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Ingram to buy Perseus's distribution business

Mar 04 2016: A few days ago Perseus Book Group announced that Hachette would be buying their publishing arm, but it was unclear what would happen to their large distribution operation until yesterday when it was announced that this was to be bought by Ingram Content Group.

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    Hachette signs binding agreement to buy Perseus Book Group

    Mar 02 2016: Having failed in its bid to buy the Perseus Book Group in 2014, Hachette Book Group announced Tuesday afternoon that it has entered into a binding agreement to acquire the company’s publishing division. Perseus announced last September that it was looking for potential ...

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      Detained Hong Kong booksellers charged with "illegal book trading"

      Mar 01 2016: Four Hong Kong booksellers who went missing last year appeared on Chinese television and confessed to illegally selling banned books in mainland China, Reuters reports.

      The Financial Times notes that confessions on television are "an increasingly common propaganda ...

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        Louise Rennison dies aged 63

        Mar 01 2016: Louise Rennison has died aged 63. She was the author of 10 young adult novels featuring Georgia Nicholson and a series of books about Georgia's younger cousin: The Misadventures of Tallulah Casey.

        In a statement, HarperCollins said: "Nobody wrote for teenagers like...

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          SIBA Book Awards now the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize

          Mar 01 2016: The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) is paying tribute to one of the South’s most beloved writers by renaming the SIBA Book Awards. This has been in the works since the news of Conroy’s 70th birthday. SIBA Executive Director Wanda Jewell confirmed that ...

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            Carla D. Hayden nominated as Librarian of Congress

            Feb 25 2016: President Obama has nominated as the next Librarian of Congress Carla D. Hayden, who has been CEO of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, Md., since 1993. Before that, Dr. Hayden was deputy commissioner and chief librarian of the Chicago Public Library, assistant ...

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              Emberto Eco dies at 84

              Feb 20 2016: The Italian writer and philosopher Umberto Eco, best known for his novel The Name of the Rose, has died aged 84.

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                Harper Lee Dies at 89

                Feb 19 2016: Harper Lee, whose first novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” about racial injustice in a small Alabama town, sold more than 10 million copies and became one of the most beloved and most taught works of fiction ever written by an American, died on Friday in Monroeville, Ala.,...

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