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Trendsetters’ Book-Biz Essential Reading, Week of 7/16-7/20

Every week we recommend 5 links that the young book 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.

 

Has “The Man” (dressed as a Penguin) got his hands on Indie Publishing? Penguin (Pearson) buys Author Solutions.

Spain raises its ebook taxes in a major way: say hello to 21% VAT.

All is NOT fair in Love and Royalty Wars: Authors sue Harlequin over ebook royalties they say were unfairly withheld.

Senator Charles Schumer comes out swinging in Agency and Publishers’ defense. 

Have an ebook with your tube socks and trash bags: Target stores team with Livrada to start selling ebooks by the gift-cardful.

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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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