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Bryce Courtenay, author of the bestselling "Power of One", dies aged 79

Nov 26 2012: Australian author Bryce Courtenay, who wrote about the struggles of life in Australia and South Africa, has died at his home in Canberra, his publisher said on Friday, just two weeks after his latest novel was published and three months after he informed fans that he ...

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    Will the Big Six Publishers become the Big Two?

    Nov 21 2012: Having lost out on their prospective bid to buy Penguin (which is to merge with Random House), News Corp, who already own Harper Collins, appears to have its eyes on Simon & Schuster which is currently owned by CBS Corp.

    Currently, Random House, Penguin, Hachette, ...

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      Louise Erdrich wins National Book Award for Fiction; Katherine Boo wins Nonfiction

      Nov 14 2012: The winners of 2012 The National Book Awards are:

      Fiction: The Round House by Louise Erdrich

      Nonfiction: Behind The Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

      Poetry: Bewilderment by David Ferry

      Young Readers: Goblin Secrets by William Alexander

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        Google's ad revenue exceeds all U.S. print combined

        Nov 13 2012: Google generated $20.8 billion in ad revenue in the first six months of 2012, while newspapers and magazines in the U.S. made $19.2 billion, according to Statista. While an astounding figure, it should be noted that this is not an apples to apples comparison as it ...

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          National Book Awards planning big splash ceremony

          Nov 12 2012: It's looking like the National Book Awards dinner this Wednesday evening in Manhattan will be a considerably more glamorous event than in recent years.

          In addition to moving the event from a midtown Marriott to the Cipriani Wall Street and installing a red carpet ...

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            New Bridget Jones book on the way, plus musical & movie

            Nov 12 2012: Author Helen Fielding announced on U.K. radio today that the perennially lovelorn Bridget Jones will return for a third installment.

            "The new novel is set in present-day London, with an entirely new scenario for Bridget," Fielding said on the show Women's Hour Friday...

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              Philip Roth confirms no further novels

              Nov 11 2012: In an interview with a French magazine, Philip Roth, aged 78, said that he does not intend to write any more novels, and has not been working on anything new since his last novel, Nemesis, was published three years ago:

              Talking about the period after Nemesis was ...

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                World Book Night announces titles and opens applications for would be givers

                Nov 08 2012: World Book Night U.S. have announced the books to be given away during World Book Night 2013 on April 23, and have also opened the application process for those who would like to give away books. To see the list of books and apply to be a giver, click the link below.

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