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Amazon launches unlimited e-book subscription plan

US online giant Amazon unveiled a Netflix-style subscription plan for unlimited access to e-books, a move which could shake up the world of publishing.

Amazon launches unlimited e-book subscription plan
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eBooks on the go: Reading Semei campaign to foster love for books

Librarians of the Abai Library in Semey have decided to foster love for reading through free eBooks.

eBooks on the go: Reading Semei campaign to foster love for books
French theme park recreates 'Little Prince' universe
French theme park recreates 'Little Prince' universe

A theme park inspired by Antoine de Saint-Exupery's timeless classic "The Little Prince" opened this week in France, giving visitors a chance to recall the author's claim that "all grown-ups were children first".

French theme park recreates 'Little Prince' universe
Scarlett Johansson wins French novel lookalike case
Scarlett Johansson wins French novel lookalike case

Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson won damages against a French author whose novel features a character resembling the starlet who is treated as a sex object.

Scarlett Johansson wins French novel lookalike case
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Letters shed light on 'Gone with the Wind'

It's not that Margaret Mitchell didn't give a damn whether Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler would ever get back together again in "Gone with the Wind."

Letters shed light on 'Gone with the Wind'
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Harvard confirms antique book is bound in human skin

Harvard University scientists have confirmed that a 19th century French treatise in its libraries is bound in human skin, Harvard University said this week, after a bevvy of scientific testing.

Harvard confirms antique book is bound in human skin
Clinton memoir hits out at 'political slugfest' on Benghazi
Clinton memoir hits out at 'political slugfest' on Benghazi

Hillary Clinton has given her most detailed account yet of the attacks in Benghazi, Libya that killed four Americans, but said she will not join the "political slugfest" over the tragedy.

Clinton memoir hits out at 'political slugfest' on Benghazi
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Amazon.com 'not optimistic' about Hachette book deal

Online commerce titan Amazon.com on Tuesday said it doubted that it would soon bury the hatchet with book publisher Hachette.

Amazon.com 'not optimistic' about Hachette book deal
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US classic 'To Kill a Mockingbird' to appear as e-book

The Pulitzer Prize-winning US classic "To Kill a Mockingbird" will appear as an e-book for the first time this summer, publishing house HarperCollins said.

US classic 'To Kill a Mockingbird' to appear as e-book
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Murakami's new book unveiled in Japan

Haruki Murakami's first collection of short stories in nine years hit the shelves in Japan on Friday with some excited fans queuing for the midnight launch.

Murakami's new book unveiled in Japan
Garcia Marquez, godfather of magic realism, dies at 87
Garcia Marquez, godfather of magic realism, dies at 87

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel-winning Colombian author who used magical realism to tell epic stories of love, family and dictatorship in Latin America, died Thursday at the age of 87.

Garcia Marquez, godfather of magic realism, dies at 87
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Adrian Mole author Sue Townsend dies aged 68: son

Sue Townsend, the British author responsible for the multi-million selling Adrian Mole series documenting the hum-drum life of an awkward teenager, has died aged 68, her son told the BBC on Friday.

Adrian Mole author Sue Townsend dies aged 68: son
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G-Global: XXI Century World by Nazarbayev presented in Athens

Nursultan Nazarbayev's new book G-Global: XXI Century World has been presented in Athens, Greece.

G-Global: XXI Century World by Nazarbayev presented in Athens
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Kazakhstani writer Ilya Odegov shortlisted for Russian Award

Kazakhstani writer Ilya Odegov was shortlisted for the International literary competition Russian Award in the Flash Fiction category.

Kazakhstani writer Ilya Odegov shortlisted for Russian Award
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Kazakhstani short story long-listed for Russian Awards: celebration of adolescence

Young Kazakshtani writer Ilya Odegov has been long-listed for the International Literary competition Russian Award.

Kazakhstani short story long-listed for Russian Awards: celebration of adolescence
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Next up from Keith Richards: a book for kids

Not content with writing a best-selling autobiography, Rolling Stone guitarist Keith Richards now is coming out with his first children's book in September, publishing house Little.

Next up from Keith Richards: a book for kids
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Malaysia bans Japanese comic book Ultraman for using 'Allah'

Malaysia has banned a translation of an Ultraman comic book after it referred to the popular Japanese superhero as "Allah", authorities said Friday, during an ongoing row over use of the word by non-Muslims.

Malaysia bans Japanese comic book Ultraman for using 'Allah'
Hitler-signed 'Mein Kampf' copies sell for $65,000
Hitler-signed 'Mein Kampf' copies sell for $65,000

Two rare copies of "Mein Kampf" signed by the young Nazi leader Adolf Hitler went under the hammer for $64,850 Thursday in Los Angeles.

Hitler-signed 'Mein Kampf' copies sell for $65,000
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Fire destroys only library for blind in Karaganda

Fire has destroyed the only library for the blind and partially sighted in Karaganda Oblast in central Kazakhstan.

Fire destroys only library for blind in Karaganda
Former mental health nurse wins Britain's Costa prize
Former mental health nurse wins Britain's Costa prize

Debut author Nathan Filer won Britain's Costa Book Award on Tuesday for his novel "The Shock of the Fall", which draws on his experience as a mental health nurse.

Former mental health nurse wins Britain's Costa prize