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Memorial service to be held for Doris Lessing

The Bookseller – 2014-02-20

A memorial service for Doris Lessing will be held at St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square...
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BEA Adds Programming for Indie Authors

Publishers Weekly – 2014-02-20

BookExpo America is expanding its offering for indie authors, introducing Author Hub.
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'12 Years a Slave': Would it be a good classroom teaching tool?

The Christian Science Monitor – 2014-02-20

Not only is the memoir by Solomon Northup now an Oscar-nominated film, but director Steve McQueen is encouraging schools to use the book as part of their units on slavery and the Civil War.
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Why libraries deserve to be hip

Salon.com – 2014-02-20

They face budget cuts and closures, but they're a lifeline for people like me. Libraries should get more respect
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Patterson donates initial £267k to US indies

The Bookseller – 2014-02-20

US author James Patterson has followed through on his promise to donate $1m to US independent...
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Hugh Howey and The Indie Author Revolt

Publishers Weekly – 2014-02-20

With a debate brewing about how much indie authors can, and do, earn, PW asked Mark Coker, founder of Smashwords, to weigh in.
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The Borribles, once infamous children's books, reissued for 21st-century readers

The Guardian – 2014-02-19

Considered too inflammatory to publish in the wake of 1980s UK riots, these tales of anarchic runaways are to be re-released as ebooksMichael de Larrabeiti's classic stories of anarchic, pointy-eared street children the Borribles, which were judged...
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Heron Books signs TV scientist

The Bookseller – 2014-02-19

Heron Books, an imprint of Quercus Books, has bought a new title about evolution by Professor...
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BostonGlobe.com is Moving to a Metered Paywall

Editor & Publisher – 2014-02-19

That’s one of the takeaways from this long profile of the John Henry-era Globe by Jason Schwartz in Boston Magazine. The Globe famously split its web presence in 2011 into a completely free Boston.com and a mostly hard-paywalled...
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Kaplan Goes with Vital Source for E-textbooks

Publishers Weekly – 2014-02-19

Using the VitalSource Bookshelf platform, students and faculty will have one-click access to e-textbooks within their course environment.
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Cornerstone buys four from self-published Tracy Bloom

The Bookseller – 2014-02-19

Cornerstone has signed a four-book deal with Kindle self-published author Tracy Bloom. Jenny...
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Jackie Collins is still steamy 30 novels later

SacBee – 2014-02-19

Most of her previous 29 novels are titillating scorchers with plenty of sex, glitz and drama. Jackie Collins’ 30th novel is on best-seller lists now. “When I see (writers) with one-hit wonders … I wonder if they’ll...
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Fallout Continues from Penguin Books India Debacle

Publishing Perspectives – 2014-02-19

One week after news broke that Penguin Books India had recalled and destroyed Wendy Doniger’s "The Hindus" the negative fall out continues.
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2013 L.A. Times Book Prize Finalists Announced

Publishers Weekly – 2014-02-19

Fifty titles in 10 categories are in contention for the awards, which will be revealed in April.
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In Spain, Has the Increase in Ebook Releases Reduced Piracy?

Publishing Perspectives – 2014-02-19

Increased market supply appears to be having an impact on Spanish ebook piracy, though it remains a widespread problem.
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Banks poems published posthumously

BBC – 2014-02-19

Scottish author Iain Banks' first collection of poems will be published in February 2015, a year and a half on from his death last June.
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The Check Is in the Mail: Patterson Sends over $267,000 to Booksellers

Publishers Weekly – 2014-02-19

This week James Patterson mailed the first installment of his $1 million pledge to 54 indie booksellers and the NCIBA for California Bookstore Day.
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'Wonder' author R.J. Palacio announces new works

The Christian Science Monitor – 2014-02-19

Two upcoming projects, a book and an e-story, will be set in the 'Wonder' universe.
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Inside Nubico, Spain’s Latest Ebook Subscription Service

Publishing Perspectives – 2014-02-19

We talk to David Fernández Payatos, CEO of Nubico, the Spanish ebook subscription service that is looking to acquire 30% of Spain's e-reading market.
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Digital Manga, Inc. to Publish Tezuka Backlist

Publishers Weekly – 2014-02-19

Tezuka Productions and Digital Manga, Inc. have announced a deal to translate and digitally publish hundreds of volumes of manga by revered manga and anime creator Osamu Tezuka.
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