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Dog-Eared and Dispatched: November 17, 2013

Dog-Eared and Dispatched

It’s all about public vs. private interests in this week’s wild world of book culture, literary citizens. We begin by taking a look at what the literary community has to say about Amazon’s new partnership with the U.S. Postal Service.┬áNext, we review the conclusion to the nearly decade-long copyright battle between the Authors Guild and

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November 17, 2013

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: September 29, 2013

Dog-Eared and Dispatched

The results are in for this week’s rundown of the wild world of book culture. Scholastic continues the season of literary giving by selecting Reach Out and Read as the recipient of their enormous book donation. In a fitting vindication of the necessity of such nonprofit organizations, the NEA has revealed the findings of their

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September 29, 2013

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: September 8, 2013

Dog-Eared and Dispatched

In this week’s news, Native American author Sherman Alexie has become the figurehead of “Indie First,” a campaign to support independent bookstores by having authors agree to hand-sell their books at these venues for a day. The American Booksellers Association immediately went to work assisting Alexie on this quest, building a webpage where authors and

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September 8, 2013

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: September 1, 2013

Dog-Eared and Dispatched

The wild world of book culture was full of U.S. Open-grade volleys this week. The skirmish commenced with President Obama’s letter in reply to the questions/accusations raised by booksellers and publishers following his visit to an Amazon distribution center. The vexation created by the seemingly dismissive nature of Obama’s response was mirrored in Apple attorney

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September 1, 2013

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