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5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 8/19 – 8/23

number_5_orangeEvery week we recommend 5 publishing news stories 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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The TV bookclub is back, with The Today Show’s new venture. The first pick is The Bone Season, a dystopian novel from Bloomsbury.

In a major reshuffle of two of the US publishing industry’s largest “intelligence brokers,” Nielson Bookscan acquired Bowker’s industry research unit.

“Slight change of plans” said Barnes & Noble, in relation to just about every element of their business going forward.

Elmore Leonard, prolific crime-writer and working novelist, passed away at the age of 87.  Watch the wonderful acceptance speech he gave at the 2012 National Book Awards here.

Colorado’s so-called Amazon Tax Law (you guessed it: more sales tax stuff) may get a second chance.

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