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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 3/10-3/14

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.

Quercus is for sale, and Amazon is rumored to be interested in purchasing the independent publisher.

Google is being taken to court by a group of parents outraged over app purchases made by their children.

Amtrak is now accepting applications for their new writers residency program.

The third annual Twitter Fiction Festival started this week and goes through Sunday, featuring writers like R. L. Stine and Jim Gaffigan.

Nook and Microsoft updated their agreement, including a provision allowing them to co-brand content through an app called “Microsoft Consumer Reader.”

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