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Amazon, Up in Flames – NYTimes.com

If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face — forever,” George Orwell wrote in “Nineteen Eighty-Four.” In “Animal Farm,” he concluded that revolutions are inevitably betrayed by their leaders. His novel “Burmese Days” ends with the hero killing himself because he is …

Stephen King to tackle JFK assassination for Hodder | The Bookseller

Stephen King will look at President Kennedy’s assassination as part of his latest novel, 11/22/63, which Hodder has acquired. Managing director Jamie Hodder-Williams bought UK and Commonwealth rights excluding Canada to the book from Chuck Verrill at Darhansoff & Verrill in New York. The book will focus on Jake Epping, …

Barnes & Noble: From Thug to Love | Publishing Perspectives

Editorial by Edward Nawotka For a long time Barnes & Noble, the United States’ largest bookstore chain, was the bully of bookselling. B&N was the bookseller whose massive expansion into superstores in the ’80s and ’90s was seen as the catalyst for the closure of numerous independent booksellers across the …