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5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week: 4/29 – 5/3


Every week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young professional should read to feel more connected to what’s going on in the industry. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know.


A little bit of closure (or at least settlement) for Macmillan, that underdog of the Big 6’s battle with the DOJ.

Simon & Schuster turns out to be a comeback kid: despite ongoing strife with B&N, they pulled up their profits last quarter.

Hachette Digital tells libraries it wants to go steady, just in time for prom season. Ebooks for libraries nationwide!

With echoes of World Book Night, Free Comic Book Day happens tomorrow, May 3rd, and gives readers a chance to connect with indie comic shops across the US.

Bowker has a rather clever plan to connect indie authors already using their MyIdentifiers service with book publicity and marketing tools.

starBONUS LINK! It’s gone viral the past few days, but if you haven’t already read it, please do. Paul Miller’s essay for The Verge on his year without Internet, and what it did and did not accomplish for him, is a must-read for all digitally engaged humans, but especially those of us making a career out of the digital vs. paper conversation on a daily basis.


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