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2014 Costa Award Winners Announced

Jan 06 2015: The category winners in the 2014 Costa Book Award have been announced, with Ali Smith winning in the Novel category with How to be Both, a Man Booker Prize shortlisted novel about grief and the experience of making and appreciating art.

The Costa Book Award is now in ...

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    Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook Founder, Launches Book Club

    Jan 06 2015: Mark Zuckerberg, the billionaire social network founder has set up the Facebook group "A Year of Book", inviting others to join him in reading a new book every other week. Mr Zuckerberg said the books chosen would emphasise learning about "different cultures, beliefs, ...

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      Barnes & Noble buys back stake in Nook from Pearson

      Jan 02 2015: Barnes & Noble has agreed to buy back Pearson’s stake in the booksellers’s struggling e-book business, Nook Media, for nearly $28 million. The company said that it would pay $13.75 million in cash and 602,927 shares of Barnes & Noble’s common stock. The move follows an ...

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        Penguin Random House's #GiveaBook program exceeds target of 25,000 books. Now extended through to Nov 29

        Dec 22 2014: Penguin Random House has expanded its GiveaBook program after exceeding its original goal of donating 25,000 to Save the Children in just three weeks. The publisher has now pledged to donate another 10,000 books for additional posts and tweets containing the #GiveaBook ...

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          BookBrowse's 2014 Award Winners

          Dec 06 2014: The winners of the 2014 BookBrowse Awards are:
          Best Fiction: All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
          Best Debut: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
          Best Nonfiction: In The Kingdom of Ice by Hampton Sides
          Best YA: I'll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson

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            Kent Haruf dies aged 71

            Dec 01 2014: Novelist Kent Haruf has died aged 71. The new issue of Granta has an autobiographical essay by Haruf, and his last novel Our Souls at Night is due to be published next year.

            His 1999 novel, Plainsong, won the Mountains & Plains Booksellers Award and was a finalist ...

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              PD James dies aged 94

              Nov 27 2014: Crime novelist PD James has died aged 94. Her agent said she died "peacefully at her home in Oxford" on Thursday morning.

              James penned more than 20 books, The author's books, many featuring sleuth Adam Dalgliesh, sold millions of books around the world, with various ...

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                S&S Expands e-book Availability to Libraries

                Nov 21 2014: Effective immediately, Simon & Schuster is making its e-books available to libraries across the country and no longer requiring libraries to participate in the "Buy It Now" program, under which patrons can purchase copies of S&S e-books through the library's online ...

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