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Pirated ebooks threaten the future of book series

Nov 12 2017: With 4 million or 17% of all online ebooks being pirated, novelists including Maggie Stiefvater and Samantha Shannon say theft by fans puts their books at risk.

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Playwright Tom Stoppard wins lifetime achievement award

Nov 12 2017: The playwright Tom Stoppard has won the David Cohen prize for a lifetime’s achievement in literature, hailed as a "giant of 20th-century British drama" with an "outstanding and enduring body of unfailingly creative, innovative and brilliant work."

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Is reading in bed a thing of the past?

Nov 10 2017: Howard Jacobson in the Guardian asks how many of us still read a book in bed?

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Does anybody know what a bestseller is?

Nov 07 2017: Publishers Weekly reports on the proliferation of bestseller lists and asks "when nearly any title can be called a bestseller, does becoming a bestseller still matter?"

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Book World to close All 45 stores across the Midwest

Nov 01 2017: Wisconsin-based Book World Inc. has announced that it is closing all bookstores in its Book World chain that operates 45 outlets across the Midwest. In a letter to its business partners and vendors as well as in a release sent to media, Book World said that liquidation ...

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HBO and Penguin Press cancel "Game Change" over Halperin's alleged sexual harassment

Oct 27 2017: The 2016 edition of "Game Change," the most lucrative franchise in political journalism, appears doomed as Penguin Press canceled the much-anticipated book and HBO dropped the movie version in response to five women accusing co-writer Mark Halperin of sexual harassment ...

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Did Salinger write more books? And if so, will they ever be published?

Oct 25 2017: The New York Times explores the claim made in a 2013 documentary (and a related book) that the reclusive author J. D. Salinger not only continued writing, but also left detailed notes to his trust about releasing the materials between 2015 and 2020.

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Self-Published ISBNs Hit 786,935 in 2016

Oct 20 2017: A new report issued by Bowker found that a total of 786,935 ISBNs were issued to self-published authors in 2016, an 8.2% increase over 2015. According to the report, ISBNs for print books rose 11.3% to 638,624 titles, while e-book ISBNs for self-publishers fell 3.2% to ...

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