Friday Publishing News Roundup: Finding a book agent, Amazon’s latest controversy and more…

A weekly roundup of what people are talking about in book marketing and book publicity.

We shared some clients' book birthdays, seen left, on the Smith Instagram

Google book searches will now return results from your local library [The Millions]

The National Book Foundation named Annie Proulx winner of medal for distinguished contribution to American letters [Publishers' Weekly]

Amazon has initiated legal proceedings against five alleged violations of its rules for self-published books, but in doing so revealed details about how to game its bestseller lists [Quartz]

10 authors share how they got their book agent [Beth McMullen Blog]

Sandy Smith talks about when to start thinking about book publicity, and what to do with it when you get it. [All Things Book Marketing Podcast]

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