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5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 11/19-11/23

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.

 

Just as we’ve finally become accustomed to saying ‘Penguin Random House’, News Corp. and CBS appear to be in early talks about merging their subsidiaries HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster.

Apple was granted a patent this week over the action of the virtual “page turn”…maybe they”ll go after dog-earing next?

Scholastic released a reduced earnings estimate for the next fiscal year, as their stock fell nearly 20%.

A new study found that public library users actually buy an average of 3.2 books per month.

The days of skimming through an assigned reading seem to be over…a pilot version of an analytics program that would allow professors to track how many pages students read and how many they’ve notations created is being tested at 3 separate universities.

 

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