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5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week: 2/11 – 2/15

number_5_orangeEvery week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young professional should read to feel more 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.

Our old friend the Department of Justice has cleared the merger of Random House and Penguin without requiring any conditions.

More ebook news for Macmillan: Zola Books, will start selling Macmillan’s titles next week.

Bowker, the digital data and ebook powerhouse, is taking more of their offerings to “The People,” announcing an e-distribution arrangement for self-published authors with Vook.

After a few hiccups getting things off the ground last year, World Book Night US has reached numerous milestones, including having 500,000 special WBN 2013 paperbacks come off the press ahead of schedule.

A merger between DailyLit and Plympton digital publishing house, will see DailyLit’s digital platform offer serialized titles from other publishing houses and promote Plympton’s original series.

 

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