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5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week: 4/8 – 4/12

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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Publisher Peter Campbell-Copp  of Historical Pages, received 6 months in jail for book fraud having plead guilty to 16 felonies and 4 misdemeanors. 0.O

William Morrow, publisher of the late, award-winning writer and cultural icon Ray Bradbury, announces the release of 16 of Bradbury’s classic backlist titles in ebook format. Surprising move when you remember Bradbury hated e-books and is quoted saying ‘To hell with you. To hell with you and to hell with the Internet.”

The City of New York has settled with the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement over the destruction of the OWS Library in the amount of $47,000 and pay $186,350 in attorney fees

LinkedIn has acquired the social reading company Pulse, making its bid to become a “professional publishing platform.”

Penguin has become the exclusive global publisher for each new property developed by Mind Candy for the next three years.

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