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In a book sculpture more topically significant than most works in the medium, Quebec-based book sculptor Guy Laramée has carved a 24-volume set of the Encyclopedia Britannica into an eroding mountainous landscape to commemorate the end of the printed edition of the reference work after 244 years of publication. “My work, in 3D as well [...]

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The government of Quebec has gone forward with a law that was months in the making, putting a restriction on book pricing. Retailers can not discount a book more than ten percent now, and that restriction applies to both print and ebooks. However, despite the celebration of the news from booksellers and publishers, there are several problems with the measure.

First, there is no word as of yet as to how this will affect foreign retailers, specifically those who operate strictly online.

Quebec, September 11, 2013 -Nu-book, the leading North American provider of ereading technology platforms for the publishing industry, today announced the release of a suite of solutions for a variety of different publishers, including corporate, retail, catalogue, and book publishers as well as magazines, newspapers-and even book printers.

Quebec, September 17, 2013 -Nu-book, the leading North American provider of ereading applications for the publishing industry, today announced the release of the desktop version of its renowned ereading application. Publishers of all types can now offer their readers the opportunity to acquire their works and consult them-right from the comfort of their desktop computers.

Should consumers pay more to keep Quebec's independent booksellers in business That's the issue before a National Assembly committee studying a proposal to prevent bookstores from selling new books at a discount. Under the scheme, booksellers, whether big-box retailers or hole-in-the-wall independent bookstores, would all have to sell new books for a predetermined price during the first nine months after their release. Retailers that want to put certain titles on sale would be allowed to knock no more than 10 per cent off the price.

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