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Man Booker 2014 Longlist Announced

Jul 23 2014: The first Man Booker prize to admit novels from across the globe as long as they are written in English has published its longlist.

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    In response to Amazon, Baldacci, Child, Deaver, Patterson, Tartt and many others form Authors United.

    Jul 22 2014: The group of writers who signed an open letter earlier this month regarding the Amazon/Hachette dispute are now "developing a long-term strategy" under the banner Authors United, the Bookseller reported. The group includes Paul Auster, David Baldacci, Tracy Chevalier, ...

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      Apple pleads Second Circuit saying judge's price fixing decision was an “incoherent attack on supposed collusion,”

      Jul 15 2014: In an appeal filing with the Second Circuit, Apple attorneys pressed their argument that Judge Denise Cote blew it when she found Apple liable for its role in an alleged conspiracy to fix e-book prices, and pleaded for a reversal.

      Calling the DoJ’s e-book price-...

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        USA bookstore sales down 8.0% percent year on year to May

        Jul 15 2014: USA bookstore sales continue their downward trend with May sales 7.5% lower year on year. Comparing the first five months of 2014 to 2013, bookstore sales are down 8.0% compared with a 3.4% rise in the entire retail segment.

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          Nadine Gordimer, dead at 90

          Jul 14 2014: Nadine Gordimer, the South African writer whose literary ambitions led her into the heart of apartheid to create a body of fiction that brought her a Nobel Prize in 1991, died on Monday in Johannesburg. She was 90.

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            Amazon proposal to Hachette "like a mugger wanting praise for donating stolen goods to a charity."

            Jul 09 2014: Summarized from Shelf Awareness....

            It seems a bit like a mugger wanting praise for donating stolen goods to a charity.

            In a new twist to the Amazon-Hachette dispute, David Naggar, Amazon's v-p of Kindle content and independent publishing has proposed that ...

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              Louis Zamperini, the subject of Laura Hillenbrand's "Unbroken" has died aged 97

              Jul 03 2014: Louis Zamperini,,1936 Olympian and the subject of Laura Hillenbrand's bestselling nonfiction book Unbroken, died July 2 of pneumonia aged 97. Random House Publishing Group president and publisher Gina Centrello said in a statement: "We have lost a man who gave ...

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                Open letter to readers asking for help with Amazon-Hachette dispute now has over 100 author signatures

                Jul 03 2014: An open letter, signed by a number of bestselling authors, is calling on Amazon "to resolve its dispute with Hachette without hurting authors and without blocking or otherwise delaying the sale of books to its customers." Drafted by Douglas Preston, the letter has now ...

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