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Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny team up on new thriller

Feb 23 2021: Hillary Rodham Clinton has partnered with Louise Penny on a new book, State of Terror, which will be published jointly by St. Martin's Press and Simon & Schuster on October 12.

State of Terror, S&S said, marks "a unique collaboration by two long-time friends and ...

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Congressman and others vow to fight Amazon, monopolies

Feb 23 2021: Yesterday, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance hosted a seminar on the topic of "Reining in Monopoly Power: Small Businesses and the Push to Strengthen Antitrust Laws."

The keynote talk was delivered by Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI), chairman, Subcommittee on...

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Bookstore sales fell 28% in 2020

Feb 17 2021: Bookstore sales rallied slightly in December from deep monthly slumps for most of 2020, but were still down 15.2% in the last month of the year compared to December 2019. For all of 2020, bookstore sales fell 28.3% from 2019, according to preliminary estimates from the ...

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Deacon King Kong and Fathoms win Carnegie Medals

Feb 05 2021: Deacon King Kong by James McBride has won the American Library Association's 2021 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. Fathoms: The World in the Whale by Rebecca Giggs has won the 2021 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction.

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Local newspapers fight back at Facebook and Google

Feb 04 2021: Lurking behind a groundbreaking lawsuit recently filed in federal court in West Virginia is a haunting question: What if?

What if local newspapers had been able to compete successfully for digital advertising revenue as their readers moved online? What if the ...

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Organization advocating against gun violence launches book club

Feb 03 2021: Everytown for Gun Safety, through its Moms Demand Action grassroots arm, has launched the Moms Demand Action Book Club, a discussion group open to the organization’s six million supporters who advocate against gun violence via their state chapters.

“This is a new ...

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Jeff Bezos is stepping down as Amazon CEO

Feb 02 2021: Amazon founder Jeff Bezos will step down from his role as chief executive later this year and transition to the role of executive chair, the company said Tuesday. He will be replaced by Andy Jassy.

Bezos has been Amazon's CEO since its founding in 1995. He oversaw ...

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A year for the (record) books in publishing

Feb 01 2021: Combined print book and e-book sales hit 942 million units in 2020 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan (for the US market), a 9% increase over 2019 and the most unit sales recorded in a single year by BookScan since the service was created in 2004. In a webinar held ...

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