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Senate may vote on sales tax fairness bill next week

Apr 19 2013: The U.S. Senate may vote on the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 (S.336) as early as next week. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) plans to bring the bill directly to the floor for a vote without first referring it to the Senate Finance Committee, as reported by ...

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    Pulitzer for Fiction goes to The Orphan Master's Son

    Apr 15 2013: After failing to declare a fiction winner in 2012, the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction has been awarded to Adam Johnson for The Orphan Master's Son. Finalists in fiction included The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey and Nathan Englander's What We Talk About When We Talk About...

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      Granta announces 20 Best Young British Novelists

      Apr 15 2013: The London-based literary journal Granta has announced its new list of Best Young British Novelists (including Zadie Smith and Adam Thirlwell who were on the 2003 list.)

      Naomi Alderman
      Tahmima Anam
      Ned Beauman
      Jenni Fagan
      Adam Foulds
      Xiaolu Guo
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        Kobo introduces new high res eInk eReader cheaper than Kindle Paperwhite 3G

        Apr 15 2013: Kobo has introduced a new high resolution eInk eReader called the Kobo Aura HD, offering a $169.99 answer to Amazon’s $179.99 Kindle Paperwhite 3G. Like other Kobo devices, the new device lets readers access ePUB titles a format not available on Kindles.

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          Top 10 most challenged books in American libraries

          Apr 15 2013: The American Library Association's list of most challenged books for 2012, based on "464 reports of attempts to remove or restrict materials from school curricula and library bookshelves" includes:

          1. Captain Underpants series, by Dav Pilkey
          2. The Absolutely True ...

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            B&N subsidiary Nook Media launches self publishing e-book program

            Apr 10 2013: Nook Media, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, has launched Nook Press, a self-publishing e-book program designed with input from PubIt!, B&N's original self-publishing platform, and using technology from partner FastPencil.

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              Colleges testing software that allows professors to monitor usage of e-textbooks

              Apr 09 2013: Nine colleges and universities are testing a Coursesmart program that allows professors to monitor students' usage of e-textbooks. CourseSmart is owned by Pearson, McGraw-Hill and other major publishers, which see an opportunity to cement their dominance in digital ...

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                Peter Workman, founder of Workman Publishing Company dies aged 74

                Apr 08 2013: Workman Publishing Company founder, Peter Workman, 74, died of cancer on Sunday, April 7 at his home in New York. In addition to Workman's six imprints are Workman, Artisan, Algonquin, Black Dog & Leventhan, Highbridge, Storey, and Timber Press

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