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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.

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.

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2006-03-07 07:44:09

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.

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.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.