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5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week: 1/14-1/18

number_5_orangeEvery 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.

Romance just got real[ity]: who should host this week’s Bachelor challenge but Harlequin‘s design team, looking for their next cover girl.

The National Book Critics Circle named its finalists for the 2012 Awards, which will be given on February 28th, 2013.

Scholastic released an extensive new study on how kids and ebooks are getting along these days. It’s chock-full of statistics, and a must-read.

Techie bookworms from around the world gathered in  NYC for Digital Book World 2013. Lots of keynotes, lots of numbers, and lots of trying to remember what life was like before someone coined that word “discoverability.”

Brothers Hank and John Green (author of The Fault in Our Stars) host “An Evening of Awesome” at Carnegie Hall, demonstrating the power of social media to turn bookish types into rock stars. (Also, people who went are still rhapsodizing about how it was the best night of their lives, so it’s probably a good idea to go watch the whole thing on YouTube).

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