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US novelist E.L. Doctorow dies at 84

Jul 21 2015: E.L. Doctorow, critically acclaimed author of the novels Ragtime and Billy Bathgate, has died in a New York hospital of complications from lung cancer. He was 84. In a 50-year career, Doctorow published 10 novels, a stage drama, two books of short fiction and ...

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    U.S. Dept of Justice called on to investigate Amazon's business practices

    Jul 13 2015: In an unprecedented joint action, U.S. booksellers, authors, and literary agents called on the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate the business practices of Amazon.com. The action comes as similar efforts are underway in the European Union.

    In a letter ...

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      First chapter of Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman" now available in 3 newspapers

      Jul 10 2015: The first chapter of Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman" is now available to read in the Wall Street Journal (US), Guardian (UK) and Sydney Morning Herald (Aus). All three also have a recording of Reese Witherspoon reading the first chapter.

      The Wall Street Journal and...

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        Poet Tate dies aged 71

        Jul 10 2015: Pulitzer Prize winning poet and long time University of Massachusetts professor James Tate died Wednesday aged 71.

        A distinguished professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he had taught since 1971, Mr. Tate was awarded the Pulitzer Prize...

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          Lawrence Hill appointed to the Order of Canada

          Jul 07 2015: Author Lawrence Hill has been appointed to the Order of Canada for his writing representing black history in Canada and for his charitable efforts to help girls and women in Africa through the Aminata Fund, named for The Book of Negroes (published in the USA as Someone...

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            Man Booker International and Foreign Fiction Prizes to merge

            Jul 07 2015: The Man Booker International Prize and the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize are to merge to create one annual award for a work of literary fiction translated into English.

            Jonathan Taylor, chair of the Man Booker Foundation, said at a press conference this morning ...

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              Scribd dramatically cutting number of romance & erotica books in catalog as fans are "reading Scribd out of house and home"

              Jul 01 2015: EBook subscription service Scribd is slashing dramatically the number of romance and erotica ebooks in its catalog. According to Smashwords CEO Mark Coker "80-90 percent of Smashwords romance and erotica titles will be dropped by Scribd, including nearly all of our most...

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                Apple loses federal appeal in e-book case. Will pay $450m

                Jul 01 2015: The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan has upheld a 2013 decision finding Apple liable for conspiring with publishers to raise the price of e-books. The 2-1 ruling follows three years of litigation, millions of dollars in legal fees and the decision by ...

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