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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

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: August 18, 2013

Dog-Eared and Dispatched

This week, the Apple vs. DOJ saga continues with—you guessed it—the plan for even more court hearings in the coming months. While we wait for the final word on Apple’s indictment, New York University student Robert Seamans and Harvard University student Feng Zhu investigate the effect of Craigslist on newspaper revenues, PEN American Center announces its

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August 18, 2013

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: August 11, 2013

Dog-Eared and Dispatched

With Jeff Bezos’ purchase of The Washington Post, labor strikes at Amazon warehouses in Germany, and the ongoing and increasingly bitter battle between Apple and the Department of Justice, the past seven days have comprised many rude awakenings in book culture. During all of this tension, literary voices new and old have been re-examining the conflict

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August 11, 2013

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