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Marketplace Fairness Act passes Senate

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 ...

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    David Poindexter, Founder of MacAdam/Cage, dies aged 59

    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.

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      Hachette eBooks (inc Little Brown & Grand Central) to be available in libraries soon

      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...

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        "Man Without a Face" author Masha Gessen to write book on Tsarnaev brothers

        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. ...

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          Authors sue Author Solutions saying it's a "vanity press" that presents itself as an independent publisher

          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 ...

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            Amazon employees in Germany set to strike for ~$14 hourly rate

            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...

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              Jocasta Innes, interior designer, writer and inventive cook, dies aged 78

              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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                Don DeLilo wins inaugural Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction

                Apr 26 2013: Don DeLillo has been named the first recipient of the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, which honors "an American literary writer whose body of work is distinguished not only for its mastery of the art but for its originality of thought and imagination. ...

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