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5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 8/12 – 8/16

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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Online writing platform Wattpad launched a new crowdfunding tool to help writers further their own publishing initiatives.

Apple and the DOJ have marked their calendars for a May 2014 trial, in which damages–and corresponding penalties–will be determined.

Summer reading didn’t get off to a strong start for U.S. bookstores this year, with a reported 9.5% drop in sales for the month of June.

On the digital side of Business-Is-Slowville, E-Ink Holdings, the world’s largest provider of e-ink screens, has reported its worst quarter in four years.

In the face of new sales tax legislation, Amazon Affiliates in Missouri are going the way of their Minnesotan comrades and the dinosaurs, at least for now.

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