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Amazon sales rose 20% in 3rd qtr but lost $544m

Oct 24 2014: Amazon's release of its third quarter financial results Thursday afternoon gave analysts and investors lots to think about as the giant e-tailer posted a large quarterly loss, forecast the possibility of a loss for the fourth quarter and had slowing growth in its media ...

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    National Book Awards Shortlist for Nonfiction Announced

    Oct 15 2014: The National Book Awards have announced their nonfiction shortlist consisting of five titles:

    Roz Chast, Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? (Bloomsbury)
    Anand Gopal, No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan ...

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      National Book Award Fiction Shortlist Announced

      Oct 15 2014: The National Book Awards have announced their fiction shortlist

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        National Book Foundation Announces YA Shortlist

        Oct 15 2014: The National Book Award shortlist for this year's Young People's Literature category is:

        Threatened by Eliot Schrefer (Scholastic)
        The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights by Steve Sheinkin (Roaring Brook/Macmillan)
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          Australian Author Wins Man Booker Prize

          Oct 14 2014: Australian author Richard Flanagan has won the £50,000 Man Booker Prize for his wartime novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North. Flanagan's novel is set during the construction of the Thailand-Burma Death Railway in World War Two. This was the first year that the Man ...

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            Amazon to open store near Empire State Building in New York, also in San Francisco and Sacramento

            Oct 13 2014: Amazon will soon open small warehouse/stores in Manhattan, San Francisco and Sacramento.

            According to the Wall Street Journal, which reported on the New York store, apparently, the stores will function as "mini warehouse, with limited inventory for same-day delivery...

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              Patrick Modiano Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

              Oct 09 2014: Patrick Modiano, the French novelist whose works often explore the traumas of the Nazi occupation of France and hinge on the themes of memory, alienation and the puzzle of identity, won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday.

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                HarperCollins expands into Germany, its first foray into foreign-language publishing

                Oct 08 2014: In its first foray into foreign-language publishing, HarperCollins is creating HarperCollins Germany with a first list of 50 titles. The new operation is an expansion of the Harlequin publishing program in Hamburg, which will provide the resources to support the ...

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