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In this week’s news round-up: 2022 was a tumultuous year for publishers; a look back at the year’s award-winning novels; the impact of BookTok on publishing; an AI-created comic is deemed ineligible for copyright; Kindle Publishing for Periodicals is closing; and more.

How Will BookTok Change Publishing in 2023?
Rolling Stone
TikTok’s BookTok community, which brings together readers, reviewers, and authors, is impacting the book world while running into some of its longstanding issues.

The Award-Winning Novels of 2022
Literary Hub
Take a look back at the winners of the biggest book prizes of 2022, from the Pulitzer to the Booker, the Nebula to the Edgar.

Latino Authors’ Stellar Year and What’s to Come
Recent bestsellers by Latinx authors have showcased a variety of styles and genres and opened the door for further creative experimentation.

Literary Luminaries Debate Diversity, Publishing’s Moral Obligations at PEN Town Hall
Publishers Weekly
Authors and publishers discussed what publishers can and should do to correct systemic issues in the publishing industry at a PEN America panel discussion, “Do Publishers Have a Moral Obligation to Diversify American Literature?”

Kindle Publishing for Periodicals is Closing in September 2023
Good e-Reader
Amazon announced that it is ending print and digital subscriptions for magazines and newspapers as well as sales of individual digital issues, with everything moving to Prime Reading and Kindle Unlimited.

Publishing, Under Pressure
The New York Times
The publishing industry experienced a tumultuous year in 2022, and its troubles aren’t over. The TimesMorning newsletter looked at how free speech, labor, and consolidation will impact the industry in 2023.

Will You Read the Jan. 6 Report Cover-to-Cover? These Publishers Hope So.
At least six book publishers have announced plans to print the House panel’s report on the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

AI-Created Comic Has Been Deemed Ineligible for Copyright Protection
The U.S. Copyright Office has reversed an earlier decision and ruled that a comic book created using artificial intelligence is ineligible for copyright protection.