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Publishers express frustration at sacking of B&N's CEO

Aug 22 2016: Publishers have been expressing their frustration in the wake of the sudden and unexpected dismissal of Barnes & Noble CEO Ron Boire last week, just a year after he took over as head of the largest bricks-and-mortar bookstore chain in the USA. Boire, formerly head of ...

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    New editor for Sunday Book Review

    Aug 18 2016: Pamela Paul, editor of the New York Times Sunday Book Review, has been given an expanded role at the paper. She will now oversee all book coverage for the Times, including the daily Books section, book news, and publishing industry news.

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      Three new Harry Potter books publishing as ebooks on September 6.

      Aug 18 2016: In addition to the "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" London play, also available as a published script, and the upcoming "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" movie, Harry Potter fans now have three new publications to look forward to in 2016 - all publishing ...

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        Author Thomas Steinbeck dies aged 72

        Aug 16 2016: Thomas Steinbeck, the eldest son of the novelist John Steinbeck and, later in life, a fiction writer who fought bitterly in a family dispute over his father’s estate, died on Thursday at his home in Santa Barbara, Calif. He was 72.

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          US bookstore sales record 10th month of continuous year on year growth

          Aug 15 2016: June USA bookstore sales rose 5%, to $770 million, compared to June 2015, according to preliminary estimates from the Census Bureau. This is the 10th month in a row that bookstore sales have increased.

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            Top 12 highest paid authors

            Aug 04 2016: According to Forbes Magazine, the world's top 12 highest-paid authors earned a combined $269 million over the last 12 months.

            Forbes arrives at its estimates by looking at print, e-book and audiobook sales from Nielsen BookScan, while attempting to factor in TV and ...

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              Harry Potter fever builds

              Jul 27 2016: Barnes & Noble reports that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II is the company's most pre-ordered book since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in 2007. Stores across the country are currently preparing to host Countdown to Midnight Magic parties beginning ...

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                Co-author of Left Behind series, Tim LaHaye, dies aged 90

                Jul 26 2016: The Rev. Tim LaHaye, a leader of the Christian fundamentalist movement and co-author of the best-selling "Left Behind" series of apocalyptic novels prophesying mass slaughters and the end of the world, died on Monday in a San Diego area hospital. He was 90.

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