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May 09 2013: Microsoft is reportedly offering to pay $1 billion to buy the digital assets of Nook Media LLC, the digital book and college book joint venture with Barnes & Noble and other investors, according to internal documents Techcrunch obtained.
May 07 2013: The US Senate have passed the Marketplace Fairness Act, requiring "remote" retailers with out-of-state sales of at least $1 million to collect applicable state and local sales tax on all purchases. The bill now goes to the House of Representatives, where it faces ...
May 01 2013: Founder of MacAdam/Cage Publishing David Poindexter, 59, died April 29 of cancer, just three months after he was diagnosed. Poindexter founded the independent publishing house in 1998, publishing authors including Audrey Niffenegger, Susan Vreeland, and Ann Pearlman.
May 01 2013: Following a pilot project, Hachette has announced that it will make its full catalogue available to libraries to lend in e-book form. The program will begin next week, with titles available through vendors OverDrive, 3M, and Baker & Taylor. In a statement, ALA officials...
May 01 2013: The first major book on the Tsarnaev brothers, the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings, will be published by Riverhead Books and written by the Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen, the author of "The Man Without a Face," a biography of Vladimir Putin. Ms. ...
May 01 2013: Three authors have filed suit against self-publishing service provider Author Solutions, and its parent company Penguin, airing a laundry list of complaints and alleging the company is not a publisher so much as a "vanity press." The complaint reads: "Defendants have ...
Apr 30 2013: Workers in two Amazon facilities in Germany--in Leipzig and Bad Hersfeld--have voted to authorize a strike that could begin within three weeks.
Amazon, which employs about 9,000 people in Germany, has refused to negotiate on a collective bargaining agreement with the...
Apr 30 2013: Jocasta Innes, an interior designer whose bestsellers included The Pauper's Cookbook and Paint Magic (a volume that was seemingly on all our British friend's shelves in the 1980s, and is still on ours today), died April 20. She was 78.
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