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Jeff Bezos buys Washington Post

Aug 06 2013: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has signed a contract with the Washington Post Company to purchase its newspaper publishing business and other publishing assets for $250 million. The purchaser is not Amazon.com, but an entity that belongs to Bezos personally.

The deal covers ...

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    Rowling to donate royalties to Soldier's Charity

    Jul 31 2013: J K Rowling has pledged to donate worldwide publishing royalties from The Cuckoo's Calling to The Soldier's Charity, formerly the Army Benevolent Fund, for a period of three years. Meanwhile Russells, the legal firm which leaked her identity as the author Robert ...

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      Crime fiction writer Leighton Gage dies aged 71

      Jul 30 2013: Crime fiction writer Leighton Gage has passed away. He was 71 years old. Over the course of Gage's career, he wrote a seven-book series starring Brazilian law enforcement officer Chief Inspector Mario Silva. Soho Press senior editor Juliet Grimes offered this tribute: ...

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        Amazon discounts heavily in response to Overstock promotion

        Jul 29 2013: Amazon's weekend price slashing is apparently in response to an Overstock.com promotion to offer "hundreds of thousands" of books at least "10% off Amazon's book prices." Most of the Amazon prices match to the penny what Overstock is charging, while in other cases they ...

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          Amazon "declares war" on publishers

          Jul 27 2013: Yesterday Amazon began discounting many bestselling hardcover titles between 50% and 65%, levels never seen in the history of Amazon or in the bricks-and-mortar price wars of the past. "It's an open declaration of war against the industry," said Jack McKeown, president ...

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            Latin American countries successfully block Amazon from registering .amazon as a top level domain

            Jul 19 2013: A group of Latin American countries appears to have succeeded in an effort to block Amazon, the online retailer, from using .amazon as a new suffix for Internet addresses. A committee of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, an international ...

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              Attorney's wife's best friend reveals J.K. Rowling's secret identity. Rowling furious

              Jul 19 2013: JK Rowling's London law firm has admitted that one of their partners was responsible for revealing that Rowling is the author of Robert Galbraith's The Cuckoo's Calling. Apparently, one of the partners revealed the secret to his wife's best friend.

              In a statement ...

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                JK Rowling used pseudonym to write crime novel.

                Jul 14 2013: JK Rowling has secretly written a crime novel under the guise of male debut writer Robert Galbraith.

                The Harry Potter author was acclaimed for The Cuckoo's Calling, about a war veteran turned private investigator called Cormoran Strike.

                The book, published in ...

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