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Publishers Call Out Target for 'Censoring' Book Descriptions

Sep 16 2018: A number of publishers, most of them university presses, are taking Target Corporation to task for redacting certain key words in the product descriptions of their books. They say the Minneapolis-based chain retailer has scrubbed certain words from their descriptions, ...

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Little Women celebrates its 150th anniversary year

Sep 16 2018: In celebration of its 150th anniversary year, across the USA groups are holding Little Women-themed exhibits, conferences and lectures. Penguin Classics recently published a fetching new annotated edition, with a foreword by the singer/writer Patti Smith, one of the ...

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Woodward’s 'Fear' off to a strong start with 1 million copies in print

Sep 12 2018: Across the capital and around the country, booksellers reported brisk sales of Bob Woodward’s Fear on its first day on the shelves. The title now has 1 million copies in print, according to its publisher, Simon & Schuster, which added that a total of 750,000 copies were...

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Takeover Rumors Push B&N Stock Up 16.5%

Sep 11 2018: The Barnes & Noble roller-coaster ride continued last Friday, when the company's stock, which had dropped 8% the day before after another disappointing quarterly report, jumped 16.5%, to $5.30, on more than triple the usual volume. The cause: several pieces of news that...

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UK bookstore Waterstones buys Foyles to defend bookshops against Amazon

Sep 08 2018: UK bookstore chain Waterstones is buying the 115 year-old family-owned chain Foyles, saying the deal will help to "champion" real bookshops in the face of online rivals.

The sale includes Foyles' well-known Charing Cross Road store in central London, which was ...

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Gaiman and Murakami shortlisted for Nobel Prize substitute

Sep 01 2018: Neil Gaiman and Haruki Murakami have been shortlisted for a substitute Nobel literature prize, created by cultural figures in Sweden after the Academy, rocked by a sexual assault scandal, was forced to postpone the awarding of 2018's prize.

The New Academy Prize was ...

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Is social media influencing book cover design?

Sep 01 2018: With ‘bookstagramming’ becoming a force in marketing, are designers making covers more colourful, bolder and cleaner, to stand out on our screens?...

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Vast theft of antiquarian books sends a shudder through a cloistered world of book dealers

Sep 01 2018: A rare books dealer thought he had gotten lucky in 2013 when he managed to acquire a 1787 French first edition — inscribed by Thomas Jefferson when he was ambassador to France...

He had no idea that his seeming good fortune was a byproduct of one of the most ...

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