In honor of April Fools’ Day, fake publishing news has been circulating the Internet all day. We rounded up a few examples. Above, we’ve embedded that Harry Potter/Dangerous Minds parody skit from College Humor.
Smashwords revealed plans to purchase Amazon to create Smashazon.com, a site dedicated to making “your eBook, your way.”
Author Jane Friedman offered her funny predictions with The Future of Publishing: Enigma Variations. She imagined that authors James Patterson, Stephen King, and Dan Brown will create United Authors, an collective earning $11 billion by 2016.