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5 Top Publishings News Stories, Week of 9/10-9/14

Every week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young professional should read to feel more informed and 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.



Fifty Shades of Grey is (finally!) overtaken in this week’s sales by No Easy Day, a firsthand account of the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden.

As a result of the DOJ settlement, HarperCollins takes some tentative first steps by issuing a dramatic drop in online pricing of its titles.

Michael Pietsch will be succeeding David Young as CEO of Hachette Book Group, come spring 2013.

HarperCollins’ science fiction and fantasy imprint, Harper Voyager, is accepting unagented manuscripts from Oct.1-Oct. 14th, 2012.  We definitely don’t pity whoever manages that slush pile…

Lastly, a new study of YA sales discovers 55% of YA books are purchased by adults. No one is exempt from the charms of Harry, Bella and Katniss!


If you come across a “current events in book-biz” link you think is especially helpful, email [email protected] before noon EST every Friday to nominate your pick–it may become one of our “5  Best”!


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