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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 6/30-7/4

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.

World Book Night US announced that it is ceasing operations due to high costs.

French Lawmakers passed what’s being dubbed “The Anti-Amazon Law” which forbids online booksellers to provide discounts higher than 5% to be combined with free shipping.

Barnes & Noble CEO, Mitchell S. Klipper sold close to half of his shares in the company this week.

Author Douglas Preston penned an open letter featuring signatures from many authors slamming Amazon.

Pioneer for diversity in children’s books and previous National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Walter Dean Myers died at 76

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