Monthly Archives: February 2012

Shutting Down Piracy Site

International publisher alliance shuts down piracy site 15.02.12 | Katie Allen This article comes from The For the complete article, visit An international alliance of publishers, including Cambridge University Press, Elsevier and Pearson Education Ltd, has served successful cease-and-desist orders … Continue reading

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The Value of the Cover Art in Romance Sells

Perhaps no publisher taps into amorous fantasies as thoroughly as Harlequin, which over more than six decades has become synonymous with romance. The Toronto-based company, founded in 1949, publishes about 110 fiction and non-fiction titles per month in 31 languages … Continue reading

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Unrestricted Lending of Library eBooks? Will It Happen?

Never has a price increase been such good news for libraries. At a meeting with ALA leaders this week in New York, Random House officials said the “terms of sale” for Random House e-books to libraries will change, with a … Continue reading

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The Romance Genre Endures Because It Offers More than “Happily Ever After”

from Suzy Parker, USA TODAY Affection for the romance genre hasn’t faltered even as the rest of the book industry has struggled since the economic crisis began. Sales of romance novels have held steady at about $1.4 billion every year … Continue reading

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What Is an Author to Do? Caught in the Middle of Seller Wars

The cold war between north American booksellers and Amazon has hotted up this week, with the booksellers joining together to announce that they will not be selling any of the titles published by the online retailer. The opening salvo was … Continue reading

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Edward the Confessor, the Last of the Anglo-Saxon Kings

Edward the Confessor also known as St. Edward the Confessor (Old English: Ēadƿeard se Andettere; French: Édouard le Confesseur; 1003–05 to 4 or 5 January 1066), son of Æthelred the Unready and Emma of Normandy, was one of the last … Continue reading

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Canute, England’s Viking King

With Aethelred’s death in 1016, two men stepped forward to claim the throne: Aethelred’s son, Edmund Ironside, and Sweyn Forkbeard’s (King of Denmark) son, Canute. The two fought for control (The Saxons favored Edmund and the Danes chose Canute) of … Continue reading

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Athelstan, King of all England

Athelstan or Æthelstan (Old English: Æþelstan, Æðelstān; c. 893/895 – 27 October 939) was the King of England from 924 or 925 to 939. He was the son of King Edward the Elder and his first wife, Ecgwynn. Æthelstan’s success … Continue reading

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Alfred the Great’s Son, Edward the Elder

Edward the Elder (Old English: Ēadweard se Ieldra; c. 874–877 – 17 July 924)  became king in 899 upon the death of his father, Alfred the Great. His court was at Winchester, previously the capital of Wessex. He captured the … Continue reading

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A “Valentine” By Any Other Name – Sara Bennet’s “A Most Sinful Proposal”

A most wicked education… Marissa Rotherhild has always behaved exactly as a proper lady should, and it has done absolutely nothing for her. So now she has made a most sinful proposal. She wants to live only for pleasure, and … Continue reading

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