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Praise for BookExpo America in Chicago, despite slow Wednesday and Friday

May 16 2016: After a slow start on Wednesday afternoon, BookExpo America kicked into gear on Thursday and concluded on Friday with much praise from many attendees. The somewhat smaller attendance--probably around 18,000--allowed for a more pleasant trade floor experience for many ...

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US bookstore sales jump 11% in March, marking 7th month of continuous growth

May 16 2016: March bookstore sales in the USA jumped 10.7% according to preliminary estimates from the Census Bureau. This marked the seventh month in a row that bookstore sales have risen. For the year to date, bookstore sales have risen 6.2%, to $2.9 billion.

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Leonnard Riggio to step down as executive chairman of B&N in September

Apr 27 2016: After decades as one of the biggest names in the bookselling industry, Leonard Riggio, the 75-year-old executive chairman of Barnes & Noble, has decided to step down as executive chairman after the company's annual meeting in September. He will still sit on the board of...

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Three authors on Time magazine's most influential people list

Apr 21 2016: Time magazine's latest list of the world's 100 most influential people includes authors Ta-Nehisi Coates, Elena Ferrante and Marilynne Robinson.

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2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Apr 18 2016: The 2016 Pulitzer Prizes were announced today. Winners in this centennial year include:

Fiction: Viet Thanh Nguyen for The Sympathizer

History: T.J. Stiles for Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America

Biography or Autobiography: William Finnegan...

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New Kindle with rechargeable protective case coming soon

Apr 06 2016: Amazon will soon sell a higher-end Kindle with a rechargeable protective case for extended battery life. The removable cover will allow the Kindle to be thinner than earlier devices.

Also under development is a separate Kindle case with a battery that can be charged ...

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Perseus Books Group now part of Hachette

Apr 04 2016: The sales of Perseus Books Group publishing operations to Hachette Book Group and its distribution operations to Ingram Content Group both closed late last week.

Ingram chairman and CEO John Ingram noted that with the purchase, "Ingram's center of gravity is shifting...

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Imre Kertesz dies aged 86

Mar 31 2016: Imre Kertesz, a Hungarian Jewish writer and Nobel laureate acclaimed for his semi-autobiographical novels on surviving the Holocaust and its aftermath, died on Thursday at his home in Budapest. He was 86 years old.

What set Mr. Kertesz apart from other writers on the...

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