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JK Rowling to write Harry Potter spin-off film - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Sep 12 2013: JK Rowling is to make her screenwriting debut in a new Harry Potter-themed film series, Warner Bros has announced.

The first film of the series will be titled Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. It, and the later films, will be adapted from the book of the same ...

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    Man Booker Prize shortlist announced

    Sep 10 2013: The shortlist for the Man Booker Prize has just been announced:

    We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo
    The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
    The Harvest by Jim Crace
    The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
    A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
    The Testament of Mary by ...

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      Apple hit with U.S. injunction in e-books antitrust case

      Sep 09 2013: A U.S. judge who found Apple conspired to fix e-book prices imposed new restrictions on the iPad maker on Friday, limiting its agreements with publishers. An external monitor is also to be appointed to review Apple's antitrust compliance policies, procedures and ...

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        Oyster - "The Netflix for Books" now open

        Sep 09 2013: Oyster, a book subscription service that launched a few days ago, provides an all-you-can-read experience for a monthly fee of $9.95 a month. Currently Oyster offers 100,000 titles including books from from HarperCollins, Workman, Melville House, and Houghton Mifflin ...

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          National Book Foundation to bestow lifetime awards on E. L. Doctorow and Maya Angelou

          Sep 05 2013: The National Book Foundation will award its 2013 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters to E. L. Doctorow and bestow its 2013 Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community to Dr. Maya Angelou at the 64th National Book ...

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            Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson to star in Fifty Shades of Grey

            Sep 03 2013: Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam will play Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey, the Universal Pictures and Focus Features adaptation of the bestselling book series. Newcomer Dakota Johnson, daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, will play the role of ...

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              Kindle MatchBook to allow customers to purchase discounted Kindle editions of print books they have already bought

              Sep 03 2013: Amazon have announced that from October those who have purchased certain print books from Amazon will be able to buy the Kindle ebook version at a discounted price. Currently the program offers about 10,000 titles, including titles from Amazon's own publishing program ...

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                New Kindle Paperwhite lets GoodReads members rate and share directly from Kindle

                Sep 03 2013: Amazon will start shipping a new version of the Kindle Paperwhite at the end of September with improved contrast and better lighting. The new device, which will be priced at $119, also allows Goodreads members to rate books and share passages directly from the Kindle.

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