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5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week: 4/15 – 4/19

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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 Simon & Schuster has decided to give chicken libraries a chance, and announced the launch of a one-year ebook pilot program with three New York library systems.

Higher learning for the shorter reader: The University of South Carolina Press has launched a children’s publishing imprint, called Young Palmetto Books

Bowker Market Research studies say book publishers’ online communities likely to double by 2015.

The sun never sets on the Amazon empire: In the same week, Amazon announces plans to take its Appstore overseas and also to expand its international presence in Russia.

Skyhorse Publishing and Start Publishing announced the purchase of Underland Press, an award-winning independent publishing house dedicated to science fiction, fantasy, and horror.

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