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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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        Google wins digital library legal battle

        Nov 14 2013: Google has defeated a legal action mounted to stop it scanning and uploading millions of books.

        In 2005, the US Authors Guild sued Google alleging that its plans to create a digital library amounted to massive copyright infringement.

        In its defense, Google said ...

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          Amazon offers indie booksellers commission to sell Kindles!

          Nov 07 2013: To the astonishment of many independent booksellers, yesterday Amazon announced a program whereby indies and other retailers can sell Kindle e-readers and accessories and, in some cases, receive a percentage of sales of e-books bought on devices purchased at stores...A ...

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            Chef and author Charlie Trotter dies aged 54

            Nov 06 2013: Charlie Trotter, author of many cookbooks whose eponymous Chicago restaurant was considered one of the finest in the world, has died of a brain aneurysm aged 54.

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              Michael Palmer dies aged 71

              Nov 01 2013: Michael Palmer, physician and best-selling suspense author whose "Extreme Measures" was adapted into a 1996 film of the same name starring Hugh Grant and Gene Hackman, has died aged 71 from complications relating to a stroke and a heart attack.

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                August bookstore sales fall 4.5% year on year

                Oct 30 2013: August bookstore sales fell 4.5% compared to August 2012, according to preliminary estimates from the Census Bureau, which were delayed two weeks because of the government shutdown. For the year to date, bookstore sales have fallen 2.6%. So far this year, sales improved...

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