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Power of local indie businesses working together shown in results of bookstores in "Local First" areas

Mar 07 2014: According to stats from the American Bookseller Association, areas that have active Local First organizations, encouraging people to shop locally, saw a big difference in foot traffic and sales during the holidays and throughout the year. Independent businesses in ...

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    Southern California bookstores react strongly to LA Times decision to partner with Amazon for Festival of Books.

    Mar 07 2014: Fallout from the Los Angeles Times decision to partner with Amazon for its Festival of Books website sales continued yesterday, with an increasing number of indie bookstores and small presses weighing in on the situation while deciding what action to take in light of a ...

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      B&N slashes Nook investment in third-quarter - down 74% year on year

      Mar 07 2014: Barnes & Noble’s filing with the SEC for the third quarter of fiscal 2014 shows how dramatically the company is scaling back its Nook operations. During the period ended January 25, 2014, Nook capital expenditures were $7.4 million, a decline of 74% from the money spent...

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        14 million children in UK & Ireland receive free book voucher on World Book Day

        Mar 06 2014: Today is World Book Day in the U.K and Ireland. The goal of the annual celebration "is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own."

        The event is marked by many local events at ...

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          Petition against Amazon "gangster bullies" gets support from author Anne Rice

          Mar 06 2014: Nearly 3,000 people, including author Anne Rice, have signed a petition asking Amazon.com to "protect users and indie publishing authors from bullying and harassment by removing anonymity and requiring identity verification for reviewing and forum participation."

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            Booksellers file documents with Supreme Court arguing to upholding the principle of Virginia v. ABA

            Mar 04 2014: The Media Coalition and a group of booksellers, librarians, publishers and media organizations have filed a friend-of-the-court brief in Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus, a case before the Supreme Court, urging the court to "reaffirm the principle that persons who have...

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              Barnes & Noble confirms Nook division will continue to shrink

              Feb 27 2014: In a brief but informative conference call following the release of its third quarter results, Barnes & Noble executives talked about the downsizing of the Nook division, the need for the company to maintain a presence in the digital reading device market as well to ...

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                Kate DiCamillo and ABA Launch Indies First Storytime Day

                Feb 21 2014: Building on the success of the Indies First movement launched last year by Sherman Alexie, the American Booksellers Association today unveiled plans for Indies First Storytime Day, spearheaded by award-winning author Kate DiCamillo, the Library of Congress’ 2014 –2015 ...

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