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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/13-10/17

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.

French publishers were warned by The Group for the Development of Digital Reading that Scribd may be making titles available on their platform without publisher permission.

It was a big week for book awards: the Man Booker Prize was awarded to Australian Richard Flanagan and the National Book Award short lists were announced.

Afghanistan is making a slow but steady entry into book publishing despite facing many challenges.

Amazon‘s crowdsourced publishing platform, Kindle Scout, officially launched this week.

Previously independent publisher, McSweeney’s announced it became a non-profit publisher this week.

Bonus link: Here’s an essay on being young in the publishing industry, moving to NYC, getting hired, laid off and everything in between.

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