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Teen books: twice as obscene as video games?

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-05-23

A study conducted by a Brigham Young professor found that obscenity is rife in some teen novels and that characters who swear tend to be portrayed as more attractive and popular.
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International print sales retreat—but US e-books 'slowing'

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First enhanced e-book from Short Books

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Alma Books to expand after profitable year

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Saltyard acquires Prashad restaurant books

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Talking books for blind celebrated as portal to the world

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E-tailers, E-books Move Ahead

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English-language e-books in global surge

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Beautiful Books enters administration

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Children's books: 'Pie' bakes a family tale in a mystery

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Beautiful Books facing administration

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Jobs set course forward for music, movies, books

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New Directions For National Geographic Books

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What happens to books when the Kindle is free?

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Toubon confident over French VAT cut on e-books

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Reader responses: Books you want banned

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Google e-books UK launch "imminent"

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 30/09/2011 - 15:29 Google is preparing an “imminent” UK launch of its e-books platform for selling digital titles, with members of Gardners Hive... | The Bookseller – 2011-09-30

Casey to tackle kids' books for RH

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Bloomsbury venture to bring books "back from dead"

LONDON, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Bloomsbury Publishing, home to the Harry Potter books in Britain, launched its first purely digital imprint on Wednesday which it said would bring out-of-print titles... | Reuters – 2011-09-28

Kobo brings books to life with Kobo Pulse™

Kobo Expands Reading Life, Leads eBook Integration with Facebook | CNW – 2011-09-27

Amazon founder heads digital advance on Guardian books power list

Jeff Bezos tops a list of the 100 most powerful people in publishing which charts the transformation of the books industry by digital technologySeismic shifts in the publishing world, transforming... | Guardian – 2011-09-23

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You Can Now Borrow Kindle Books from Libraries

Over 11,000 U.S. libraries are now loaning out Kindle books. | PC World – 2011-09-22

Number of Americans reading e-books doubles

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