Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 6/20-6/24

number_5_redEvery week, we recommend 5 publishing articles/blog posts that supplement the major news for the week. Whether data or industry commentary, we hope these 5 links will be a simple way to keep you in the know.

Why are publishers launching so many new imprints?

How would the closing of Barnes & Noble affect consumers?

Are crime novels by women better than those by men?

Are ebook sales down because people are switching from e-ink readers to tablets?

Why are independent and nonprofit presses opening bookstores?

Bonus: An infographic of the Big 5’s US trade imprints.