Amazon Could Expand Recommendation Services With Goodreads Purchase
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Ellen DeGeneres during a taping of The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2011 in Burbank, Calif. Michael Rozman/Warner Bros./AP hide caption

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How Ellen DeGeneres Helped Change The Conversation About Gays
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Chinua Achebe Was 'Grandfather' Of African Literature
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This Dec. 26, 2004, photograph shows a trail of destruction in the southern Sri Lankan town of Lunawa after tidal waves lashed more than half of Sri Lanka's coastline. Sena Vidanagama/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'Wave' Tells A True Story Of Survival And Loss In The 2004 Tsunami
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Has The Nook Saved Barnes & Noble From Going The Way Of Borders?
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Betty Friedan, co-founder of National Organization for Women (NOW), speaks during the Women's Strike for Equality event in New York on Aug. 26, 1970, the 50th anniversary of women's suffrage. AP hide caption

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At 50, Does 'Feminine Mystique' Still Roar?
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The cover of House of Earth is an oil painting that Guthrie made in 1936 called In El Rancho Grande. Courtesy HarperCollins hide caption

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Woody Guthrie's 'House Of Earth' Calls 'This Land' Home
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Data gleaned from e-readers gives writers a new kind of feedback to take into consideration — or ignore. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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E-Readers Track How We Read, But Is The Data Useful To Authors?
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The Polar Express won the Caldecott Medal in 1986, and was turned into an animated movie with Tom Hanks in 2004. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt hide caption

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A Colorful Anniversary: The Caldecott Medal Turns 75
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'Fifty Shades' Is The One That Got Away. At Least From Me
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Self-Publishing: No Longer Just A Vanity Project
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Oprah Winfrey's revamped book club uses her magazine and OWN cable network as platforms. Chris Pizzello/AP hide caption

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Oprah's Book Club Turns Over A New Page
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Oprah Winfrey's OWN cable channel and her magazine have revived her book club, now known as Book Club 2.0. Charles Sykes/AP hide caption

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Oprah's Second Pick: A First-Time Novelist
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President Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia go shopping at a small bookstore, One More Page, in Arlington, Va. This is shaping up to be a better holiday season for independent booksellers than in past years. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Independent Bookstores Find Their Footing
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