide that an emoticon is more fitting for the honor than an actual word, it’s easy to become cynical about the future of books. But rather than succumb to that urge, we decided to focus on the happenings and developments in the publishing industry that benefit authors, books, and the written word. In this piece, we look at more publishing options for authors, business books awards and best of lists, and the update of an industry classic.