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Trendsetter’s Book-Biz Essential Reading, 4/28-5/4, 2012

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:

And, in other Nook-news, Barnes & Noble is teaming up with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to produce preloaded schoolbook Nooks:

Target will no longer carry Amazon’s Kindle:

Remember how you forgot about Google’s book-scanning lawsuit once the Agency Model came along? Not so fast…

Is there a trend in the removal of DRM? Duncan Baird follow Tor’s example:

Bonus Link! Publishing Trendsetter’s very own explanation of the agency model (complete with helpful infographic):


If you come across a “current events in book-biz” link you think is especially helpful, email [email protected] before noon EST every Friday to nominate your pick–it may become one of our “5  Best”!

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