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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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    Latin American countries successfully block Amazon from registering .amazon as a top level domain

    Jul 19 2013: A group of Latin American countries appears to have succeeded in an effort to block Amazon, the online retailer, from using .amazon as a new suffix for Internet addresses. A committee of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, an international ...

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      Attorney's wife's best friend reveals J.K. Rowling's secret identity. Rowling furious

      Jul 19 2013: JK Rowling's London law firm has admitted that one of their partners was responsible for revealing that Rowling is the author of Robert Galbraith's The Cuckoo's Calling. Apparently, one of the partners revealed the secret to his wife's best friend.

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        JK Rowling used pseudonym to write crime novel.

        Jul 14 2013: JK Rowling has secretly written a crime novel under the guise of male debut writer Robert Galbraith.

        The Harry Potter author was acclaimed for The Cuckoo's Calling, about a war veteran turned private investigator called Cormoran Strike.

        The book, published in ...

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          Judge rules that Apple colluded with major publishers to fix e-book prices

          Jul 10 2013: In a major blow, Judge Denise Cote today ruled that Apple did indeed collude with five major publishers to fix e-book prices in 2010. The decision comes following the June 20 close of Apple’s high profile court battle.

          “Based on the trial record, and for the reasons ...

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            Barnes & Noble CEO resigns

            Jul 09 2013: With its Nook Media strategy floundering, the architect of that effort, William Lynch, resigned Monday as CEO of parent company Barnes & Noble. With Lynch’s departure, Michael Huseby, who joined B&N in March 2012 as CFO, has been named CEO of Nook Media LLC and ...

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              Text book publisher, Cengage Learning, files for bankruptcy protection

              Jul 03 2013: Cengage Learning, a private equity-backed education company, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Tuesday as part of an effort to shrink its $5.8 billion debt load. The company, based in Stamford, Conn., also said that it had entered into a restructuring ...

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                USA public libraries to launch monthly Top-10 list this Fall.

                Jul 02 2013: Starting this fall, public library staff from across the country will select a monthly top-10 list of their favorite new adult releases. The volunteer program, called LibraryReads, has been in the works since 2011; librarians began discussions about creating an ...

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