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June 2009: Top Publishing Stories of the Year

June 2009 began with that special GalleyCat video of Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison defending books against censorship at an intimate Free Speech Leadership Council event.

In sad news, Ann Arbor’s Shaman Drum Bookshop closed in June. Chris Anderson’s admitted to lifting Wikipedia passages in his book, “Free: The Future of a Radical Price.”

In lighter news, two college kids scored a book deal for “Twitterature.” Finally, we looked at books by the late, great Michael Jackson.

Welcome to GalleyCat’s annual year-end roundup of publishing headlines. It’s a chance to celebrate our good news and reflect on our bad news after a long, challenging year for the industry. Visit our Year in Review link to read all about what happened to publishing in 2009. Include your favorite headlines in the comments section…

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