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5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week: 2/18 – 2/22


Every 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.

This time, the Big 6 and Amazon are sitting in the same hot-seat: 3 indie bookstores have brought a lawsuit, alleging DRM as an unfair business practice.

Grand Central Publishing announced expansion of Romance imprint Forever and e-book counterpart Forever Yours  to upwards of 190 titles by 2014.

For the 2nd time in 4 years Reader’s Digest has for Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Candlewick Press announces it’s new imprint called Big Picture Press. Debuting this fall, it will launch four illustrated hardcovers and two paperbacks.

The Author’s Guild has created a new platform, Booktalk Nation, to help authors and readers connect virtually through online readings and interaction.

starBONUS Link!  A new report released by F+W Media‘s Digital Book World and Writer’s Digest surveyed nearly 5,000 authors — aspiring, traditionally published, self-published and hybrid — to get their take on book business today. It’s got some interesting perspective and is worth a read.


  1. I always enjoy receiving your 5 top stories each week — and thanks for the bonus link to the report. I’m glad it includes the thoughts of aspiring authors along with the rest.

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