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.
The not-so-casual mistake: Hachette drops the ball with the ebook version of JK Rowling’s highly anticipated novel, The Casual Vacancy.
Whiz kids: The National Book Foundation released the names of its 5 under 35 honorees.
Penguin files lawsuits against multiple authors, including Elizabeth Wurtzel of Prozac Nation fame, demanding to be paid back advances for books that were never completed.
ALA President Maureen Sullivan released a letter to major publishers this week, criticizing how difficult it is to acquire ebooks for public libraries.
Following on the heels of Amazon’s big Kindle release earlier in the month, Barnes & Noble showcases a sleek new version of the Nook.
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”!