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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/18-1/22

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.

Amazon Echo will soon read Kindle Books aloud, using text-to-speech technology.

An 11-year-old girl from New Jersey, Marley Dias, started a book drive to collect 1,000 books with black girls as the main character.

Scholastic recalled their book, A Birthday Cake for George Washington, saying it gave a “false impression of the reality of the lives of slaves.”

The New York Public Library will proceed with their case against a woman they believe stole rare books from them.

Amazon is shutting down Shelfari, and will merge its data with Goodreads.

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