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For Amazon Prime Readers, a Lending Library

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The new program would loan eligible Kindle customers a free e-book every month.
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BBC to offer more books coverage | The Bookseller

BBC to offer more books coverage | The Bookseller | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Book Publishing Industry News. Regular news updates from The Bookseller's news desk.
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Anansi launches Massey Lectures app

Anansi launches Massey Lectures app | Acquiring | Scoop.it
House of Anansi Press introduced its first app this week, bringing six Massey Lectures to the iPad format with multimedia content including video interviews and discussion questions. The app’s release coincides with the rebroadcast of Lawrence...
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Canadian Bricks-and-Mortar Book Sales Dip Slightly in 2013

Canadian Bricks-and-Mortar Book Sales Dip Slightly in 2013 | Acquiring | Scoop.it
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Total Market Slightly Down
BookNet Canada’s Annual Market Report Released
BookNet Canada has released the 2013 edition of its annual market report, The Canadian Book Market.
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Follett Consolidates Pre-K-12 Businesses as Follett School Solutions

Follett Consolidates Pre-K-12 Businesses as Follett School Solutions | Acquiring | Scoop.it
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Follett’s PreK-12 Businesses Unite as Follett School Solutions, Inc.
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E-book Settlement Refunds Released to Consumers

E-book Settlement Refunds Released to Consumers | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Roughly $166 million in settlement funds collected as part of a deal to settle state and consumer charges of e-book price-fixing began flowing to consumers today.
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French booksellers pose naked to support children's book on nudity

French booksellers pose naked to support children's book on nudity | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Alison Flood: After a children's book showing people naked is attacked, publishers and sellers begin anti-censorship campaign (Some French publishers and booksellers are taking it all off to show their support for a censored children's book
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How to Write YA

How to Write YA | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Author Seth Fishman shares six tips on how to tackle a YA novel. (How to Write YA http://t.co/MIndW4j6Rr)
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Is Canada seeing the death of the niche bookstore?

Is Canada seeing the death of the niche bookstore? | Acquiring | Scoop.it
This February, two beloved independent Canadian bookstores announced that they are closing their doors. Oscar’s Art Books, a twenty-four-year-old bookstore based in Vancouver, will close shop at the end of March.
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Revenue Declines Continue at Harlequin

Revenue Declines Continue at Harlequin | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Sales and income at Harlequin were down again in the fourth quarter and for all of fiscal 2013.
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Harlequin CEO Craig Swinwood on Harlequin Results, Book Pricing and Self-Publishing

Harlequin CEO Craig Swinwood on Harlequin Results, Book Pricing and Self-Publishing | Acquiring | Scoop.it
For the fourth straight year, romance book publisher Harlequin has posted revenue declines despite gains made by other large publishers.
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Luba Goy play wins Kobzar Literary Award

Luba Goy play wins Kobzar Literary Award | Acquiring | Scoop.it
As international attention focuses on the Ukraine, the winner of the Shevchenko Foundation’s biennial Kobzar Literary Award, which celebrates Canadian literature with a “Ukrainian theme,” was announced last night at a ceremony in Toronto.
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Thomas King gets second big win for The Inconvenient Indian with RBC Taylor Prize

Thomas King gets second big win for The Inconvenient Indian with RBC Taylor Prize | Acquiring | Scoop.it
After winning two major literary prizes in less than a month and seeing Joseph Boyden’s The Orenda win CBC’s Canada Reads, author Thomas King is calling 2014 “the year of the native.” The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in...
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Average Price of Ebook Best-Sellers Jumps; Divergent Dominance Continues

Average Price of Ebook Best-Sellers Jumps; Divergent Dominance Continues | Acquiring | Scoop.it
After weeks of slowly ticking up, getting more than halfway to the $7.00 mark, the average price of a best-selling ebook jumped this week to $7.49.
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The novel, serialized and social - The Boston Globe

The novel, serialized and social - The Boston Globe | Acquiring | Scoop.it
TORONTO — Not since the heyday of Dickens, Dumas, and Henry James has serialized fiction been this big. In 1841, excited readers swarmed the New York docks to ask travelers from England whether Little Nell in “The Old Curiosity Shop” was dead.
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Fast-Growing Independent Publishers, 2014

Fast-Growing Independent Publishers, 2014 | Acquiring | Scoop.it
The 11 companies that made PW’s list of fast-growing independent publishers in 2013 include four first-timers, four companies reappearing on the list after falling off for a year or two, and three companies that made the 2012 list.
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China: The Next Big Ebook Market?

China: The Next Big Ebook Market? | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Roughly 42% of China’s nearly 1.4 billion people use the Internet. In the early part of 2013, China surpassed the U.S. in terms of how many people in the country were using smartphones and tablets (nearly 225 million).
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Jimmy Carter rails against worldwide 'abuse of women and girls' in new book

Jimmy Carter rails against worldwide 'abuse of women and girls' in new book | Acquiring | Scoop.it
A Call to Action sees 39th US president blame false religious interpretations for female genital mutilation and child marriage, writes Alison Flood (Jimmy Carter rails against worldwide 'abuse of women and girls' in new book | The Guardian
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Surging Rents Force Booksellers From Manhattan

Surging Rents Force Booksellers From Manhattan | Acquiring | Scoop.it
The rising cost of doing business in Manhattan is driving out many of its remaining bookstores, threatening the city’s sense of self as the center of the literary universe.
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Can Bookstores compete with Amazo… err Department...

Can Bookstores compete with Amazo… err Department... | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Can Bookstores compete with Amazo… err Department Stores?
Back in 1898 there were different players, but the same questions.
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OverDrive Acquires TeachersNotebook.com, Marketplace for Educational Materials

OverDrive Acquires TeachersNotebook.com, Marketplace for Educational Materials | Acquiring | Scoop.it
OverDrive has added a business to its platform that will put it in contact with 550,000 teachers across the U.S.
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Simon & Schuster Launches Another Marketing Vertical

Simon & Schuster Launches Another Marketing Vertical | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Following up on the launch of 250 Words, a website dedicated to reviewing business books and ideas, Simon & Schuster has launched Off the Shelf, a website about great back-list books.
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3M Cloud Library Adds E-Audiobooks to Offerings

3M Cloud Library Adds E-Audiobooks to Offerings | Acquiring | Scoop.it
[Press Release] 3M Cloud Library Adds eAudiobooks —- New content and features demonstrated at Public Library Association tradeshow 3M Library Systems announces the launch of the newest innovation to its 3M Cloud Library Digital Lending...
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Sales and Profits Increase at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2013

Sales and Profits Increase at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2013 | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Sales and profits increased at education and trade publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2013.
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Fewer Books, Not More, Future of Reading?

Fewer Books, Not More, Future of Reading? | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Platforms like Amazon, Apple, Oyster and Scribd that work to build the largest and most complete ebook collections for their customers may have it all wrong.
It could be the future of reading isn’t big selection but, rather, curation.
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Keith Richards to pen kids’ book, dissecting the speed-reading app, and more

Keith Richards to pen kids’ book, dissecting the speed-reading app, and more | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Keith Richards collaborating on kids’ book with daughter What the speed-reading app says about our reading habits Douglas Coupland’s Microserfs is the most popular ebook in New Hampshire Salacious letter from Hemingway to Marlene Dietrich to be...
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