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The book marketeers

Here\'s A Story that asks, How do you sell books to people who never read? Someone found the answer, and They sell to people working at 30,000 offices, factories and schools, and 2 million more by mail order and the internet. They sell 14 million books a year, and each year they throw extraordinary parties with fairground rides and marching bands to celebrate their success.

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Book makes Bible folksy

Here\'s An AP Story on a nifty new book that puts folksy touches on Biblical stories. \"The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language,\" by the Rev. Eugene H. Peterson that some see as useful for evangelism among people who know nothing about the Bible.
In his retelling of the Bible, when Jesus raises a young girl from the dead, he first has to work his way through neighbors bringing casseroles to the grieving family\'s home.

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Moral dilemma, good writing make book bestseller

CNN\'s running A Story on Ann Packer, author of The Dive From Clausen\'s Pier, the book \"Good Morning, America\" chose last month as its first selection for their new book club. It shot straight to The New York Times best-seller list.

\"This was never supposed to happen to this book,\" Packer says in the about-to-be-remodeled living room of her modest ranch-style home. \"It was never supposed to happen to me.\"

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Old book browsing\'s end nigh as market shifts to cyberspace

SMH.com.au is Reporting the success of online selling may soon see the second-hand book lover struggling to locate a suburban seller. Not because they are going out of business, but because they are going online.

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Book Biz Takes on Amazon.ca

The Canadian Booksellers Association and Canada\'s largest book retailer, Indigo Books & Music, are trying to shut down Amazon.com\'s new Canadian operation, Amazon.ca.

Stories at
Wired, The Globe and Mail, and, of course, The CBC

Bezos said, with no offices or employees in Canada, the federal rules don\'t apply to Amazon.ca – which Bezos said is a U.S. business. \"Not only is what we\'re doing within the structure of the rules, it\'s also completely within the spirit of the rules.\"

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New Book Blasts Serious Authors

FoxNews has A Story on Reader\'s Manifesto: An Attack on the Growing Pretentiousness in American Literary Prose, by B. R. Myers.
Myers is annoyed with these writers for taking themselves so seriously -- but his real gripe is with the critics who mock \"genre\" novels such as Westerns, romances and crime dramas while lavishing praise on \"literary\" authors.

From The Atlantic Story.

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Dog-Eat-Dog, Woman-Eat-Book: Literacy in the Age of Reality TV

Robin K. Blum, from over at InMyBook passed along an odd PW Newsline story that says Colorado author Jodi Jill has promised to eat - as in
chew, swallow and digest - a book in public, providing 50,000 people
visit her site and pledge to read a single book of their choosing. She
says she\'s already secured 9000 such promises via her eatabook.com,
a name that nearly single-handedly proves that the deregulation of
Internet domains is a bad idea. Many of those visitors are pushing for
Ms. Jill to eat War and Peace.

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Budding Bookworm Plows Through 1,600 Books

Having a 7-year-old devour over 1,600 books during summer reading would please any parent or teacher, and any librarian, children\'s or otherwise. After learning to read just last year, the little girl spends hours reading each day. Read More.

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End to Islamic Book Lawsuit Sought

James Nimmo sent over This FindLaw.com Story that says The University of North Carolina is asking a judge to in effect throw out a lawsuit that seeks to block the school from assigning students to read a book on Islam.
The motions filed in federal court Thursday seek to disqualify all five plaintiffs in the suit because they cannot prove they\'ll be injured by the required reading, or benefit if the requirement is lifted.

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Book World, a new library-cum-bookstore

Charles Davis writes \"Indulging in the habit of reading no longer need be a luxury in Dubai.
This is the slogan of Book World, a new library-cum-bookstore recently
opened in Satwa.
Book World offers about 20,000 books and provides a steady stream of new titles thanks to a innovative system of re-sale and purchase, which
involves readers and members of the library.
Story at
Gulf-News. \"

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