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Barnes & Noble buys back stake in Nook from Pearson

Jan 02 2015: Barnes & Noble has agreed to buy back Pearson’s stake in the booksellers’s struggling e-book business, Nook Media, for nearly $28 million. The company said that it would pay $13.75 million in cash and 602,927 shares of Barnes & Noble’s common stock. The move follows an ...

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    Penguin Random House's #GiveaBook program exceeds target of 25,000 books. Now extended through to Nov 29

    Dec 22 2014: Penguin Random House has expanded its GiveaBook program after exceeding its original goal of donating 25,000 to Save the Children in just three weeks. The publisher has now pledged to donate another 10,000 books for additional posts and tweets containing the #GiveaBook ...

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      BookBrowse's 2014 Award Winners

      Dec 06 2014: The winners of the 2014 BookBrowse Awards are:
      Best Fiction: All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
      Best Debut: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
      Best Nonfiction: In The Kingdom of Ice by Hampton Sides
      Best YA: I'll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson

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        Kent Haruf dies aged 71

        Dec 01 2014: Novelist Kent Haruf has died aged 71. The new issue of Granta has an autobiographical essay by Haruf, and his last novel Our Souls at Night is due to be published next year.

        His 1999 novel, Plainsong, won the Mountains & Plains Booksellers Award and was a finalist ...

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          PD James dies aged 94

          Nov 27 2014: Crime novelist PD James has died aged 94. Her agent said she died "peacefully at her home in Oxford" on Thursday morning.

          James penned more than 20 books, The author's books, many featuring sleuth Adam Dalgliesh, sold millions of books around the world, with various ...

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            S&S Expands e-book Availability to Libraries

            Nov 21 2014: Effective immediately, Simon & Schuster is making its e-books available to libraries across the country and no longer requiring libraries to participate in the "Buy It Now" program, under which patrons can purchase copies of S&S e-books through the library's online ...

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              2014 National Book Awards Presented

              Nov 20 2014: The National Book Foundation has announced the 2014 winners of the National Book Awards:

              Fiction: Phil Klay, Redeployment (The Penguin Press/ Penguin Group (USA))

              Non-Fiction: Evan Osnos, Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China (Farrar...

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                Alice Lee, trail blazing female lawyer and sister of Harper Lee dies aged 103

                Nov 19 2014: Alice Lee, sister of, and gatekeeper for her sister Harper Lee (aged 88), died Monday. She was 103. According to AL.com Lee "was also celebrated as a trailblazer, one of the few women who practiced law in Alabama before World War II, and a church leader.... In 2012, at ...

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