Here’s a quick list of some stuff going on in publishing, plus some online sites you can troll for the latest news:
Publishing Trends: http://www.publishingtrends.com/
Publisher’s Weekly: http://www.publishersweekly.com/
Very interesting article about a possible competitor for Amazon's Kindle: UK launch for Nook's self-publishing platform
And if you’re a scifi-fantasy geek, like me, check out io9on regular basis here.
Meanwhile, keep writing and reading!