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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/11-1/15

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.

The New Republic is up for sale as of this week.

Penguin‘s Berkley imprint will be merged into the Putnam/Dutton.

Scientists are creating an ereader style tablet for the blind.

Google launched their Play Bookstore in 9 new countries this week.

A Hong Kong publisher cancels the printing of a “politically sensitive” book in light of the disappearance of several employees of another Hong Kong publishing house.

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