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2008-10-06 09:00:25

Booksellers and publishers attending the Frankfurt Book Fair are invited to attend an open conference session to hear from representatives from the International Digital Publishing Forum (www.IDPF.org), Random House UK, OverDrive, Inc., and Sony Reader on recent milestones for the eBook market and adoption of the EPUB format standard in US and EU book markets. The session, presented as part of the Frankfurt Book Fair Digital Lunch program is entitled: Digital Publishing and the EPUB...

2008-07-28 06:00:53

CRIME author Tony Black signs a copy of his debut novel, Paying For It, for Katrina Keenan. The writer dropped into Waterstone's in Edinburgh's West End yesterday to meet fans as he launched his first novel featuring washed-up investigator Gus Dury. The book has already won critical acclaim for the Edinburgh-based writer with its gritty portrait of the city. Its web of intrigue includes a vice ring, people smugglers, and the torture and murder of a young man on Arthur's Seat. The author...

2006-03-07 07:44:09

LONDON -- Amazon.com came under fire from Britain's book publishing and retailing industries on Monday even as the debate raged over a perceived threat presented by Google Inc. The chief executive of HarperCollins UK, said she feared the online book seller more than the Web search leader, which has created a stir with plans to digitize every book. "We all want to talk about Google, but personally I see Amazon as a bigger threat because Amazon has shown a lot of signs that they actually want...

2005-07-11 10:04:20

By Jeffrey Goldfarb and Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - After a grim convergence of fiction and fact, a publisher has removed adverts for a novel about a fictional suicide bombing in London that hit the shelves the same day 52 people died in bomb attacks on the capital. "Incendiary" by Chris Cleave is written as a letter to Osama bin Laden by a woman whose son and husband die in the imagined attack on Arsenal's stadium in north London. It was published last Thursday, the day three...

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.