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First ever Indies First event on Small Business Saturday proves great success

Dec 02 2013: The first ever Indies First event, proposed by Sherman Alexie just three months ago, has proved a great success. Last Saturday, Nov 30, more than 1000 authors handsold books at more than 400 indie bookstores, adding to the excitement generated by Small Business Saturday...

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    Donal Ryan wins Guardian first book award with The Spinning Heart

    Dec 02 2013: Novelist Donal Ryan has won the 2013 Guardian first book award with an angry portrait of rural life in post-crash Ireland, The Spinning Heart. Steerforth will publish it in the USA in February 2014.

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      National Book Award Winners announced

      Nov 21 2013: The National Book Award winners are:

      Fiction: James McBride for The Good Lord Bird
      Nonfiction: George Packer for The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America

      Poetry: Mary Szybist for Incarnadine

      YA Literature: Cynthia Kadohata for The Thing About Luck

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        US bookstore sales rise 6.3% in September after falling for previous three months

        Nov 20 2013: After falling for three consecutive months, US bookstore sales rose 6.3% in September, to $1.30 billion, according to preliminary estimates released Wednesday morning by the Census Bureau.

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          William Weaver, renowned translator of Umberto Eco etc, dies aged 90

          Nov 19 2013: William Weaver, who has died aged 90, was the greatest of all Italian translators. Before him, the professional translator was considered little better than a superior sort of typist. Weaver helped to bring the art of translation out of obscurity and give it a literary ...

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            Barbara Park, Junie B. Jones author, dies age 66

            Nov 18 2013: Barbara Park, author of the Junie B. Jones series, died Friday after a long battle with ovarian cancer, according to a statement released Sunday by Random House Books for Young Readers. She was a longtime resident of Scottsdale, Ariz., where she lived with her husband,...

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              Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing dies aged 94

              Nov 17 2013: British author Doris Lessing died today, aged 94.

              She became the oldest winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature when in 2007, at the age of 88, she won the award for her life's work. Her best-known works include The Golden Notebook, Memoirs of a Survivor and The ...

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                More Than 700 Authors to Take Part in Indies First

                Nov 15 2013: More than 700 authors have signed up to handsell their favorite titles at over 400 independent bookstores during Indies First on Small Business Saturday, November 30. Last week, the American Booksellers Association launched an interactive map of participating Indies ...

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