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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/13-1/17

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.

It’s been a big week for ebook subscription services, both Oyster and Librify got significant funding.

James Frey, the author famous for the scandal surrounding his book, A Million Little Pieces, signs a $2 million deal for a young adult series with HarperCollins for an premise that sounds an awful lot like The Hunger Games.

The Federal Trade Commission rules that Apple must refund at least $32.5 million of App Store purchases made by children without the consent of their parents.

Simon and Schuster is making demands that libraries make their ebooks available for sale in addition to checking them out.

Barnes and Noble is facing a class action lawsuit alleging that they did not properly disclose their finances for most of 2013.

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