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5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 9/16 – 9/20

number_5_orangeEvery week we recommend 5 publishing news stories that young book professionals 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.

James Patterson plans to donate $1 million to indie bookstores to help sustain them.

Formal changes announced in The Booker Prize nominations: eligibility has been expanded to books originally written in English and published in the UK.

The Longlist for the National Book Awards has been announced, with a varied pack of nominees.

Amazon is keeping up with the new iOS update by redesigning the Amazon Kindle app.

And on a fun note, we might be worried about kids’ reading habits, but they have provided us with a nice surprise by setting a new world record for minutes read this summer. 

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