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Scribd launches e-book subscription service

Oct 01 2013: Scribd, a digital distribution, document storage and book discovery platform, is launchng a subscription e-book service that will give users access to an unlimited number of books for $8.99 a month. The all-you-can-read service can be accessed by all smartphone, tablet ...

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    54% of adults read a book for pleasure in 2012

    Sep 26 2013: According to the just released results of the National Endowment for the Arts 2012 Survey, last year 54% of American adults read a work of literature or a book (fiction or nonfiction) not required for work or school. However, adults' rates of literary reading (novels or...

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      AAP reports half year sales - total book sales down 4.5%

      Sep 20 2013: In the first half of the year, total net book sales fell 4.5%, to $5.491 billion, compared to the first half of 2012, representing sales of 1,196 publishers and distributed clients as reported to the Association of American Publishers.

      Adult hardcovers and ebooks ...

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        Amazon warehouse workers sue to be paid for time spent in screening checks

        Sep 20 2013: A growing number of Amazon.com warehouse workers are suing the online retail giant and its contractors for requiring them to undergo time-consuming and unpaid security screenings in order to do their jobs.

        In their proposed class-action suits, workers say they spent ...

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          RadioShack and Staples remove Amazon lockers from their stores

          Sep 20 2013: Staples and RadioShack have removed the Amazon lockers from their stores a year after introducing the program. The program was aimed at customers in cities worried about the safety of packages being delivered to their doorstep or lobby - allowing them to pick up from a ...

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            National Book Awards Long Lists Announced

            Sep 19 2013: Over the last week or so, the National Book Foundation has been releasing the long lists for its National Book Awards. The last of these lists, for fiction, was released today. All lists can be found at the National Book Foundation's website. The shortlists will be ...

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              Man Booker Prize opens to US entries with new rule that limits the number of entries from each imprint

              Sep 19 2013: Publishers have welcomed the broadening of the Man Booker Prize to include U.S. entries, while remaining concerned about the limits placed on the number of titles they can enter.

              The Man Booker organizers have compensated for increasing the number of eligible authors...

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                Move to internet sales tax fairness inches forward

                Sep 19 2013: Yesterday the House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), released a list of seven principles on Internet tax fairness intended to provide a framework for future discussions. The principles acknowledge that “Brick & Mortar, Exclusively Online, and Brick...

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