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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/27-1/31

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.

This week, Kate DiCamillo won her second Newbery Medal for Flora and Ulysses, and Brian Floca was awarded the Caldecott Medal for his book, Locomotive.

Epic! Books, another “Netflix for ebooks” subscription service, was announced this week, but this one is specifically geared toward children.

New business Book the Writer brings the authors to book clubs featuring their works for a fee of $750 per visit.

Ebook subscription service Scribd shakes things up by finding a workaround to make their app available for use on the Kindle Fire.

Used digital content retailer Redigi secured a patent allowing them to sell used ebooks without making a copy.

Bonus: Get your literary karaoke game on this weekend with Quirk Books’ suggestions for bookish songs for karaoke.

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