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5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 11/5-11/9

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.



Amazon experienced major technical glitches on Nov. 8, with almost all the ‘buy’ buttons for the Big 6 publishers rendered non-functional.

No matter how you voted Tuesday, you’ve got to admit that this will be good…President Barack Obama and Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel have announced plans to co-author a book. **UPDATE** Unfortunately, this awesome news has been debunked as false. Extremely upset!

Baby steps: though Simon & Schuster’s third quarter sales are a bit down, their  total earnings are on the rise.

Amazon made two…well, interesting business decisions this week…first, slashing the price of their Japanese Kindle, and second, entering the business of wine selling.

Updates and stories from Superstorm Sandy that left one of the world’s major of publishing capitals reeling.

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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