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 Agency Model vs DOJ drama continues, but this week things get real, yo: The Department of Justice is suing Apple, Macmillan, and Penguin over eBooks (Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster have settled): http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2402886,00.asp
Some nitty-gritty on what this suit and settlements could mean for all concerned http://paidcontent.org/2012/04/11/everything-you-need-to-know-about-e-book-doj-lawsuit-in-one-post/ (if you read one out of 5 this week, make it this one.)
As if Amazon and the Big 6 weren’t giving us enough to talk about already, this sneaky little story cropped up, thanks to Chris Meadows at Teleread: http://www.teleread.com/ebooks/big-six-publishers-decline-to-renew-contract-with-amazon-over-unfavorable-terms/
In other shocking news, really important things are happening for publishers not based in New York! Or Boston! Or the United States at all!! Like publishers in Burma, for example: http://mhpbooks.com/a-new-era-in-publishing-in-burma/
“Sure I want to check ebooks out from the library, but…” Don’t worry: The Queens, New York public library has got your back. Or, rather, your ereader. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304356604577338200273264824.html
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”!