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5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 5/20 – 5/24

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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Amazon Publishing introduced “Kindle Worlds,” allowing any writer to create fan fiction and earn royalties for their work.

Still hashing out DOJ drama, Penguin agrees to pay over $90 million to settle eBook pricing suits.

U.S. District Judge rules $210 Million worth of Borders giftcards completely worthless.

Modern Times Bookstore, a business of 41 years, is seeking community support against closing its doors due to severe debt.

Six finalists came out of the Publishing Hackathon over the weekend; winner scheduled to be announced during BEA on May 31st.

BONUS! For all its bells and whistles, the BEA website can be a bit tricky if you want to figure out, say, when everything is happening. Publishers Marketplace took matters into their own hands and kindly put together this handy spreadsheet of the BEA 2013 schedule.

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