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5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week: 12/31/12-1/4/13

number_5_orangeEvery week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young professional should read to feel more informed and 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.

Happy New Year! A three-day workweek & still we have news for you. How impressive is that?

Pearson (Penguin’s parent company) scooped up 5% of Nook Media, squeezing in between B&N‘s 78.2% and Microsoft‘s 16.8%.

“The view from here is [great/grim],” reported [bookseller]. Post-holiday, Barnes & Noble’s sales were down almost 11%; independent booksellers were up a projected 8%.

Apple is poised to bring the iBookstore to Japan. (“This time for real, you guys. We promise.”).

A year of firsts for the UK’s Costa Book Awards: A graphic novel won one a category award (Biography), and all 5 categories were won by female authors.

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