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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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            Quercus Books up for sale

            Jan 22 2014: Last week Quercus (who publish the Stieg Larsson books in the UK and recently opened an office in the US) announced a large and unexpected end of year loss. This week it has announced that it is up for sale.

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              Survey reveals that most writers earn less than $1000 a year

              Jan 20 2014: A survey reveals that 54% of traditionally-published authors and almost 80% of go-it-alone writers are making less than US$1,000 a year.

              More than 9,000 writers, from aspiring authors to seasoned pros, took part in the 2014 Digital Book World and Writer's Digest ...

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                More Americans reading e-books, but few of them giving up print

                Jan 17 2014: The proportion of Americans who read e-books is growing, but few have completely replaced print books for electronic versions.

                The percentage of adults who read an e-book in the past year has risen to 28%, up from 23% at the end of 2012. At the same time, about seven...

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