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E-Book Readers Face Sticker Shock

AllThingsD – 2011-12-16

Cheap new e-readers are expected to be one of the hottest gifts this holiday season. But new owners of Kindles and Nooks may be in for sticker shock on Christmas morning: The price gap between the print and e-versions of some top sellers has now narrowed to within a few dollars -- and in some cases, e-books are more expensive than their printed equivalents.
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AP - Worm hunters, lethal robots and Nazi spoons are in the running for Britain's quirkiest literary award, the Diagram Prize for year's oddest book title. | AP – 2010-02-22

Book on Hiroshima bombing blighted by phantom engineer

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Usain Bolt lands two-book deal with publisher HarperSport

Usain Bolt's agent says the record-breaking sprinter has agreed to a two-book deal with publisher HarperSport. | ESPN – 2010-02-20

Blake to publish Cheryl and Ashley Cole split book

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Judge puts off ruling on Google's proposed digital book settlement

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Google and opponents and supporters of its digital book project have sparred in court as the judge hearing the case pressed the Internet titan about its plan to offer millions of books online. | AFP via Yahoo! News – 2010-02-19

Portugal upholds ban on book about Madeleine McCann

A Portuguese court upheld on Thursday a ban on a book about the disappearance of British toddler Madeleine McCann written by former detective Goncalo Amaral who led the initial investigation. | Reuters via Yahoo! News – 2010-02-19

Google book project opponents, supporters meet in courts

Google traded arguments with opponents and supporters of its digital book project in a Manhattan courtroom Thursday as the judge hearing the case pressed the Internet giant to defend the venture. | AFP via Yahoo! News – 2010-02-19

Google, Publishers, Authors Defend Book Settlement

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Is Apple Actually Pushing for the $10 iPad E-Book, After All?

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Google seeks court approval of digital book project

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A Portuguese court on Thursday banned a book on the disappearance of the British girl Madeleine McCann written by the police officer who led the initial probe, a lawyer for her parents said. | AFP via Yahoo! News – 2010-02-18

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Justice Dept. Criticizes Latest Google Book Deal

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Obama scoops British book prize

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Kiyosaki Site Drawing Lots of Interest to Free Book

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'Seattle Times' Executive Editor Tackles 'P-I' Readers Head-On

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Controversial Egyptian author Youssef Ziedan has captured the second-ever International Prize for Arabic Fiction. Beelzebub, which means the Devil and stems from an old Hebrew word that translates... | CBC – 2009-03-16

Eritrea: Eighth Book Fair Opens

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Book Sales in Europe Are Gaining in Tough Times

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Book, ‘Sowing Atheism’ Impacts Crucial Texas Evolution vs. Creation Debate

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Abu Dhabi encourages young readers with book vouchers, gifts

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair new initiatives take school and university students into account. | Middle East Online – 2009-03-16

National Book Critics Circle Announces Winners of Annual Awards

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Cellist of Sarajevo, Downtown Eastside photo essay vie for B.C. Book Prizes

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Reuters - Poison frontman Bret Michaels promises to tell all when he publishes his autobiography, "Roses and Thorns: The Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy to My Reality," | Reuters – 2009-03-13

Chile novelist Bolano wins U.S. book critics award

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Roberto Bolano, Dead Chilean, Wins Book Critics Circle Award

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At a well-attended ceremony at the New School in New York City, the National Book Critics Circle gave out the its awards for publishing year 2008. | Publishers Wekly – 2009-03-13

Roberto Bolano's `2666' wins book critics prize

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Leipzig book fair opens to visitors

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Philly Reporter Explores Media 'Myths' in New Reagan Book

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Marina Endicott wins Commonwealth Writers’ Prize best book award

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Clinton Praises a Book's "Perspective"

Former President Bill Clinton was a surprise speaker at the AAP annual meeting where he talked about books, education, and politics. | Publishers Wekly – 2009-03-12

Sara Evans Signs 4-Book Deal

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Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger reportedly has landed a $2.5 million (or more) book deal from HarperCollins. | New York Daily News – 2009-03-12

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Executed terrorist claims Bali bombings were ‘justified’ in book

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ABPA’s Book Building 2.0 Seminar Addresses E-Books, iPhones and More

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Haller Moves to Penguin Young Readers

Jennifer Haller, v-p and associate publisher of the children’s book group at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, is moving to Penguin Young Readers Group as v-p and associate publisher, effective March 26. | Publishers Wekly – 2009-03-11

NEIBA Starts Book Alert Service

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