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5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week: 4/22 – 4/26

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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The Senate moved forward with the Marketplace Fairness Act, a.k.a. the Tax Laws Apply to Online Retailers, Too Act.

Canada has (very politely) approved the Random Penguin merger.

Avon Romance joins the gang of romance publishers making it easier for aspiring authors to share their work with an online community. 

World Book Night was back in the US for the second year in a row, making a bigger, better splash than before.

The incomparable E.L. Konigsburg passed away last Friday. If you don’t immediately know the name, she is the novelist who, (among many other things), created a fantasy world out of the Metropolitan Museum of Art as magical as any imagined by C.S. Lewis or Madeleine L’Engle.

starBONUS LINK! Amazon has announced its tally of this year’s Top 20 “Most Well-Read Cities in the US”, and Florida dominates a full 25% of the list. Lots of beach reading?

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