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Trendsetter’s Book-Biz Essential Reading, 4/7-4/13, 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.




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):,2817,2402886,00.asp

Some nitty-gritty on what this suit and settlements could mean for all concerned (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

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:

“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.


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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