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Spot the Dog author Eric Hill dies aged 86

Jun 11 2014: Eric Hill, the children's author who topped bestseller charts with his brightly-coloured picture books about the mischievous yellow puppy Spot, has died at the age of 86 at his home in California after a short illness.

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    Amazon's supplier battles expand to Warner Home Video

    Jun 11 2014: The Everything Store is shrinking again. Amazon customers who want to order forthcoming Warner Home Video features, including "The Lego Movie," "300: Rise of an Empire," "Winter’s Tale" and "Transcendence," are finding it impossible to do so.

    The retailer's refusal ...

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      B&N steps back into the tablet market with agreement to co-brand tablets with Samsung (that will include Nook software)

      Jun 05 2014: Barnes & Noble has reached an agreement with Samsung for the technology giant to develop co-branded tablets that will include Nook software.

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        Amy Einhorn joining new Macmillan's Flatiron Books

        Jun 04 2014: Amy Einhorn, who recently left her eponymous imprint at Penguin Random House, is joining Macmillan’s Flatiron Books imprint as senior v-p and publisher. She will start at Flatiron on July 21. No date has been set for the release of Einhorn's first titles, but ...

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          Wall Street Journal blames Justice Department for Amazon-Hachette dispute

          Jun 03 2014: Writing in the Wall Street Journal, former WSJ publisher L. Gordon Crovitz, calls the current dispute between Amazon and Hachette "the legacy of the Justice Department's doing Amazon's bidding and strange closeness with the Seattle e-tailer."

          Crovitz goes on to ...

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            First BookCon show at BEA draws sell out crowd of 10,000 readers

            Jun 02 2014: BookExpo America ended with a bang: the first BookCon show drew 10,000 excited book fans who swarmed over the parts of the Javits Center on Saturday. "They're scary and inspiring at the same time," said one BEA attendee, echoing the mixed feelings of many industry ...

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              Kirkus announces new book awards worth $150,000 per year

              Jun 01 2014: Kirkus Reviews has founded the Kirkus Prize to honor "outstanding writing by authors whose books have earned the Kirkus Star in the categories of fiction, nonfiction and young readers' literature." All books that receive a Kirkus starred review will be automatically ...

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                Amazon breaks silence on Hachette-Amazon rift but no solution in sight for affected authors

                May 28 2014: Amazon has finally broken its silence over the dispute with Hachette, saying that while the two sides are working hard, Amazon is "not optimistic [the issue] will be resolved soon." For its part, Hachette said it is holding its position. In a statement, the publisher ...

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