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.
Speaking of the London Book Fair, Ma Jian protests China’s censorship of authors and the nation’s status as the “market focus” of the Fair: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/apr/19/ma-jian-paint-london-book-fair?newsfeed=true
Will book buyers and readers soon have legal recourse if a memoir turns out to be fabricated? http://www.shelf-awareness.com/issue.html?issue=1721#m15830
Step into the high stakes world of… illegal book trafficking…?: http://paidcontent.org/2012/04/16/supreme-court-to-rule-on-grey-market-goods-in-books-case/
A look at World Book Night: http://news.bookweb.org/news/world-book-night-giver-parties-full-swing
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”!