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Shades of Grey – Sales and Censorship

Over the last six weeks the controversial book, Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James has sold a phenomenal ten million copies. Anthony Chirico of Knopf Doubleday said of the sales:...

Hachette Moving Slowly Back to Libraries

Back in 2010, Hachette Book Group yanked all of its eTitles from libraries "cyber" shelves. They cited numerous reasons; including the amount of check-outs of their titles, to the number of books...

Library Pulls 50 Shades of Grey

Some libraries in Florida have pulled the book '50 shades of Grey' from their shelves, siting its "graphic depiction of S&M and bondage." Author E.L. James bestselling book is considered erotica, and...

Libraries Versus Publishers

  Penguin Publishing has yanked their eBooks from OverDrive -- the digital supplier to libraries, as has Simon & Schuster, MacMillan and Hachette. HarperCollins has limited checkouts of their eBooks to 26, (they...

Huge Demand for Library eBooks

L. McMaken 1-26-12 Cincinnati, OH It has been a record breaking year for eBooks in libraries. According to statistics from OverDrive (digital distributor to libraries):     *Twice as many people visited their digital library in 2011 than 2010 *35...

Librarians and eBooks

L.McMaken 12-29-11 Cincinnati, OH   Libraries, those bastions of print tomes lining shelves are surprisingly embracing eBooks. In a recent survey from ebrary, (a company that provides statistics for libraries) found that "92%" of librarians responding...

Taylor Swift Donates Books

L. McMaken 10-18-11 Cincinnati, OH   Singer Taylor Swift has just donated 6,000 books to a local library in Pennsylvania. The library located in Reading, PA has been struggling with money issues recently. Ms. Taylor who...
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Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month Books to help and answer questions..... May is Mental Health Awareness Month, observed at this time each year since 1949,...

Books Like Us First Novel Contest from Gallery Books and Simon & Schuster

Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, is pleased to announce the launch of the BOOKS LIKE US First Novel Contest to facilitate...

BOOK REVIEW: The Best Man (Jasper Falls, #2) by Lydia Michaels

The Best Man (Jasper Falls, #2) by  Lydia Michaels Lydia Michaels writes a story with a powerful impact for its length. I really enjoyed this...