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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/21-1/25

Every week we recommend 5 publishing news stories that young book professionals should read to feel more 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. A group of Parkland survivors have published an anthology, Parkland Speaks. Wattpad launched a direct publishing division. Finalists have been announced for the National Book Critics Circle Awards and the PEN America Literary Awards. 50 Shades author E.L. James has a new novel coming […]

A DRM Primer for a VAT World

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  * * * The ongoing and increasingly heated debate over the use of Digital Rights Management (DRM) in digital publishing has recently received more press attention because of the EU ruling to charge VAT (value-added tax) on ebooks. For those in need of a reminder, Digital Rights Management refers to the protections  that are in place on many copyrighted digital products like video games, smartphone apps and ebooks that make illegal downloading more difficult. In […]