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Findawayers Celebrate Banned Books Week

September 25, 2014Allie Heeter 0

This week, the last week of September, is a time where libraries, booksellers, and many more celebrate Banned Books Week, an annual event where we highlight the value of free and open access to information and to all content. In order to bring awareness this year, we’ve talked to some of our own Findawayers about one of their favorite books on a Banned Books list.

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Librarian Recommendations for Book Discoverability

September 12, 2014Marika Gofman 0

More books than ever are being published. With subscription models touting tens of thousands of titles and libraries housing tens of thousands of books on their physical and digital shelves, discoverability has become increasingly important in the book world. The perfect combination promotes both librarian recommendations and discoverability—lucky for us, this exists.

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Industry News: Hachette v. Amazon

June 18, 2014Marika Gofman 0

It seems as though every year there is a dispute between a large retailer and publishers—last year it was B&N versus Simon & Schuster, this year it’s Amazon versus Hachette. As one of the Big 5 publishers, Hachette publishes blockbuster authors like James Patterson, David Sedaris, Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling’s pen name), Michael Connelly, Malcolm Gladwell, Emma Donoghue, David Baldacci, and many others. Though full details have not been disclosed, it is widely believed that the dispute between Amazon and Hachette primarily has to do with renegotiating sales terms—and Hachette is putting their foot down.

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