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2014 National Book Awards Presented

Nov 20 2014: The National Book Foundation has announced the 2014 winners of the National Book Awards:

Fiction: Phil Klay, Redeployment (The Penguin Press/ Penguin Group (USA))

Non-Fiction: Evan Osnos, Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China (Farrar...

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    Alice Lee, trail blazing female lawyer and sister of Harper Lee dies aged 103

    Nov 19 2014: Alice Lee, sister of, and gatekeeper for her sister Harper Lee (aged 88), died Monday. She was 103. According to Lee "was also celebrated as a trailblazer, one of the few women who practiced law in Alabama before World War II, and a church leader.... In 2012, at ...

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      Amazon and Hachette Book Group reach agreement

      Nov 13 2014: Hachette Book Group and Amazon jointly announced today that "the companies have reached a new, multi-year agreement for ebook and print sales in the US." Hachette CEO Michael Pietsch said, "This is great news for writers. The new agreement will benefit Hachette ...

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        Latest Diary of a Wimpy Kid tops bestseller list in all English speaking markets

        Nov 13 2014: We don't normally report on the bestseller lists but this story seemed a reason to make an exception....

        Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, the ninth book in Jeff Kinney's series, is the top selling title in all English-language territories globally, including the ...

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          Speaker of the House refuses to pass e-fairness legislation in lame-duck session.

          Nov 13 2014: After Speaker of the House John Boehner said Monday he would block any attempt to pass e-fairness legislation in the lame-duck session of Congress, the Marketplace Fairness Coalition sent a letter signed by more than 320 organizations urging him to reconsider. In ...

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            1st National Readathon Day coming Jan 24 2015

            Nov 12 2014: The National Book Foundation, GoodReads, Mashable and Penguin Random House are creating National Readathon Day, Participating readers are asked to read a book for four straight hours between 12-4 p.m. on Saturday, January 24, to raise funds to support the National Book ...

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              Amazon buys .book and .buy

              Nov 12 2014: Amazon has won the right to sell domain names ending in .book after beating off competition from eight other companies including Google. It is understood to have paid up to $10m (£6.3m) at a private auction, just days after biuomg $4.6m (£2.9m) for .buy.

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                Sherlock Holmes in public domain - at last!

                Nov 04 2014: The Supreme Court have declined to hear an appeal by the Doyle estate hoping to overturn a U.S. district court decision that ruled that copyrights had expired on all Sherlock novels and stories published before 1923, but not on the final 10 stories published after that....

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