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14 million children in UK & Ireland receive free book voucher on World Book Day

Mar 06 2014: Today is World Book Day in the U.K and Ireland. The goal of the annual celebration "is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own."

The event is marked by many local events at ...

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    Petition against Amazon "gangster bullies" gets support from author Anne Rice

    Mar 06 2014: Nearly 3,000 people, including author Anne Rice, have signed a petition asking Amazon.com to "protect users and indie publishing authors from bullying and harassment by removing anonymity and requiring identity verification for reviewing and forum participation."

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      Booksellers file documents with Supreme Court arguing to upholding the principle of Virginia v. ABA

      Mar 04 2014: The Media Coalition and a group of booksellers, librarians, publishers and media organizations have filed a friend-of-the-court brief in Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus, a case before the Supreme Court, urging the court to "reaffirm the principle that persons who have...

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        Barnes & Noble confirms Nook division will continue to shrink

        Feb 27 2014: In a brief but informative conference call following the release of its third quarter results, Barnes & Noble executives talked about the downsizing of the Nook division, the need for the company to maintain a presence in the digital reading device market as well to ...

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          Kate DiCamillo and ABA Launch Indies First Storytime Day

          Feb 21 2014: Building on the success of the Indies First movement launched last year by Sherman Alexie, the American Booksellers Association today unveiled plans for Indies First Storytime Day, spearheaded by award-winning author Kate DiCamillo, the Library of Congress’ 2014 –2015 ...

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            James Patterson giving $1m to indie bookstores. 55 stores benefit to date

            Feb 20 2014: James Patterson has begun disbursing the $1 million he said he would donate this year to independent bookstores to help support them. For now, he's giving $267,000 to 55 bookstores as well as California Bookstore Day. (The checks range from $2,000-$15,000; the average ...

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              Washington D.C. tops most literate US city list for 4th year

              Feb 12 2014: According to the Center for Public Policy & Social Research at Central Connecticut State University, once again Washington, D.C. tops the list of most literate USA cities. The survey has been run annually since at least 2005 and has placed Washington, D.C. top for ...

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                Cheap Words: Amazon is good for customers. But is it good for books?

                Feb 11 2014: The New Yorker has an interesting article on the evolution of Amazon, including that before settling on the name of the world's largest river by volume, founder Jeff Bezos considered calling his fledgling website Relentless.com - which, if you enter the URL, will take ...

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