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5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 6/3 – 6/7

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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More drama sparks from the Apple eBooks trial as focus shifts the blame Amazon’s pricing methods. (Need to brush up on the backstory? Check out our Agency Model infographic)

French cultural minister says Amazon is “destroying bookstores” as she attempts to implement a ban on free postage offers.

Akaschic Books launches new Infamous Books Imprint with Prodigy from hip-hop group Mobb Deep

HarperCollins announced the launch of The BookSmash Challenge, a four-month-long contest that challenges developers to create new digital products that “break the binding” and re-imagine the book.

Simon and Schuster’s Pocket Book launches XOXO After Dark, an online community site showcasing romance, urban fantasy, and women’s fiction, offering resources to full-length books, contests and giveaways.

Bonus! This week’s most quoted anything in book business was John Green’s wonderful (and profane) rant on self-publishing.

 

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