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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/11-8/15

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.

Sales in physical bookstores dropped 7.9% for the first half of 2014.

Amazon has opened a storefront  for students at Purdue University.

Writer’s Digest and Bookbaby have teamed up to offer author services to self-published authors.

Hachette CEO Michael Pietsch responds to Amazon’s statement that went up last weekend.

A round of layoffs have taken place at Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster.

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