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Dog-Eared and Dispatched: April 12, 2015

Dog-Eared & Dispatched: April 12, 2015

As AWP rumbles on in the background providing comedic fodder for Melville House and McSweeney’s, Kobo and Oyster expand their offerings. We take a quick break from talking about Amazon this week to discuss the controversy around the Maya Angelou Forever Stamp, and provide footnotes on airline book readings, We Need Diverse Books, and the

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April 12, 2015

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: March 22, 2015

Dog-Eared & Dispatched: March 22, 2015

Welcome to another edition of “Dog-Eared & Dispatched”! This week we look at digital content giant … Rakuten, which just acquired OverDrive. We also look at Amazon’s latest doings (some things are up in the air), and round things out with a diverse collection of footnotes ranging from award mentions to copyright feuds. Ready? Set?

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March 22, 2015

Dog-Eared and Dispatched

Salutations, literary citizens! In this week’s rundown of the wild world of book culture, it’s all about studies, statistics, and surveys. We begin by exploring two revolutions in reading pertaining to mobile devices and men, respectively. Following these stories, we investigate how state sales taxes are throwing a wrench in Amazon’s plans for world domination.

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April 27, 2014

Dog-Eared and Dispatched

Dog-Eared and Dispatched

Good morning, literary citizens! In the latest rundown of the wild world of book culture, we delve into the U.K.’s ban on books for prisoners and the call-to-action this ruling has created among authors and book lovers worldwide. Next, we investigate who’s really benefiting from the e-book price-fixing refunds issued this week. Lastly, we explore

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March 30, 2014

Dog-Eared and Dispatched

Dog-Eared and Dispatched

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, literary citizens! We hope you enjoy a safe and happy celebration tomorrow. Until then, we’ll get rolling on the latest edition of Dog-Eared and Dispatched! In this week’s rundown of the wild world of book culture, we investigate Amazon’s Prime membership price hike and accusations that the company has been dishonest about

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March 16, 2014

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