Publishing Trendsetter is a production of Market Partners International and Publishing Trends.

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 8/5 – 8/9

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 CEO Bezos purchases The Washington Post, and everyone’s tweeting about it.

Major publishers are objecting DoJ’s proposed punishments for Apple after the company was found guilty in ebook price fixing conspiracy trial.

Japanese bookstore chain Kinokuniya aim take over the online book selling industry in Asia before Amazon beats them to it, establishing online businesses in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and more.

Hachette signs deal with educational material distributor Follett to sell ebooks to school libraries.

New survey from Bowker Market Research reveals that nearly half of all book sales are now through online retail.

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