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Ivan Doig dies aged 75

Apr 10 2015: National Book Award winner for This House of Sky (memoir) and author of 13 novels, Ivan Doig died yesterday aged 75, of multiple myeloma. During the eight years of his illness, he wrote four novels - the last,Last Bus to Wisdom, will be published in August.

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    Amazon threatens to drop HarperCollins

    Apr 09 2015: HarperCollins is "preparing to return" to an agency model for all e-book sales from April 14 which requires retailers to sell at prices set by the publisher.

    Last week, Business Insider, which is partly owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, said that the current contract ...

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      The Literary Hub

      Apr 08 2015: There's a new website in town - The Literary Hub, created by Grove Atlantic Publishing and book site Electric Literature, in partnership with hundreds of publishers, booksellers and magazines. The aim being to 'celebrate the vitality of bricks-and-mortar bookstores'. ...

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        Atticus Lish Wins the 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

        Apr 07 2015: Atticus Lish won the $15,000 PEN/Faulkner Award on Tuesday for his debut novel, Preparation for the Next Life. In a statement released Tuesday morning, the judges praised Lish’s novel as a work of fiction that “scours and illuminates the vast, traumatized America that ...

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          Magazine reviews still dominated by male authors & critics

          Apr 07 2015: The continuing bias towards men in the British and American literary establishment has been confirmed by a study released on Tuesday. Vida, a US organization championing women in literature, examined a wide range of publications from both sides of the Atlantic, ...

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            B&N to place Indie bookstore kiosks in some stores

            Apr 01 2015: Barnes & Noble is piloting a program to place IndieBound kiosks (to be known as Crannies) in some stores. Nearby independent booksellers will visit weekly and adjust inventory on an as-needed basis. The kiosks will also have a touch screen allowing users to explore ...

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              Obama appoints book industry philanthropist James Patterson as Book Czar

              Apr 01 2015: President Barack Obama has appointed bestselling author and noted book industry philanthropist James Patterson to coordinate the administration's support of independent bookstores nationwide, a White House official confirmed Monday. The new "Book Czar" will report ...

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                Swedish poet and Nobel winner Tomas Transtromer dies aged 83

                Mar 30 2015: Tomas Transtromer, Scandinavia's best-known and most influential contemporary poet, died on Thursday in Stockholm. He was 83. Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2011, his work has been translated into over 50 languages, with substantial or complete editions ...

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