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.
Microsoft is investing in Barnes & Noble’s Nook ereader: http://www.shelf-awareness.com/issue.html?issue=1729#m15967
And, in other Nook-news, Barnes & Noble is teaming up with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to produce preloaded schoolbook Nooks: http://www.thebookseller.com/news/nook-and-hmh-partner-school-deal.html
Target will no longer carry Amazon’s Kindle: http://www.theverge.com/2012/5/2/2993142/target-stop-carrying-amazon-kindle-conflict-of-interest
Remember how you forgot about Google’s book-scanning lawsuit once the Agency Model came along? Not so fast… http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-03/google-argues-for-dismissal-of-authors-book-scan-lawsuit.html
Is there a trend in the removal of DRM? Duncan Baird follow Tor’s example: http://www.thebookseller.com/news/duncan-baird-remove-drm.html
Bonus Link! Publishing Trendsetter’s very own explanation of the agency model (complete with helpful infographic): http://publishingtrendsetter.com/industryinsight/simple-explanation-agency-model/
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”!