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88% of Millennials read a book in the past year

Sep 11 2014: 88% of Americans aged 16-29 (aka Millennials) have read a book in the past year. This is higher than the 79% of those aged 30+ who have reada book in the past year. Of the Millennials 37% read at least one e-book.

Interestingly, 50% of Millennials visited a ...

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    NY Times announce 12 new bestseller lists

    Sep 11 2014: The New York Times Book Review is adding 12 new monthly bestseller charts to its current line up and will also publish some lists in print that were only available online. A newly designed print page will highlight four niche lists on a weekly rotating basis while also ...

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      Barnes and Noble quarter sales down 7%

      Sep 09 2014: Barnes and Nobles sales fell 7% in the quarter ending August 2, with a net loss of $28.4 million, compared to a net loss of $87 million in the same period a year ago. The results were in line with Wall Street estimates.

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        Forbes highest earners list adds three new authors

        Sep 09 2014: Forbes have published their annual list of highest-earning authors (measured from June 2013 to June 2014). E.L. James, author of the 50 Shades books is still in the list, but not at the top, and some new names have joined - Veronica Roth, Gillian Flynn and John Green. ...

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          Man Booker Prize Shortlist Announced

          Sep 09 2014: LONDON — The American authors Joshua Ferris and Karen Joy Fowler are among the six writers selected for the shortlist of the 2014 Man Booker Prize for Fiction, announced on Tuesday. Also on the shortlist are three British writers — Howard Jacobson, Neel Mukherjee and ...

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            Japanese publishers push back at new Amazon commission structure which is causing a surge in fees for small publishers

            Aug 29 2014: A group of Japanese publishers have lashed out at Amazon's new book sale rules, after US and European authors accused the online retailer of using strong-arm negotiating tactics.

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              Nook Media launch 7" Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK - "first fully featured Android tablet optimized for reading." $179 including $200 of prebundled content.

              Aug 21 2014: Nook Media (a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble and Samsung) have launched a new co-branded 7-inch tablet that combines Samsung technology with Nook content and reading experience. Described by B&N as "the first-ever full-featured Android tablet optimized for reading," the ...

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                2014 Hugo Awards announced

                Aug 18 2014: This year's Hugo Awards were announced yesterday at the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention in London (Loncon 3)

                Best Novel: Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (Orbit US / Orbit UK)

                Best Novella: "Equoid" by Charles Stross (Tor.com, 09-2013)

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