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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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    Oyster - "The Netflix for Books" now open

    Sep 09 2013: Oyster, a book subscription service that launched a few days ago, provides an all-you-can-read experience for a monthly fee of $9.95 a month. Currently Oyster offers 100,000 titles including books from from HarperCollins, Workman, Melville House, and Houghton Mifflin ...

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      National Book Foundation to bestow lifetime awards on E. L. Doctorow and Maya Angelou

      Sep 05 2013: The National Book Foundation will award its 2013 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters to E. L. Doctorow and bestow its 2013 Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community to Dr. Maya Angelou at the 64th National Book ...

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        Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson to star in Fifty Shades of Grey

        Sep 03 2013: Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam will play Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey, the Universal Pictures and Focus Features adaptation of the bestselling book series. Newcomer Dakota Johnson, daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, will play the role of ...

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          Kindle MatchBook to allow customers to purchase discounted Kindle editions of print books they have already bought

          Sep 03 2013: Amazon have announced that from October those who have purchased certain print books from Amazon will be able to buy the Kindle ebook version at a discounted price. Currently the program offers about 10,000 titles, including titles from Amazon's own publishing program ...

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            New Kindle Paperwhite lets GoodReads members rate and share directly from Kindle

            Sep 03 2013: Amazon will start shipping a new version of the Kindle Paperwhite at the end of September with improved contrast and better lighting. The new device, which will be priced at $119, also allows Goodreads members to rate books and share passages directly from the Kindle.

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              Science fiction Grand Master Frederik Pohl dies aged 93.

              Sep 03 2013: Science fiction Grand Master Frederik Pohl died over the weekend aged 93. A contemporary of Isaac Asimov, Jack Vance and James Blish, Pohl was one of the last survivors of Science Fiction's "Golden Age". Lecturer, editor and prolific writer, he won numerous awards ...

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                Poet Seamus Heaney dies aged 74

                Aug 30 2013: Seamus Heaney, considered by many as the best Irish poet since Yeats, has died aged 74. During his distinguished literary career he received many honors including the TS Eliot Prize, the Forward Prize, and the Nobel prize for literature. He was also an Honorary Fellow ...

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