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Top 10 most challenged books in American libraries

Apr 15 2013: The American Library Association's list of most challenged books for 2012, based on "464 reports of attempts to remove or restrict materials from school curricula and library bookshelves" includes:

1. Captain Underpants series, by Dav Pilkey
2. The Absolutely True ...

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    B&N subsidiary Nook Media launches self publishing e-book program

    Apr 10 2013: Nook Media, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, has launched Nook Press, a self-publishing e-book program designed with input from PubIt!, B&N's original self-publishing platform, and using technology from partner FastPencil.

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      Colleges testing software that allows professors to monitor usage of e-textbooks

      Apr 09 2013: Nine colleges and universities are testing a Coursesmart program that allows professors to monitor students' usage of e-textbooks. CourseSmart is owned by Pearson, McGraw-Hill and other major publishers, which see an opportunity to cement their dominance in digital ...

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        Peter Workman, founder of Workman Publishing Company dies aged 74

        Apr 08 2013: Workman Publishing Company founder, Peter Workman, 74, died of cancer on Sunday, April 7 at his home in New York. In addition to Workman's six imprints are Workman, Artisan, Algonquin, Black Dog & Leventhan, Highbridge, Storey, and Timber Press

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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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