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Millions Qualify for E-book Refunds

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.

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    Barbara Mertz (aka Elizabeth Peters & Barbara Michaels) dies aged 85

    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

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      Elmore Leonard doing well in hospital after stroke

      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 ...

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        Jeff Bezos buys Washington Post

        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 ...

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          Rowling to donate royalties to Soldier's Charity

          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 ...

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            Crime fiction writer Leighton Gage dies aged 71

            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: ...

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              Amazon discounts heavily in response to Overstock promotion

              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 ...

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                Amazon "declares war" on publishers

                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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