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5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week: 1/28-2/1

number_5_orangeEvery 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.

Out of the labyrinth, into the library:Macmillan tries library ebook lending on for size with titles from their Minotaur imprint.

Hilary Mantel Wins All the Things: Costa Book of the Year edition.

Put away your kite, don your bifocals, and settle down by the wood-burning stove: it’s time to try your hand at winning one of the Independent Book Publishers Association’s new Benjamin Franklin Digital Awards. (Too much?)

Good news, bad news: Amazon reported 2012 Q4 earnings were up 22% over 2011…also that the company lost $39 million overall in 2012.

Winner of this week’s Most-Inane-AND-Most-Buzzed-About prize: you probably heard more than you ever wanted about Amazon being down for 49 minutes within the first 5 minutes of the outage, but it’s still unusual enough to mention.

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