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Morning Links — News from Burma and B&N
February 25, 2013 | 9:10 am

Morning LinksIncreasing Cyberattacks Threaten Free Press in Burma (Media Shift) Is Barnes & Noble Leaving the eReader Business? (Good e-Reader) One Idea to Save Illustrated Books: Gamification (Digital Book World) News and the New Amplification Reality (GigaOM) Kindle Daily Deals: The Perfect Assassin (and 3 others)...

Myanmar Makes History with its First Literary Festival
February 9, 2013 | 1:15 pm

A truly historical literary event took place last weekend in Southeast Asia that doesn't seem to have enjoyed quite as much attention from the Western media as it probably should have, and so we figured we'd briefly mention it here: During the first three days of February, Myanmar—the country still known to much of the world as Burma—held it's first-ever literary festival, the Irrawaddy Literary Festival. The Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who was released in November 2010 after serving 15 of the past 21 years under house arrest as a political prisoner, was the event's guest of honor, and arguably its main draw. According to an...