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Women's Prize for Fiction (formerly Orange Prize) longlist announced

Mar 13 2013: The longlist for the Women's Prize for Fiction (formerly Orange Prize) has been announced, including Hilary Mantel, Zadie Smith, Barbara Kingsolver, Maria Semple, Gillian Flynn and fifteen others.

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    More organizations rally to block Amazon from buying .book, .read etc domain names

    Mar 12 2013: More organizations, including the Authors Guild and Barnes & Noble, have filed objections to Amazon's request for future domain names such as .book, .author, .read, .app and more.

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      Publishers oppose Amazon's bid to buy .book domain name

      Mar 08 2013: In a filing this week with ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) the Association of American Publishers came out against a bid by Amazon to buy the .book domain name for its exclusive use, saying such an application would be counter to public ...

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        Law firm investigating Author Solutions and its subsidiaries including AuthorHouse, iUniverse and Xlibris

        Mar 04 2013: A New York City law firm is "investigating the practices" of Author Solutions and its subsidiaries AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Trafford, Xlibris, Inkubook and Wordclay. The firm said, "Authors using Author Solutions have complained of deceptive practices, including enticing...

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          B&N Third Quarter: Nook Drags Down Results

          Feb 28 2013: Barnes & Noble's third quarter revenues (ending January 26) fell 8.8%, to $2.2 billion, and the net loss was $6.1 million, compared to net earnings of $52 million a year ago. Sales of $2.2 billion were below analysts' estimates of $2.4 million, Reuters reported. As a ...

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            B&N may drop the Nook; chair Leonard Riggio considering buying bookstore chain

            Feb 25 2013: Leonard Riggio, Barnes & Noble's chairman and largest shareholder, with 30% of the company's common stock, is exploring the possibility of buying out B&N's bookstore chain.

            Additionally, an unnamed source told the New York Times Barnes & Noble is considering a move ...

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              Indie bookstores file class action suit against Amazon & big six publishers that could change how ebooks are sold

              Feb 22 2013: Three independent bookstores are taking Amazon and the so-called Big Six publishers (Random House, Penguin, Hachette, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster and Macmillan) to court in an attempt to level the playing field for book retailers. If successful, the lawsuit could ...

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                Author files suit against Arthur Conan Doyle Estate asking that Holmes and Watson no longer be protected by copyright laws.

                Feb 19 2013: Author and lawyer Leslie Klinger has filed a suit in the US federal court against the Arthur Conan Doyle Estate after the Estate recently tried to extract license fees from him. Klinger asks that the court declare that the famous characters of Holmes and Watson are no ...

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