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Forthcoming: Gabriel Garcia Marquez eBooks; Debut Fig Tree List

Vintage will release nine titles by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, including LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA and CHRONICLE OF A DEATH FORETOLD, in English-language ebook editions on October 15. At the same time, Vintage Espanol will issue ebook versions of 18 Garcia Marquez works in Spanish. The deal marks the…

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Eleanor Chang will retire at the end of this year after serving for 25 years as chief financial officer for the ABA. A search is underway for a replacement. CEO Oren Teicher says, "My predecessors and I have relied on Ellie to do so many things, and we are forever…

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Bookselling: New Contract for Book Culture Employees; RiverRun Closes Maine Location; and More

Employees at Book Culture in Morningside Heights signed a three-year contract Wednesday night after a protracted summer-long fight over attempts to unionize that led to the dismissal of several employees, subsequently reversed. The NY Daily News reports the new deal includes higher wages, fixed raises and affordable health care. "Now…

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ABA Names Indies Introduce Titles For Winter/Spring 2015

The ABA has chosen the ABA's Winter/Spring 2015 Indies Introduce titles for debut adult fiction & nonfiction, YA, and children's: Adult fiction: Black River by S.M. Hulse (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, January 20) Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper (Simon & Schuster, January 20) Wolf Winter by…

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Amazon Refreshes Kindle eReaders and Tablets, Adding Kids Tablet

After some leaks at their international stores, on Wednesday evening Amazon announced new ereaders and tablets, all set to ship in October. The new basic Kindle is thinner, adds a touchscreen, and sells for $79, with ads. (That's $10 more than the previous basic model, or 15 percent higher. So the people who fight to control…

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National Book Award Fiction Longlist, and More Awards

The National Book Awards closed out their week of longlists with its ten-book fiction list. Originally slated for announcement on Thursday at 8 AM, the list was first leaked Wednesday evening after 7 PM by the Huffington Post, after which it was posted by the NYT and on the National…

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Awards: MacArthur Fellows, Nonfiction National Book Award Longlist

The MacArthur Foundation announced their latest group of 21 Fellows (recipients of $625,000 grants), including graphic novelist Alison Bechdel, poet Terrance Hayes, translator/poet Khaled Mattawa, and playwright Samuel Hunter. The National Book Awards also announced their nonfiction longlist Wednesday. (Notably, the nominees include only one woman; the young people's literature and poetry…

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Abrams will launch a new gift and stationery imprint, Abrams Noterie, in February 2015. The line, which launches with four product collections and two journals, will comprise guided and blank journals, notecards, postcards, desk accessories, small gift books, and other inventive paper product formats. Overseeing Abrams Noterie is Karrie Witkin, who…

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Longlists: Giller Prize, National Book Award Poetry

Canada's Giller Prize announced their longlist of twelve books: Arjun Basu, Waiting for the Man (ECW Press) David Bezmogzis, The Betrayers (Little, Brown/Harper Canada) Rivka Galchen, American Innovations (FSG/Harper Canada) Frances Itani, Tell (Black Cat (forthcoming)/Harper Canada) Jennifer Lovegrove, Watch How We Walk (ECW Press) Sean Michaels, Us Conductors (Tin…

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Douglas Preston's Authors United is taking their complaints over Amazon's negotiation tactics with Hachette to the etailer's board of directors, which accomplishes the primary goal of putting authors' objections back in the headlines. The new letter notes: "Russell Grandinetti of Amazon has stated that the company was 'forced to take…

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