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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/19-1/23

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.

With no buyer lined up, Egmont USA is closing at the end of this month.

Retail CEO of Barnes & Noble, Mitchell Klipper, will retire at the beginning of May of this year.

This week, Amazon announced their plans for textbook writers to be able to self-publish on the Kindle platform.

Kobo received a court order from the Canadian Competition Bureau to turn over their ebook pricing practices.

James Patterson is releasing a self-destructing ebook, as well as one physical book that will explode after reading, which will sell for close to $300,000.

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