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5 Top Publishing News Stories, Week of 9/3-9/7

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.



Amazon unveiled more new Kindles than you can shake a stick at during a September 6th press conference. Some new models will be available for shipping as early as September 14th.

Atria is no longer her keeper–Jodi Picoult announced that she is leaving for a new three-book deal she inked with Ballantine Bantam Dell.

The battle of the e-book pricing comes to a close (for now…)

Don’t look now, Amazon, but Kobo also announced the release of several new devices, including the Kobo Arc and two e-ink e-readers.  

Penguin Group USA has a bit of a situation on its flippers: longtime director of corporate communications Marilyn Ducksworth has filed an age discrimination suit against the publisher. 


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”!

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