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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/7-7/11

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.

HarperCollins is now selling print and ebooks directly through their own website.

Simon & Schuster’s Gallery Books Division is joining up with romance publisher Omnific to co-publish some titles while Simon & Schuster takes over all distribution.

Amazon made an offer to Hachette authors that they will receive 100% of ebook royalties during their contract negotiations.

Wattpad acquired competitor site Red Room, a site for authors and readers to interact.

Open Road calls HarperCollins’ request for $1.1 million in damages and attorney fees “shocking” regarding Julie of the Wolves, but HarperCollins stands firm.

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