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An important opinion piece titled "The Slow Death of the American Author" by Scott Turow

Apr 08 2013: Scott Turow writes on the slow death of the American author due to the many changes in the publishing industry over the last few years, including the undermining of copyrights and, most recently, the Supreme Court's decision to allow the importation and resale of ...

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    Film critic Roger Ebert dies aged 70

    Apr 04 2013: Film critic and author Roger Ebert died today aged 70. He had been in poor health over the past decade, battling cancers of the thyroid and salivary gland. He posted an upbeat message on his blog just two days before his death:

    "...At this point in my life, in ...

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      UK Independent Bookseller Awards announced

      Apr 03 2013: The UK's Independent Bookseller Awards shortlist has been announced:

      Adult Books
      The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Rachel Joyce
      HhHH, Laurent Binet
      Bring Up The Bodies, Hilary Mantel
      Capital, John Lanchester
      The ...

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        Iain Banks announces he has inoperable late-stage cancer

        Apr 03 2013: Author Iain Banks has announced that he has inoperable late-stage metastatic gall bladder cancer and is "extremely unlikely" to live for more than another year. He and his partner Adele have just married and, at the time of his announcement, are on a short honeymoon.

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          Random House to publish book by 17-year-old Wattpad star

          Apr 03 2013: Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, has announced that it will publish e-book and print editions of The Kissing Booth, a debut book by Beth Reekles, a 17-year-old from Wales which has received more than 19 million reads and 40,000 comments to ...

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            Amazon to buy Goodreads for an undisclosed sum

            Mar 29 2013: Amazon.com has reached an agreement to acquire Goodreads, a leading site for readers and book recommendations that helps people find and share books they love. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter of 2013.

            The purchase comes amid mounting rumors that ...

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              France moves to protect independent bookstores

              Mar 27 2013: French Culture Minister Aurélie Filippetti has unveiled part of the government's plan to shore up independent booksellers. Filippetti observed that the government wants to ensure France "never suffers the same fate as the United States" with "the collapse of several [...

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                B&N reduces number of S&S books in stores as financial dispute escalates

                Mar 25 2013: Barnes & Noble has sharply reduced the number of Simon & Schuster titles it carries in its stores as well as the promotion it gives those books as a result of a financial dispute between the two companies. The dispute, which one publishing executive likened to a ...

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