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5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 12/17-12/21

number_5_orangeEvery 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.

This will be the last “5 links” before the New Year. We at Trendsetter hope this year in book biz has left you healthier (ha), wealthier (HA!), and wiser, and we look forward to continuing adventures in 2013!


On Tuesday afternoon, Penguin reached an Agency settlement with the DOJ, helping wrap up loose ends as Penguin moves toward its merger with Random House.

An open letter from John Sargent, CEO of Macmillan (the only Big 6 house that has not settled with the DOJ) on what’s happening and what might be next. It’s very straightforward, very full of interesting things to think about, and very recommended.

Publishers Lunch serves up Bookateria, offering a promising smorgasbord of new book discovery and purchase options.

If this ain’t news, we don’t know what is: EL James was not 2012’s most-Googled author.

The earnings numbers in from Scholastic are at least 24% less rosy than last year.

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