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Maxine Kumin, Pulitzer-winning poet, dies at 88

Feb 10 2014: Maxine Kumin, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose spare, deceptively simple lines explored some of the most complex aspects of human existence — birth and death, evanescence and renewal, and the events large and small conjoining them all — died on Thursday at her home ...

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    Open Road Media to buy E-Reads, one of the oldest indie e-book publishers

    Feb 10 2014: In a deal that brings together one of the oldest independent e-book publishers with one of the largest, Open Road Integrated Media has signed an agreement to acquire E-Reads, the digital publisher founded by Richard Curtis in 1999. The purchase will add more than 1,200 ...

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      Sony closes its ebookstore, all acounts to be transferred to Kobo

      Feb 07 2014: Sony, one of the early players in the ebook business, has closed its ebook store. The company did not explain why it shut down, but despite being early to the scene, Sony has lagged behind Amazon and others in device innovations and ebook sales penetration.

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        Amazon posts profit but lower than expected - shares drop 10%

        Jan 31 2014: Amazon’s shares have fallen by 10% in after-hours trading after the online retailer failed to match analysts’ profit expectations in the run up to Christmas. However, the online retailer still reported a significant increase in profit and sales for the October-December...

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          Lemony Snickett creates award for librarians who face adversity with integrity & dignity intact!

          Jan 31 2014: Earlier this week, at ALA Midwinter in Philadelphia, the American Library Association Council approved the new Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity.

          The award will be presented annually at the ALA conference to a librarian who "has faced ...

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            Surprise win at Costas - Nathan Filer's "Where The Moon Isn't" knocks out established veterans

            Jan 29 2014: In an upset win over established veterans such as Kate Atkinson, Nathan Filer won the 2013 Costa Book Award for his debut novel, The Shock of the Fall. The book was published in the United States as Where the Moon Isn't.

            Nathan Filer, 32, is a writer and lecturer in...

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              Kate DiCamillo wins Newberry for Flora and Ulysses; her second Newbery win.

              Jan 27 2014: The ALA presented their Youth Media Awards today. The Newbery medal went to Kate DiCamillo for Flora and Ulysses (a second Newbery win for DiCamillo who won in 2003 with The Tales of Despereaux). Brian Floca won the Caldecott for Locomotive which he wrote and ...

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                ABA president proclaims incredibly positive season for many independent booksellers

                Jan 23 2014: In his opening address at the plenary breakfast on the first day of Winter Institute 9 in Seattle, Wash., American Booksellers Association president Steve Bercu proclaimed that after an "incredibly positive season for many of us," the media and general public were ...

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