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5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 9/30–10/4

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 publishing community suffered a great loss this week with 66-year-old Tom Clancy’s passing.

Scribd launches a Netflix-esque e-book subscription service for $9/mo, with HarperCollins as their first major publishing partner.

The French attempt to curb Amazon’s enticing discounts by passing a bill through the National Assembly that outlaws combining a 5 percent discount on new books with free shipping.

Rejoice, thriller-lovers: eight Michael Crichton novels, written during his time at Harvard Medical School, are posthumously being released.

Right on the heels of Bernie Su/Hank Green’s “Emma Approved,” is a McCall Smith reworking of Austen’s Emma.

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