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Top 5 Publishing News Stories of the Week, 11/4 –11/8

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.

Amazon Source, a program allowing independent bookstores to sell Kindles and Kindle books for a commission, launches with heavy criticism.

Simon and Schuster released their third quarter numbers, and things are looking up.

BuzzFeed hires Isaac Fitzgerald, former director of publicity of at McSweeney’s, to head its Books section.

While Netflix worked for TV and movies, a “Netflix for books” may be a much tougher sell. 

Small Demons, a tech startup trying to show connections between books and the real world, will close unless they find a buyer by November 25. 

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