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National Book Award Winners announced

Nov 21 2013: The National Book Award winners are:

Fiction: James McBride for The Good Lord Bird
Nonfiction: George Packer for The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America

Poetry: Mary Szybist for Incarnadine

YA Literature: Cynthia Kadohata for The Thing About Luck

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    US bookstore sales rise 6.3% in September after falling for previous three months

    Nov 20 2013: After falling for three consecutive months, US bookstore sales rose 6.3% in September, to $1.30 billion, according to preliminary estimates released Wednesday morning by the Census Bureau.

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      William Weaver, renowned translator of Umberto Eco etc, dies aged 90

      Nov 19 2013: William Weaver, who has died aged 90, was the greatest of all Italian translators. Before him, the professional translator was considered little better than a superior sort of typist. Weaver helped to bring the art of translation out of obscurity and give it a literary ...

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        Barbara Park, Junie B. Jones author, dies age 66

        Nov 18 2013: Barbara Park, author of the Junie B. Jones series, died Friday after a long battle with ovarian cancer, according to a statement released Sunday by Random House Books for Young Readers. She was a longtime resident of Scottsdale, Ariz., where she lived with her husband,...

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          Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing dies aged 94

          Nov 17 2013: British author Doris Lessing died today, aged 94.

          She became the oldest winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature when in 2007, at the age of 88, she won the award for her life's work. Her best-known works include The Golden Notebook, Memoirs of a Survivor and The ...

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            More Than 700 Authors to Take Part in Indies First

            Nov 15 2013: More than 700 authors have signed up to handsell their favorite titles at over 400 independent bookstores during Indies First on Small Business Saturday, November 30. Last week, the American Booksellers Association launched an interactive map of participating Indies ...

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              Google wins digital library legal battle

              Nov 14 2013: Google has defeated a legal action mounted to stop it scanning and uploading millions of books.

              In 2005, the US Authors Guild sued Google alleging that its plans to create a digital library amounted to massive copyright infringement.

              In its defense, Google said ...

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                Amazon offers indie booksellers commission to sell Kindles!

                Nov 07 2013: To the astonishment of many independent booksellers, yesterday Amazon announced a program whereby indies and other retailers can sell Kindle e-readers and accessories and, in some cases, receive a percentage of sales of e-books bought on devices purchased at stores...A ...

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