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5 Top Publishing News Stories, Week of 10/29-11/2

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 Big 6 becomes the Big 5–the Random House & Penguin merger is official.

Bertlesmann, on the heels of the Random House merger announcement, has bought 100% of its Random House-Mondadori venture.

Additional big changes may be a-comin’: as profits plummet, McGraw-Hill Education may be in for trouble in the coming weeks.

powerHouse Arena of Brooklyn will be hosting a fundraiser following the destruction of Hurricane Sandy in order to rebuild their store.

Shelf Awareness has posted a list of updates from New York area booksellers and how they fared after the devastating storm.

We at Publishing Trendsetter are keeping all of our family, friends and readers in our thoughts after Hurricane Sandy. Though New York and the rest of the tri-state area isn’t fully back on its feet, we commend the industry for running as smoothly as possible during this ordeal and hope everyone is back to reading and writing warmly, safely and comfortably as soon as possible! To help out those who may be in need in the publishing capital of the world, you can donate to the Red Cross, or, if you’re in the area, volunteer to help those affected.

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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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