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Hachette to buy Perseus Books Group - plans to keep publishing imprints but immediately sell on distribution to Ingram

Jun 24 2014: The owners of the Perseus Books Group have agreed to a sale of the company, in an unusual three-way transaction. All things being equal, Hachette Book Group is purchasing PBG, and then in turn will sell to Ingram Content Group Perseus's extensive distribution companies....

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    Hachette employee speaks off the record about Amazon's "inventive" tactics to charge for standard services

    Jun 23 2014: The New York Times spoke with an unnamed employee at Hachette who speaking off the record about Amazon's dispute with Hachette says that Amazon has been demanding payments for a range of services, including the pre-order button, personalized recommendations and a ...

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      Sir Salman Rushdie awarded Pen Pinter prize

      Jun 20 2014: Sir Salman Rushdie has been named the recipient of this year's Pen Pinter prize. The Pen Pinter was established in 2009 in memory of British writer Harold Pinter, by writers' charity English Pen. Sir Salman said it was "very moving" to win an award named after his "...

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        Author of English classroom classic, "Flowers for Algernon" dies aged 86

        Jun 18 2014: Daniel Keyes, the author of “Flowers for Algernon,” the story of a man with an I.Q. of 68 who temporarily becomes a genius after surgery — a book that inspired the film “Charly,” starring Cliff Robertson — died on Sunday at his home in South Florida. He was 86.

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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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