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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/22-2/26

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.

The theme for this year’s Banned Books Week will be diversity.

Simon & Schuster announced they’re starting an imprint for children’s books with a Muslim theme.

Hachette is suing former Sony Music executive, Tony Mattola, for not returning the advance for a book he ultimately never wrote.

A debut YA novel about the Black Lives Matter movement went to auction between 13 houses before being purchased by Balzer + Bray.

President Obama nominated current CEO of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, Carla Hayden, to lead the Library of Congress.

Bonus video: Here’s a video from the White House introducing Carla Hayden and explaining why she’s Obama’s choice.

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