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

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.

McSweeney’s launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds as it becomes a nonprofit.

A journalist discovered that Google Play isn’t policing ebook pirates and then later noticed that some of the accounts he mentioned were disabled, but many pirated books were still available.

Amazon struck a deal with JetBlue to offer customers Kindle ebooks during flights, along with other Amazon services.

McGraw-Hill Education announced its plans to go public.

The Springer-Macmillan Science and Education merger is complete, uniting the companies under the new name Springer Nature.

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