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Supreme Court declines to review Amazon & Overstock's lawsuit about paying tax in New York state.

Dec 03 2013: The Supreme Court has declined to review the lawsuit by Amazon and Overstock challenging New York State's 2008 law requiring them to collect sales tax.

American Booksellers Association CEO Oren Teicher commented: "It's heartening that the U.S. Supreme Court's ...

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    First ever Indies First event on Small Business Saturday proves great success

    Dec 02 2013: The first ever Indies First event, proposed by Sherman Alexie just three months ago, has proved a great success. Last Saturday, Nov 30, more than 1000 authors handsold books at more than 400 indie bookstores, adding to the excitement generated by Small Business Saturday...

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      Donal Ryan wins Guardian first book award with The Spinning Heart

      Dec 02 2013: Novelist Donal Ryan has won the 2013 Guardian first book award with an angry portrait of rural life in post-crash Ireland, The Spinning Heart. Steerforth will publish it in the USA in February 2014.

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        National Book Award Winners announced

        Nov 21 2013: The National Book Award winners are:

        Fiction: James McBride for The Good Lord Bird
        Nonfiction: George Packer for The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America

        Poetry: Mary Szybist for Incarnadine

        YA Literature: Cynthia Kadohata for The Thing About Luck

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          US bookstore sales rise 6.3% in September after falling for previous three months

          Nov 20 2013: After falling for three consecutive months, US bookstore sales rose 6.3% in September, to $1.30 billion, according to preliminary estimates released Wednesday morning by the Census Bureau.

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            William Weaver, renowned translator of Umberto Eco etc, dies aged 90

            Nov 19 2013: William Weaver, who has died aged 90, was the greatest of all Italian translators. Before him, the professional translator was considered little better than a superior sort of typist. Weaver helped to bring the art of translation out of obscurity and give it a literary ...

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              Barbara Park, Junie B. Jones author, dies age 66

              Nov 18 2013: Barbara Park, author of the Junie B. Jones series, died Friday after a long battle with ovarian cancer, according to a statement released Sunday by Random House Books for Young Readers. She was a longtime resident of Scottsdale, Ariz., where she lived with her husband,...

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                Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing dies aged 94

                Nov 17 2013: British author Doris Lessing died today, aged 94.

                She became the oldest winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature when in 2007, at the age of 88, she won the award for her life's work. Her best-known works include The Golden Notebook, Memoirs of a Survivor and The ...

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