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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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          Muggle Mob stops traffic on Broadway

          Jul 25 2016: In anticipation of this Sunday's release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two (a two-part stage play written by Jack Thorne, J.K. Rowling and John Tiffany), more than 300 Potter fans gathered last Thursday for a massive flash mob, or "Muggle Mob," on ...

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            Jeff Bezos to have a bit part in new Star Trek movie

            Jul 18 2016: Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has a bit part in the new "Star Trek Beyond" movie. Apparently security was tight on set for Bezos who arrived with a full contingent of security, and then waited patiently all day for crews to shoot the single tracking shot that includes his ...

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              USA bookstore sales up for the ninth month in a row

              Jul 18 2016: May bookstore sales rose 3.1%, to $826 million, compared to May 2015, according to preliminary estimates from the Census Bureau. This marks the ninth month in a row that bookstore sales have risen - with an average growth for the year to date of 6.1%

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                British author Sally Beauman, author of "Destiny" and other novels, dies

                Jul 16 2016: British author Sally Beauman died on July 7 aged 71. Writing in The Guardian, Lisa Appignanesi described Beauman as "a proud, loyal, fiercely private, beautiful and generous woman--at all ages. Her intelligence was incisive and broad. She could tell you everything, not ...

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