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LA Festival of Books adds Indiebound buy links alongside Amazon

Mar 11 2014: In a move that seems a victory for the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association, the Los Angeles Times is in the process of adding IndieBound buy buttons to the Festival of Books’ website author page, which initially sent consumers exclusively to Amazon. ...

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    Two weeks after launch, 50 authors already signed up for first ever "Indies First Storytime Day" on May 17

    Mar 10 2014: Since the launch of Indies First Storytime Day just two weeks ago, more than 50 authors have signed on to read at independent bookstores across the USA on May 17, as part of this year's celebration of Children's Book Week (May 12-18). Among them is Kate DiCamillo, the ...

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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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