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Top 5 Publishing News Stories of the Week, 10/28 –11/1

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.

Random House acquired Figment this week, a community-building teen writing website, has book recommendations, and publisher promotions of new books.

Amazon is launching a weekly, digital, short fiction/poetry-focused, literary magazine called Day One.

 HarperCollins is attempting to reach new audiences by selling e-books straight to consumers through brand-specific websites.

Barnes and Noble is releasing an updated version of the Nook GlowLight, retailing for $119.

Picador is launching a new line of books devoted to repackaging “contemporary masterpieces for a new generation,” starting with Jonathan Franzen’s first novel.

And to all the writers out there, today marks the first day of NaNoWriMo 2013! Good luck!

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