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New York, New York - July 2, 2015 - Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation's largest retail bookseller, today announced that Ronald D. Boire has been named Chief Executive Officer of Barnes & Noble's Retail business, effective September 8, 2015. Mr. Boire is currently President and Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the Board of Directors, Sears Canada (SCC.TO, SRSC).

Who says firecrackers are the only things that may explode July 4 (that’s Independence Day here in the United States)? Fires and explosions of lithium-ion batteries, aka li-ion batteries, are rare. But they do happen. Check out some wisdom from Stanley Q. Woodvine, a homeless man in Vancouver. He wrote of a Fire whose battery either […]

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NEW YORK, June 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Simon & Schuster has entered into a sales and distribution agreement with Piggyback Interactive Limited, publisher of official video game strategy guides, it was announced today. Under the agreement, Simon & Schuster will handle sales and distribution for Piggyback in the United States and Canada.  The first titles under the agreement will be releasing in September 2015.

Earlier this year, France made publishing news headlines when its court ruled ebook subscription services like Kindle Unlimited illegal. The law cited was the Lang Law, which gives publishers the exclusive right to set the price of a book. Retailers are not allowed to discount more than 5 percent from this set price.

You may be thinking, A measly 5 percent? Here in the United States, we're used to seeing 50 percent or more slashed off our books. Price fixing in general is regarded as suspect and is, in fact, legally so.

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