Every week we recommend 5 links that the young book professional should read to feel more informed and connected to what’s going on in the industry. 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.
PoD for the People: OR Books makes its full list available through Espresso Book Machines at bookstores around the country.
LITTLE-KNOWN FACT: Some libraries let you borrow ebooks. (Or so a recent Pew study has found).
Emerging from the same ongoing confusion over when and how publishers will make their ebooks available to libraries: a deal with 3M Cloud Library that will bring thousands of Penguin’s ebooks to the New York Public Library.
The German Publishers and Booksellers Association awarded its annual Peace Prize to dissident Chinese author Liao Yiwu.
overachiever maverick Seth Godin’s Kickstarter publishing experiment kicks off with a bang, exceeding its goal in under 4 hours.
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”!