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Ebook sales fall 16% year on year

Jan 24 2017: Unit sales of ebooks were down 16% in 2016 compared to 2015 according to recently released figures from Nielsen. Possible contributing factors include rising prices since (now at about $8 per book) and the decline in dedicated e-readers with book buyers increasingly ...

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    Kelly Barnhill wins the Newbery Award for "The Girl Who Drank The Moon"

    Jan 23 2017: The American Library Association (ALA) today announced their annual awards for the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards – at its Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

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      Author sued for publishing unauthorized children's versions of classic works

      Jan 20 2017: Fredrik Colting, who was sued by J. D. Salinger’s estate several years ago for publishing an unauthorized sequel to "The Catcher in the Rye," is now being sued by four literary estates, representing Arthur C. Clarke, Jack Kerouac, Truman Capote and Ernest Hemingway. In ...

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        Every book Barack Obama has recommended during his presidency

        Jan 18 2017: Entertainment Weekly have collated a list of all the books Barack Obama’s has publicly recommended these past eight years.

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          President Obama talks about what books mean to him

          Jan 16 2017: In a wide ranging interview with Michiko Kakutani, the chief book critic for The New York Times, Barack Obama talks about books and what they mean to him.

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            'Exorcist' author William Peter Blatty dies at 89

            Jan 13 2017: Novelist and filmmaker William Peter Blatty, a former Jesuit school valedictorian who conjured a tale of demonic possession and gave millions the fright of their lives with the bestselling novel and Oscar-winning movie "The Exorcist," has died. He was 89.

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              Amazon confirms plans to open store in Manhattan

              Jan 05 2017: Amazon has confirmed plans to open its first New York City bookstore this spring in Manhattan's Time Warner Center. The Wall Street Journal reported that the 4,000-square-foot operation will be in the Shops at Columbus Circle on the edge of Central Park.

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                Costa Book Award Winners announced

                Jan 04 2017: The winners have been announced for the five Costa Book Awards. These five now form the shortlist for the Costa Book of the Year prize which will be announced January 31:

                Novel: Days Without End by Sebastian Barry (publishes in US on Jan 27)
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