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Also, four agent profiles have been updated this week. Most notably, Deborah Grosvenor has started her own agency, and Wendy Schirmer is no longer working as an agent. We wish the best of luck to both of them in their new endeavors.
Simon and Schuster has started a new online, interactive book club for tweens through Everloop.
A federal judge rejected the Google Book settlement, stipulating that in order to be fair it has to be an opt-in rather than opt-out process.
No one wants to buy Barnes & Noble, and they may call off the search for a buyer. No word on whether you could get 10% off the entire company if you have a B&N preferred membership card.
Self-published author Amanda Hocking, who has sold a million books on her own, has signed a four-book deal with St. Martin's Press.
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