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5 Top Publishing News Stories, Week of 7/23-7/27

Every 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.



The DOJ has read all your letters, and is not impressed…enough to change its mind about anything much.

Remember when Tor/Forge said they were going to make their ebooks DRM-free? Those crazy kids have actually gone and done it!

Let’s hope people look at the ePubs we make now with this much devotion in 500 years, right? Rare Book Camp gets lots of nice press!

FastPencil is teaming with Barnes & Nobel to give self-publishing authors (possible) access to B&N customers.

Romance writers and readers might be the most enthusiastic and prolific people in the business. Get inside their brains by following the #RWA12 hashtag for the Romance Writers of America Conference happening this week.


If you come across a “current events in book-biz” link you think is especially helpful, email [email protected] before noon EST every Friday to nominate your pick–it may become one of our “5  Best”!

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