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Tranströmer wins Nobel Prize

Tranströmer wins Nobel Prize | Acquiring | Scoop.it
In a year that saw literary punters make Bob Dylan the odds-on favourite (and in which Canadian readers continued to carry the torch for their own, be it Alice or Margaret), the 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature, announced in Stockholm this morning,...
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10 landmarks for lovers of Western literature

10 landmarks for lovers of Western literature | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Are you an enthusiast of everything Voltaire? Can you not get enough of Shakespeare and James Joyce?
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Joseph Boyden to publish YA novel

Joseph Boyden to publish YA novel | Acquiring | Scoop.it
The fiction follow-up to Joseph Boyden’s 2008 Scotiabank Giller Prize–winning novel, Through Black Spruce, will be a novel for young adults.
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The Boston Book Festival Turns Three

The Boston Book Festival Turns Three | Acquiring | Scoop.it
The Boston Book Festival has grown from 12,000 in 2009 to double that in 2010. Now the BBF is readying its third festival, to be held on Saturday October 15.
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Kobo Partners with French Retailer FNAC

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Kobo has announced a new partnership with French book retailer FNAC.
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How to get library eBooks on the Amazon® Kindle

The library world is atwitter (literally a tweet per second!) about library eBook lending on the Kindle for public and school libraries in the US. For details, check out our blog post from yesterday.
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The Dead Sea Scrolls make their online debut

The Dead Sea Scrolls make their online debut | Acquiring | Scoop.it
The Dead Sea Scrolls, believed to be the oldest extant Biblical texts, are available for viewing online for the first time as of today.
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Kobo Pulse gets to the heart of “social in-book e-reading”

Kobo Pulse gets to the heart of “social in-book e-reading” | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Kobo has released more details about Kobo Pulse, its new “social in-book e-reading experience” Essentially a social media tool, Kobo Pulse will allow Kobo users to connect with other people reading the same book, comment on passages or the book as...
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The 12 Coolest Libraries in the World

The 12 Coolest Libraries in the World | Acquiring | Scoop.it
To mark Raise-a-Reader Day, here's a look at 12 incredible libraries around the world.
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Indigo becoming a model for bookstores as lifestyle emporia?

Indigo becoming a model for bookstores as lifestyle emporia? | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Publishers and other industry stakeholders reacted with predictable dismay when Indigo Books & Music announced changes to its product mix earlier this year, decreasing floorspace for books in favour of lifestyle products and giftware.
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Shortlist For Giller Revealed

Shortlist For Giller Revealed | Acquiring | Scoop.it
The shortlist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, Canada’s richest prize for fiction, was announced Tuesday morning in Toronto.
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Plagiarism controversy heats up as authors demand review of Penguin Canada novel

Plagiarism controversy heats up as authors demand review of Penguin Canada novel | Acquiring | Scoop.it
The road to English-language publication for Chinese-born, Toronto-based Ling Zhang’s second novel, Gold Mountain Blues, has not been especially smooth, but it appears to have hit yet another speedbump.
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What if the Kindle were free?

What if the Kindle were free? | Acquiring | Scoop.it
What would happen to print and e-book sales if the Kindle e-reader were distributed for free?
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BAM Joins B&N, Removes DC Graphic Novels Over Kindle Fire Deal

BAM Joins B&N, Removes DC Graphic Novels Over Kindle Fire Deal | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Book retailer Books-A-Million has joined with Barnes & Noble and notified DC Entertainment that they are removing the 100 graphic novels from their shelves that DC plans to sell exclusively through the Kindle Fire.
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OverDrive Unveils WIN Catalogue at Frankfurt

OverDrive Unveils WIN Catalogue at Frankfurt | Acquiring | Scoop.it
OverDrive is introducing a new program that will let consumers buy e-books and audiobooks from its library catalogues.
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Digital Reading: At the Intersection of Reading and Retail

Digital Reading: At the Intersection of Reading and Retail | Acquiring | Scoop.it
By Anne Kostick, Partner, Foxpath IND | @bklynanne Sometimes your point of view depends on where you’re standing.  Publishers and booksellers focus on price points, bestseller lists and reorders to figure out what their customers want.  Those on...
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Bill Clinton’s Latest, Back To Work, Out in November 2011

Bill Clinton’s Latest, Back To Work, Out in November 2011 | Acquiring | Scoop.it
It was just delivered in manuscript, but Bill Clinton’s new book, Back To Work (208p. ISBN 9780307959751. $22.95; eISBN 9780307959751. $11.99), will be published by Knopf in November.
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CBC Canada Reads opts for non-fiction lineup

CBC Canada Reads opts for non-fiction lineup | Acquiring | Scoop.it
This morning, CBC Books announced that the 2012 edition of its annual book battle, Canada Reads, will focus on non-fiction.
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Clement Virgo’s film adaptation of Lawrence Hill’s The Book of Negroes moves into production

Clement Virgo’s film adaptation of Lawrence Hill’s The Book of Negroes moves into production | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Canadian film director Clément Virgo (Poor Boy’s Game, Lie With Me) is developing an adaptation of Lawrence Hill’s bestseller, The Book of Negroes, to begin shooting next year.
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Amazon Kindle Announcement News Roundup

Amazon Kindle Announcement News Roundup | Acquiring | Scoop.it
By Matt Mullin, Community Relations Manager, Digital Book World | @mrmullin Today’s Amazon press conference on the latest Kindle(s) certainly amazed multiple industry observers, but a few journalists were able to patch together incisive coverage...
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Random House Buys Rod Stewart's Memoir

Random House Buys Rod Stewart's Memoir | Acquiring | Scoop.it
Random House, in a joint deal with its U.S. and U.K. divisions, has nabbed Rod Stewart's autobiography, which is scheduled for 2012.
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