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BookCon to get its own two day show next year. BEA to be cut to 2.5 days

Jun 16 2014: Next year's BookExpo America - the USA's leading publishing trade event - will take a different format to this year's event (which in turn was different to previous years). Next year BEA will run for two and a half days, opening on Wednesday afternoon, closing Friday. ...

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    Amazon likely to launch smartphone with ereader & smartphone technology

    Jun 16 2014: Amazon is expected to introduce a smartphone on Wednesday at an event in Seattle, a long-rumored project that aims to close any remaining gap between the impulse to buy and the completed act.

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      Foyles opens new flagship "bookshop of the future" on Charing Cross Road

      Jun 16 2014: "If God had been a bookseller, he could have done no better than welcoming you to this temple of words," Hilary Mantel (now Dame Hilary) told the crowd gathered at Foyles bookshop in London last Friday evening. The novelist did the honors during the ribbon-cutting ...

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        Charles Wright to be new poet laureate

        Jun 12 2014: The Library of Congress is to announce on Thursday that the next poet laureate will be 78-year-old Charles Wright. Wright, a retired professor at the University of Virginia, has already won just about every other honor in the poetry world, including the Pulitzer Prize, ...

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          Impac Dublin award goes to Juan Gabriel Vásquez

          Jun 12 2014: Colombian novelist Juan Gabriel Vásquez has won the €100,000 Impac award for his exploration of Colombia's drug trade, The Sound of Things Falling.

          One of the world's richest literary prizes, the International Impac Dublin literary award this year pitted debut novels...

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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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