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5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week: 3/4 – 3/8

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.

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 In a letter to I.C.A.N.N, The American Association of Publishers criticized Amazon’s bid for “.book” domain names. (icannletter)

In the can-do story of the week, German booksellers not only say they don’t like Kindle, they start selling an alternative–the Tolino.

Mark Suchomel, President of Independent Publishers Group since 1998, has abruptly left the company.

Wednesday saw Science Fiction Writers of America denouncing and refusing to recognize publication by Random House imprint Hydria as a credential for SFWA membership. From Random House on Thursday, Publishing Director Allison Dobson responded to SFWAsaying,  “we strongly disagree, and wish you had contacted us before you published your posts.”

In other news, Hyperion confirmed that it is looking to sell some of its backlist titles.

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