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.
Barnes & Noble’s PIN pads were hacked this week in 63 of its locations, compromising the credit card information of thousands of customers.
The Big Apple (this week, anyway): Apple unveiled a new version of the traditional iPad, as well as the new iPad mini, both with an updated iBooks feature; as well as opening the iBookstore in Latin America and New Zealand.
The streamlining continues: Simon & Schuster reorganizes its adult imprints and cuts back on staffing.
Amazon has released its sales figures from quarter 3, and for the first time in years, it looks like those sales figures haven’t been eating their Wheaties.
Random Penguin? Penguin House? Try on the different nicknames, because a RandomHouse & Penguin merger may be a very real possibility.
If you come across a “current events in book-biz” link you think is especially helpful, email firstname.lastname@example.org before noon EST every Friday to nominate your pick–it may become one of our “5 Best”!