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.
The market share of the Big 6: http://gonepublishing.wordpress.com/2012/03/21/market-share-youd-be-surprised-what-the-big-6-controls/
Consortium creates an app to help readers discover new authors: http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/promotionalss/article/51331-consortium-launches-app-for-consumers.html
The Seattle Times‘ 4-part series on Amazon and its faults: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2017883596_amazonintro25.html
Speaking of Amazon, the Kindle’s Lending Library has over 100,000 titles: http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/digital/content-and-e-books/article/51363-kindle-owners-lending-library-title-count-tops-100-000.html
Apple and some of the Big 6 may be nearing a settlement with the DOJ: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/30/us-apple-publishers-ebooks-idUSBRE82T19620120330?feedType=RSS
If you come across a “current events in book-biz” link you think is especially helpful, email firstname.lastname@example.org before noon EST every Friday to nominate your pick–it may become one of our “5 Best”!