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After 17 years of litigation, 'freelance' writers finally collect

May 01 2018: The checks are in the mail—finally. Administrators have confirmed that payments were issued last week to thousands of freelance writers following a 2014 settlement in the long-running class action case In Re: Literary Works in Electronic Databases, the culmination of ...

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7th member of Nobel Literature awarding body steps down, 2018 award may be cancelled

Apr 28 2018: The Swedish Academy says a seventh board member has decided to step down amid a crisis at the prestigious institution that awards the Nobel Prize in literature. The secretive 18-member body has been roiled by an internal feud triggered by a sex-abuse scandal linked to ...

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An interview with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Apr 28 2018: In a wide ranging interview Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie talks about motherhood, #MeToo, and causing controversy...

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How the author of ‘Madeline’ created his most famous character

Apr 27 2018: April 27 would have been the 120th birthday of Ludwig Bemelmans, creator of the Madeline books. While his character's story is charted in 12 books and continues to delight a generation of children (and their parents), his personal history is less well known...

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Good news for George R. R. Martin fans--new book coming Nov 20. Bad news--it's a prequel, not a sequel #books #GRRM

Apr 26 2018: Good news for George R.R. Martin fans—he has a new book on the way. Bad news for George R.R. Martin fans—it's not his long-awaited fifth sequel to A Game of Thrones.

Fire and Blood will publish on November 20. It is set 300 years before the events of Martin's A Song ...

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Waterstones sale to investment firm confirmed

Apr 26 2018: As expected in earlier reporting, U.S. investment firm Elliott Advisors has agreed to buy U.K. bookstore chain Waterstones, which operates 283 bookstores in the U.K and a handful of branches in Ireland, Holland and Belgium. James Daunt, who is credited with having ...

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E-book sales fell 10% in 2017

Apr 25 2018: Unit sales of traditionally published e-books fell 10% in 2017, compared to 2016, according to figures released by PubTrack Digital.

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PBS's The Great American Read

Apr 23 2018: The Great American Read, an eight-part series hosted by TV personality and journalist Meredith Vieira, will introduce viewers to PBS's list of the country's 100 favorite novels, created in partnership with the polling service YouGov. After the initial two-hour episode ...

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