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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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    Man Booker Prize opens to US entries with new rule that limits the number of entries from each imprint

    Sep 19 2013: Publishers have welcomed the broadening of the Man Booker Prize to include U.S. entries, while remaining concerned about the limits placed on the number of titles they can enter.

    The Man Booker organizers have compensated for increasing the number of eligible authors...

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      Move to internet sales tax fairness inches forward

      Sep 19 2013: Yesterday the House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), released a list of seven principles on Internet tax fairness intended to provide a framework for future discussions. The principles acknowledge that “Brick & Mortar, Exclusively Online, and Brick...

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        Twitter book club for commuters opens in UK

        Sep 17 2013: The Rail Book Club, a Twitter based book club has opened in the UK with the aim of bringing passenger reviews and book recommendations to commuters via digital screens in stations throughout the country.

        The Rail Book Club invites passengers to tweet their ...

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          8 years after Google starts to scan books, Author's Guild asks judge to shutter the program and let Congress decide

          Sep 17 2013: In its final brief before oral arguments, the Authors Guild this week closed by imploring Judge Denny Chin to shoot down Google's book scanning program, and let Congress ask questions later.

          "The fair use doctrine is not designed to address the enormity of Google's ...

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            James Patterson to give $1 million to US bookstores that have children's section.

            Sep 17 2013: James Patterson plans to give $1 million to support independent bookstores that have a children's section. No specifics have been released as yet but interested parties can sign up for more information on his website.

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              Man Booker Prize likely to open award to USA entries

              Sep 16 2013: The Sunday Times reported yesterday that entries for the Man Booker Prize would be opened to American authors from 2014. Currently, the prize is only open to writers from the UK, Ireland and the Commonwealth (sovereign states that used to be part of the British colonies...

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                Books Are My Bag campaign launches in UK

                Sep 13 2013: Saturday Sept 14 marks the biggest ever campaign for bookstores in the UK, with the launch of the Books Are My Bag campaign, starting with the Big Bookshop Party on Saturday.

                The celebration of books and bookshops will run through Christmas supported by more than 250...

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