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Lower pricing definitely doesn’t always mean more sales or borrows is a new thread at Kindle Boards. “So I dropped the price on my book for the weekend to 99 cents,” writes Alison Perry, the South Carolina-based author of Hell’s Belles. “I also have a promo on Tuesday and (being new) I wasn’t sure how […]

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It turns out librarians haven't just been sitting around shushing people while the Internet drove them into irrelevance. More than 90% of American public libraries have amassed e-book collections you can read on your iPad, and often even on a Kindle. You don't have to walk into a branch or risk an overdue fine. And they're totally free.

This year's theme for Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read, will concentrate on graphic novels and comic books. The campaign runs from Sept. 21 to Sept. 27.

"This year we spotlight graphic novels because, despite their serious literary merit and popularity as a genre, they are often subject to censorship," Judith Platt, the chairwoman of the Banned Books Week National Committee, said in a statement.

A controversy over state funding cuts in South Carolina to public colleges that included two LGBT-themed books in its reading lists for freshmen has now drawn in the the American Library Association, the American Association of University Professors, the American Civil Liberties Union and the the National Coalition Against Censorship, as attempts by South Carolina [...]

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The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) presented Edwards Brothers Malloy with its 2013 Business Leadership Award, which recognizes outstanding paper recycling programs. The award was presented to John Edwards, President and CEO, and Bill Upton, Vice President of Operations, at the Book Manufacturers’ Institute Spring Management Conference in Hilton Head, South Carolina on April 29th.

We are pleased to announce the first free ebook release supported by a successful campaign on the crowdfunding platform, which launched in May 2012.  It may be downloaded from at .  Soon you will also be able to download it from your favorite ebook store, and library ebook collections.

Open Book Publishers (Cambridge, UK) has released a revised, digital edition of Ruth Finnegan's classic work of scholarship, Oral Literature in Africa, free for all to read and share under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license.

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