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.
Maurice Sendak, beloved author of Where the Wild Things Are, passed away this week: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/09/books/maurice-sendak-childrens-author-dies-at-83.html
Pocket Star will produce only digital books: http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/digital/content-and-e-books/article/51842-pocket-star-to-be-e-book-only.html
Kindle snags Harry Potter…for a Limited-Time Only: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501465_162-57431938-501465/harry-potter-series-coming-to-kindle-owners-lending-library/
Time to write a strongly worded letter…if you think the DoJ should give Agency a chance: http://news.bookweb.org/news/aba-members-urged-make-their-voices-heard-re-agency-model
This week was Children’s Book Week! http://www.shelf-awareness.com/issue.html?issue=1733#m16046
EXTRA! Not really news, but fascinating (and perhaps revealing?) What publishing execs are reading–and on what platform: http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2012/what-are-you-reading-and-on-what-platform/
If you come across a “current events in book-biz” link you think is especially helpful, email firstname.lastname@example.org before noon EST every Friday to nominate your pick–it may become one of our “5 Best”!