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5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 11/12-11/16

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 biggest US book party of the year, the National Book Awards, was held on November 14. The complete list of winners can be found here.

There’s some hope for print media, yet: a survey released this week found that a third of ereader owners had used their device only once.

But on the flip side (screen?), a new study has found that ebook library borrowers also seem to be avid ebook buyers.

Find that spare pair of headphones! You’ll have a lot of audiobooks to catch up on, thanks to Audible’s two new major deals inked this week.

Author of bestselling book Gone Girl Gillian Flynn extended her contract at Random House to include two new titles.

****And we truly haven’t been this bummed in a while: the much-reported and much-anticipated (including by ourselves last week) collaboration between President Obama and Elie Wiesel has been debunked as simply a rumor.


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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