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Trendsetter’s Essential Book-Biz Reading, 3/10-3/16, 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.

 

 

 

Kobo’s Michel Serbinis explains the differing habits of consumers using eReaders and those using tablets for reading: http://tabtimes.com/news/media/2012/03/08/kobo-tablets-are-only-casual-ebook-reading

Scott Turow’s controversial take on the Agency Model: http://blog.authorsguild.org/2012/03/09/letter-from-scott-turow-grim-news/

Libraries and publishers discuss the lending eBooks: http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/digital/content-and-e-books/article/51095-at-busy-pla-ala-president-molly-raphael-talks-e-books.html

No more print versions Encyclopedia Britannica (though it will be online): http://www.yorkdispatch.com/business/ci_20188223/encyclopaedia-britannica-stop-publishing-print-editions

Sex sells, but it also brings up issues of fan-fiction, and plagiarism: http://www.npr.org/2012/03/15/148605287/fifty-shades-of-grey-publishings-sexiest-trend

And 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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