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Robert Jordan's The Wheel Of Time Up For Hugo Award After Fan Campaign
www.theguardian.com

Makes shortlist for best novel, despite its creator's death seven years ago

Waterstones To Open Its First New Store In Six Years
www.independent.co.uk

Waterstones will will open the doors to its shop in Ringwood, Hampshire, the first opening in a new location since 2008.

Haynes Q3 Revenues Fall
www.stockmarketwire.com

Haynes Publishing's total revenues for the third quarter were 7% down compared to the corresponding period last year

Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies
www.bbc.co.uk

Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died in Mexico aged 87

Samsung Galaxy Devices Will Get A Custom Kindle App
gigaom.com

Users of Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets can download a new Kindle app produced in partnership with Amazon

Shadow Culture Minister Plays Robin Hood Against Lincolnshire Library Cuts
www.teleread.com

Helen Goodman, UK Shadow Minister for Culture, Media and Sport, has joined Minnie Driver and others in the campaign in Lincolnshire against closure of two thirds of the county's libraries

E. L. Doctorow Wins Library Of Congress Award
artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com

The 2014 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction has been awarded to E. L. Doctorow

Barnes & Noble Shares Drop After Riggio Cut His Stake
www.cnbc.com

Barnes & Noble Chairman Leonard Riggio, the bookseller's founder and largest shareholder, cut his stake in the company to 20 percent by selling shares worth about $64 million

UK Publishers and Amazon: Keep Calm and Carry On
www.forbes.com

If you think publishers in the U.S. spend a lot of time and energy thinking about Amazon's influence in the ebook market, you should talk to some UK publishers

South Korea To Send Books North To Mark World Book Capital
publishingperspectives.com

South Korea hopes to send children's books to the North as part of Incheon's turn as UNESCO World Book Capital 2015

Penguin To Unveil New Covers On WeTransfer
www.creativereview.co.uk

Selected book covers for new titles will be showcased via the full screen backgrounds

Indies Test 'One Book, One Store' Campaigns
www.publishersweekly.com

Several US bookstores have tried putting their weight behind a single title in an effort to see if they can move the sales needle

Amazon Books Can Now Be Added To Your Goodreads Shelf
goodereader.com

Residents of the US, Canada and Australia have early access to a new feature on eBook discovery website GoodReads

Byliner Sees Huge Opportunity In Second Serial Rights
publishingperspectives.com

Opportunity to take stories or essays that have been collected in book form over the years and give them additional life for discovery and sales

Men 'Giving Up' On Books To Watch Films Or Go Online
www.bbc.co.uk

Slower readers and less likely to finish books

Amazon's First Smartphone Revealed In Leaked Photos
www.theverge.com

Shots reveal a total of five front-facing cameras

Apple Loses Bid To Dismiss States' E-book Antitrust Cases
www.cnet.com

Judge rejects Apple's argument that states lack standing in the case, which seeks as much as $840 million in damages

Amazon Staff Offered Up To $5,000 To Quit
www.telegraph.co.uk

The company has taken the unusual step of offering people who have worked in its warehouse up to $5,000 to walk out the door

Relations Between Libraries And Publishers Over Ebooks Improving In USA
www.digitalbookworld.com

But still have a ways to go

British Printers Struggle To Cope With Shift Toward Digital Media
www.teleread.com

Demand is dwindling

Best Translated Book Award Shortlist
www.complete-review.com

The only language represented more than once? Dutch!

Norwegian Publishers Suspected Of Violating Competition Laws
www.mhpbooks.com

Suspected of refusing to deliver books to grocery or convenience stores

If You Think Print Publishing Is A Fussy Business . . . Try ebooks
www.economist.com

How easy it has become to print a book and how difficult it remains to produce a suitable electronic version

US February Bookstore Sales Dropped 6.8%
www.publishersweekly.com

Hampered no doubt by bad winter weather, bookstore sales fell 6.8% in February, to $791 million

Amazon Cloud Drive Now Stores Your Kindle Documents
goodereader.com

All personal documents that you have archived in your Kindle Library will be available to access, delete, organize, and share from your Amazon Cloud Drive


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