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Macmillan Starting E-book Library Lending Pilot

Jan 25 2013: Macmillan has announced that it will begin its first e-book library lending program by the end of the first quarter. It will offer libraries over 1,200 backlist e-books from its Minotaur Books imprint via Baker & Taylor, OverDrive and 3M. All books will be priced the ...

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    Survey of USA libraries finds perception of good value, but poor marketing

    Jan 23 2013: The singular most important finding in the latest Pew study, Library Services in the Digital Age, is that libraries - in the opinion of most Americans - aren’t just about books. 80% of U.S. residents say that lending books is a "very important" service, but they rate ...

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      Richard Bach finishes fourth part of Jonathan Livingston Seagull while recovering from near fatal accident

      Jan 22 2013: Richard Bach has returned to his famous inspirational novella "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" as he recovers from a near-fatal plane crash in Washington state.

      The 76-year-old author told The Seattle Times that the book originally had four parts -- not the three that ...

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        Dear Abby advice columnist dies aged 94.

        Jan 17 2013: Pauline Esther Friedman Phillips, who founded the most widely syndicated column in the world, the "Dear Abby" advice column, in 1956, died Wednesday at the age of 94 in Minneapolis after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.

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          Kobo has 12m+ registered users; 20% of the global e-reader market

          Jan 17 2013: Three year old Kobo doubled device sales last year and gained more than four million new customers within the last six months, to bring its total to more than 12 million registered users. Citing a recent DigiTimes report that Kobo has 20% of the global e-reader market, ...

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            Richard Blanco to be 2013 Inaugural Poet

            Jan 10 2013: Richard Blanco, a son of Cuban exiles, is to be the 2013 inaugural poet, joining the ranks of notables like Robert Frost and Maya Angelou. Mr. Blanco will compose an original poem for the president’s ceremonial swearing-in on the steps of the Capitol on Jan. 21. Addie ...

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              McDonald's to offer £1 deal on 15 million books

              Jan 10 2013: McDonald's in the UK has launched a two-year children's books campaign, committing to 'hand out more than 15 million books by the end of 2014' through a book offer on its Happy Meal boxes.

              The campaign follows a four-week pilot held at the beginning of 2012 which saw...

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                Print Units Fell 9 Percent in 2012

                Jan 04 2013: Unit sales of print books fell just over 9 percent in 2012 at outlets tracked by Nielsen BookScan, roughly the same percentage decline posted between 2010 and 2011.

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