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The Dinner by Herman Koch becomes most translated modern Dutch novel

Oct 02 2013: Herman Koch's novel The Dinner (published in the U.S. by Hogarth) has reached a milestone: it is now the most translated modern Dutch novel. According to the Dutch Foundation for Literature, the book has been sold in 37 countries, and will be published in 33 languages, ...

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    Tom Clancy dead aged 66

    Oct 02 2013: Tom Clancy died yesterday, October 1. He was 66. The bestselling author’s career began with the publication of The Hunt for Red October, originally published by the Naval Institute Press before being acquired by Putnam in 1984. The book went on to be a blockbuster movie...

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      Scribd launches e-book subscription service

      Oct 01 2013: Scribd, a digital distribution, document storage and book discovery platform, is launchng a subscription e-book service that will give users access to an unlimited number of books for $8.99 a month. The all-you-can-read service can be accessed by all smartphone, tablet ...

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        54% of adults read a book for pleasure in 2012

        Sep 26 2013: According to the just released results of the National Endowment for the Arts 2012 Survey, last year 54% of American adults read a work of literature or a book (fiction or nonfiction) not required for work or school. However, adults' rates of literary reading (novels or...

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          AAP reports half year sales - total book sales down 4.5%

          Sep 20 2013: In the first half of the year, total net book sales fell 4.5%, to $5.491 billion, compared to the first half of 2012, representing sales of 1,196 publishers and distributed clients as reported to the Association of American Publishers.

          Adult hardcovers and ebooks ...

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            Amazon warehouse workers sue to be paid for time spent in screening checks

            Sep 20 2013: A growing number of Amazon.com warehouse workers are suing the online retail giant and its contractors for requiring them to undergo time-consuming and unpaid security screenings in order to do their jobs.

            In their proposed class-action suits, workers say they spent ...

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              RadioShack and Staples remove Amazon lockers from their stores

              Sep 20 2013: Staples and RadioShack have removed the Amazon lockers from their stores a year after introducing the program. The program was aimed at customers in cities worried about the safety of packages being delivered to their doorstep or lobby - allowing them to pick up from a ...

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                National Book Awards Long Lists Announced

                Sep 19 2013: Over the last week or so, the National Book Foundation has been releasing the long lists for its National Book Awards. The last of these lists, for fiction, was released today. All lists can be found at the National Book Foundation's website. The shortlists will be ...

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