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Authors Guild: Google must not be permitted to build its financial empire off the backs of authors

Apr 14 2014: Late Friday afternoon, the Authors Guild filed its appeal in its copyright infringement lawsuit against Google, asking the appellate court to reverse a lower court’s ruling that granted summary judgment to Google, while denying the Guild’s request for partial summary ...

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    The Goldfinch and Toms River win Pulitzers

    Apr 14 2014: The 2014 Pulitzer Prize winners in the books category are:

    Fiction: "The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt (Little, Brown)

    History: "The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832" by Alan Taylor (W.W. Norton)

    Biography: "Margaret Fuller: A New American ...

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      Adrian Mole author, Sue Townsend, dies aged 68

      Apr 11 2014: Sue Townsend, 68, died at home on Thursday after a short illness following many years suffering with diabetes that left her blind.

      She will be best remembered for her 8 book series starting with The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, aged 13 3/4, which was published in ...

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        Ken Follett to write sequel to The Pillars of the Earth

        Apr 08 2014: UK publisher Pan Macmillan has acquired three new novels by Ken Follett, including a sequel to The Pillars of the Earth.

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          World Book Night U.S. releases interactive map of givers by zip code

          Apr 08 2014: World Book Night U.S. has released an interactive map that lists givers by zip code as well as official stores and libraries.

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            Peter Matthiessen dies aged 86

            Apr 06 2014: Peter Matthiessen, well-known US writer and environmentalist, died at the age of 86 of leukemia. His notable works include The Snow Leopard, Shadow Country and At Play in the Fields of the Lord.

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              Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 87, in hospital

              Apr 04 2014: Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 87, is in hospital in Mexico City for an unspecified infection, and related dehydration. Mexico's Secretary of Health indicated in a statement that "once he's completed his course of antibiotics his discharge from the hospital will be ...

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                In-Mall Library Kiosk Debuts in California

                Apr 03 2014: A new touchscreen 400-book library kiosk has debuted at Sierra Vista Mall in Clovis, Calif. According to Jonathan Waltmire, the library spokesperson, this is the first library kiosk of its kind to debut in a U.S. mall.

                Just as in the main library, a Fresno County ...

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