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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/14-7/18

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.

This week, Amazon launched an ebook and audiobook subscription service for Kindle called “Kindle Unlimited.”

Apple will pay $450 million in their ebook settlement.

Booksellers from the famed Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris are raising funds to start an de Selby Press, an independent Irish publisher.

Amazon struck back at France’s new law, which disallowed free shipping on already discounted books, by offering shipping for next to nothing.

Weeks after being purchased by Rowman & Littlefield, Globe Pequot laid off about 25 staffers across different departments.

Bonus videoWeird Al Yankovic restyled “Blurred Lines” into “Word Crimes,” making our inner grammarians rejoice.

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