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5 Top Publishing News Stories, Week of 8/13-8/17

Every week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young professional should read to feel more informed and 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.



Google has acquired the Frommer’s travel guide brand from Wiley, all part of their expansion from information delivery into information creation.

Back to everyone’s favorite Soap Opera–er, Court Case: We’re not taking this lying down, says Apple in a statement to the DOJ this week.

This week’s Chutzpah Award goes to Hachette UK for Very Strongly Suggesting that its authors forswear non-DRM publishers in other territories–other publishers’ territories traditionally being None of Their Beeswax.

It’s been a rough month for Harry: first Fifty Shades beat him out on last week, and Hunger Games takes the all-time bestseller title on Amazon US this week.

There is hope for the future! Generation Y was the book-buyingest generation in 2011, reports Bowker. Take THAT, Boomers.


If you come across a “current events in book-biz” link you think is especially helpful, email [email protected] before noon EST every Friday to nominate your pick–it may become one of our “5  Best”!


  1. Ellie says:

    Thanks for the links! I look forward to reading them every week!

    • Thank YOU for letting us know, Ellie! It’s nice to know that something so much a part of our routine every week is also enjoyed by readers every week. Thanks so much for reading and for being in touch.


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