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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/28-12/2

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.

Julian Barnes, and some of his peers, have objected to American inclusion in the Man Booker Prize for Fiction.

Penguin Random House announced that it will cover half the price of a PEN America membership for interested employees.

Johanna Basford, adult coloring book doyenne, was appointed to the Order of the British Empire at Buckingham Palace.

Amazon is closing a North Carolina-based book-manufacturing warehouse next year, cutting 149 jobs.

Iowa is considering implementing an ebook sales tax, while the EU has announced that ebooks may be sold with a lower value-added tax rate.

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