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.
On the upswing: Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch announces that the Nook Tablet pre-orders are 240% higher than any previous Nook launch.
Chinese author Mo Yan wins the Nobel Prize for literature and sells out all copies of his books within a few hours of the prize announcement. Not too shabby!
The International Publisher’s Association (IPA) has released the global rankings of publishing markets–All the info you need to pick the players for your international publishing dream team.
If you come across a “current events in book-biz” link you think is especially helpful, email email@example.com before noon EST every Friday to nominate your pick–it may become one of our “5 Best”!