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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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          National Book Foundation announce winners of 5 Under 35. All five authors are women

          Sep 12 2013: The National Book Foundation have announced their 5 Under 35 authors for 2013. Two of the authors' books are yet to publish and another is not available yet in the USA. All five of the authors are women. The winners are:

          Molly Antopol, The UnAmericans (will publish in...

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            JK Rowling to write Harry Potter spin-off film - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

            Sep 12 2013: JK Rowling is to make her screenwriting debut in a new Harry Potter-themed film series, Warner Bros has announced.

            The first film of the series will be titled Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. It, and the later films, will be adapted from the book of the same ...

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              Man Booker Prize shortlist announced

              Sep 10 2013: The shortlist for the Man Booker Prize has just been announced:

              We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo
              The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
              The Harvest by Jim Crace
              The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
              A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
              The Testament of Mary by ...

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                Apple hit with U.S. injunction in e-books antitrust case

                Sep 09 2013: A U.S. judge who found Apple conspired to fix e-book prices imposed new restrictions on the iPad maker on Friday, limiting its agreements with publishers. An external monitor is also to be appointed to review Apple's antitrust compliance policies, procedures and ...

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