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5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 7/1 – 7/5

number_5_orangeEvery week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young professional 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.

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 Penguin and Random House mergedcreating new book publishing giant.

A blank book becomes a bestseller on Amazon. (And the reviews are even better)

Harvard University Press prepares for possible “blockbuster” with a history title about Hollywood’s “pact with Hitler.”

Survey from the Bookseller Association revealed that the Amazon’s sales tax is putting off young Brits from buying books online.

Google wins appeal against the Authors Guild’s class action suit ceasing its library scanning project.

BONUS! Ugly Duckling Presse has announced a new program making most of their titles downloadable as free PDF proofs. The project has only just started, but you can browse the first of their available titles here.

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