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Aug 17 2013: The $166 million USA publishers have agreed to pay to settle e-book price fixing charges could soon begin flowing to consumers - with more than 23 million accounts eligible to receive refunds.
Aug 09 2013: Barbara Mertz, who wrote more than 35 mysteries under the pseudonym Elizabeth Peters and 29 suspense novels as Barbara Michaels, died yesterday aged 85
Aug 06 2013: Crime writer Elmore Leonard suffered a stroke a week ago and remains hospitalized at an undisclosed Detroit area hospital, his longtime researcher Gregg Sutter confirmed today.
"Elmore had a stroke; it happened a week ago, last Monday," Sutter said. "He's doing ...
Aug 06 2013: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has signed a contract with the Washington Post Company to purchase its newspaper publishing business and other publishing assets for $250 million. The purchaser is not Amazon.com, but an entity that belongs to Bezos personally.
The deal covers ...
Jul 31 2013: J K Rowling has pledged to donate worldwide publishing royalties from The Cuckoo's Calling to The Soldier's Charity, formerly the Army Benevolent Fund, for a period of three years. Meanwhile Russells, the legal firm which leaked her identity as the author Robert ...
Jul 30 2013: Crime fiction writer Leighton Gage has passed away. He was 71 years old. Over the course of Gage's career, he wrote a seven-book series starring Brazilian law enforcement officer Chief Inspector Mario Silva. Soho Press senior editor Juliet Grimes offered this tribute: ...
Jul 29 2013: Amazon's weekend price slashing is apparently in response to an Overstock.com promotion to offer "hundreds of thousands" of books at least "10% off Amazon's book prices." Most of the Amazon prices match to the penny what Overstock is charging, while in other cases they ...
Jul 27 2013: Yesterday Amazon began discounting many bestselling hardcover titles between 50% and 65%, levels never seen in the history of Amazon or in the bricks-and-mortar price wars of the past. "It's an open declaration of war against the industry," said Jack McKeown, president ...
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