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5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 9/23–9/27

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.

The Goodreads controversy continues, as many users disapprove of new policies that allow for deletion of posts that center on author behavior instead of the author’s works.

Simon & Schuster is offering eBooks to schools, usable by one student for one year, stating that the new format is “need[ed] to help students learn.”

Amazon updates their Kindle with a third-generation version that is lighter and has more competitive features including enterprise support.

While general reading rates among adults remain approximately the same, the percent of adults reading literature (novels, short stories, plays, and poetry) has dropped, bringing us back to the 2002 level.

Congratulations to Richard Pine, InkWell Management, and Mark Bittman, author/NYT columnist, who are the Books for a Better Life honorees this year!

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