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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 3/16-3/20

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.

Ratuken, the Japanese parent company of Kobo, bought Overdrive for $140 million this week.

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers will publish LEGO branded books and graphic novels.

Several EU countries have asked the European Commission to reverse their decision regarding higher value-added tax on ebooks.

A German ebook sales platform, Bookwire, announced their plans to expand globally.

HarperCollins has plans to sell books directly from Twitter.

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