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amazonAmazon Most Visited Website on Black Friday (GoodeReader)
Many US-based retailers and business owners came into the holidays this year in a state of pre-panic, which was understandable given that this year’s holiday calendar means there are six fewer shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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Taking the Temperature of Libraries and Bookstores (Digital Book World)
Ever since the late 1990s, when Amazon made its presence known as a bookseller, the only constant in the book retail marketplace has been change.
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Out of Print, Maybe, But Not Out of Mind (NY Times)

Even as the universe of printed matter continues to shrivel, the book — or at least some of its best-known features — is showing remarkable staying power online.
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Will e-Publishing Help Africa Switch On to Reading? (BBC)
Publishers have long bemoaned Africa’s lack of a “book culture” but some hope that the advent of smartphones and the internet could help change this, writes journalist Chris Matthews.

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Kindle Daily Deals: Into the Whirlwind (and 4 others)

 
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