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5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 12/10-12/14

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 has released their list of 2012′s bestselling books…3 guesses as to who’s first?

Barnes & Noble announced the closing of Tikatok, as well as a plan to close approximately 15 brick-and-mortar stores by April 2013.

HarperCollins is facing backlash from the Rainforest Action Network after a recent test revealed much of their children’s book paper is harvested from endangered Indonesian rainforests.

Korea, an ‘underrepresented’ top 10 market, will be the market focus at the London Book Fair 2014.

And a tie for #5–the CUTEST literary proposal, and the internship posting of a young publishing professional’s nightmares.

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If you come across a “current events in book-biz” link you think is especially helpful, email trendsetter@publishingtrends.com before noon EST every Friday to nominate your pick–it may become one of our “5 Best”!

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