Every week we recommend 5 links that the young book professional should read to feel more informed and connected. 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, piracy, and Harry Potter books from the industry’s preeminent “idealog”, Mike Shatzkin: http://www.idealog.com/blog/whats-the-greater-fear-for-publishers-amazon-or-piracy
Print and digital books see an increase in sales: http://www.shelf-awareness.com/issue.html?issue=1703#m15549
The Department of Justice’s strict stance on the Agency Model collusion case: http://www.shelf-awareness.com/issue.html?issue=1700#m15501
Adapting social media to bookselling: http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/publisher-news/article/51296-don-t-be-bot-like–how-to-blend-books-and-social-media.html
F+W subscription model gives unlimited access to eBook rentals: http://www.foliomag.com/2012/f-w-launches-ebook-subscription-plan
And a bonus! This Pottermore video is SUPER cool, and not even because of J.K. Rowling:
If you come across a “current events in book-biz” link you think is especially helpful, email email@example.com before noon EST every Friday to nominate your pick–it may become one of our “5 Best”!