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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/4-1/8

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.

Gene Luen Yang was named the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.

Comic book artists are boycotting the Grand Prix d’Angoulême award after the nominee long list included no women authors.

Five editors who work for a Hong Kong publisher known for its critical titles about Chinese politicians have disappeared over the last few months.

In a letter published on its website, the Authors Guild asked publishers to revise their contract terms to make them more equitable for authors.

Penguin Random House sold vanity press Author Solutions to Najafi Companies.

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