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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/28-8/1

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.

Apple quietly purchased BookLamp last week, a book recommendation engine known for its Book Genome Project.

Alloy Entertainment teamed up with Amazon to create a digital publishing imprint.

Hachette’s first quarter sales were up 5.6% despite the ongoing dispute with Amazon.

Macmillan increased its ebook lending selection to include frontlist titles.

Amazon speaks out against Hachette, saying they need to lower their prices on ebooks.

Bonus video: The Onion News parodies book snobs with a “new Kindle.”

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