Friday News Roundup, July 31, 2009

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Here are some book related stories and tidbits that have been in the news this week:

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos apologizes for deleting books off of customer’s Kindles. (Amazon)

Barnes & Noble bookstores will begin offering free wifi provide by AT&T. (Barnes & Noble)

Swedish author wants to publish unauthorized sequel to The Catcher in the Rye. (Yahoo!)

NPR poll picks 100 best beach books of all time. (NPR)

Author Justine Larbalestier writes on her blog that she has no control over the US cover of her book, which features a picture of a white girl, even though the book’s protagonist is black. (Justine Larbalestier’s Blog)

The current top 5 Hardcover Fiction Books: (NY Times)

Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner
Swimsuit by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
Black Hills by Nora Roberts
Finger Lickin’ Fifteen by Janet Evanovich
The Help by Kathryn Stockett

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