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.
A review of the new iPad: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2401270,00.asp
The Justice Department plans to sue Apple and five major U.S. publishers: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/08/us-apple-e-books-idUSBRE8270B020120308
Independent publisher James Atlas teams up with Amazon Publishing: http://mhpbooks.com/51376/indie-publisher-james-atlas-is-indie-no-longer-or-now-nancy-pearl-has-a-friend/
Association of Writers & Writers Programs (AWP) talks digital publishing, especially for smaller publishers: http://www.publishingtrends.com/2012/03/reevaluating-digital-at-awp/
The Frankfurt Book Fair does some amazing things to deepen international knowledge and connections amongst young publishing professionals from around the world. Here’s why it matters (by Publishing trends alumna, Siobhan!) http://blog.book-fair.com/2012/02/29/future-of-publishing/, and if you’ve been in the business for a couple of years, here’s how to apply: http://www.buchmesse.de/en/academy/exchange/fellowshipprogramm/
And 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”!