Apple says its iPad will be available April 3. Five of the six major American publishing companies have agreed to deals that will provide Apple's new iBook store with content at a higher price than Amazon's Kindle. Courtesy of Apple hide caption

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Adam Haslett's first book, a collection of stories called You Are Not a Stranger Here, was nominated for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Brigitte Lacombe hide caption

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More than 30 years after her death in 1977, Maria Callas' voice continues to thrill and divide fans and experts. EMI Classics hide caption

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Louise Erdrich is the author of 13 novels and the owner of Birchbark Books, an independent bookstore in Minnesota. Paul Emmel Photography hide caption

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Wi-Fi-enabled versions of the iPad will be available in March. Five of the six major American publishing companies have agreed to deals that will provide Apple's new iBooks store with content. Courtesy of Apple hide caption

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Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone during his keynote address at the MacWorld conference on Jan. 9, 2007. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos holds a Kindle e-book reader. The Kindle leads the market in sales of electronic readers. Ben Margot/AP hide caption

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The National Book Award Winners for 2009 include (from left) Phillip Hoose (young people's literature); T.J. Stiles (nonfiction); Colum McCann (fiction); and Keith Waldrop (poetry). Associated Press hide caption

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