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Between The Covers: 20/02/2011

Your weekly guide to what's really going on inside the world of books

Borders closes the book and files for Chapter 11

Borders, the US bookshop giant, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy yesterday, a little over a year after its namesake and former sister company collapsed in the UK.

Boyd Tonkin: Stop this race to the digital depths

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Between The Covers: 06/02/2011

Your weekly guide to what's really going on inside the world of books

OFT launches inquiry into e-book industry

The consumer protection watchdog has launched an investigation into the fast-growing electronic book market, over claims that pricing deals between publishers and retailers may have breached competition rules. The move follows a similar inquiry launched in the US last year.

E-book prize: A new chapter or a damaging novelty?

The Booker judges are assessing this year's entries on e-readers – but that may mean losing a little literary magic, says Arifa Akbar

The last page for the paperback?

As Amazon sees e-book sales overtake paperbacks, the industry is wondering how long print can be economical

Are you listening comfortably?

Can an iTunes-style makeover bring the short story to new audiences? Ian Burrell meets the authors and innovators who are selling small tales

105,000 scale Times titles' digital paywall

News Corporation reported 105,000 online sales of The Times and The Sunday Times yesterday as it published the first official figures since taking the controversial step of putting its website's content behind a paywall.

E-books: the end of the word as we know it

It's the busiest week in the publishing calendar – with a host of events from the Frankfurt Book Fair to the Man Booker Prize. But this year, there's only one topic of conversation at the awards ceremonies and public receptions...

Log on to a brave new world of education

What is better: e-learning or books? Peter Brown looks at the varied ways of absorbing information

Technology adds a new dimension to learning

Modern tools can facilitate future corporate leaders.

Sony offers new generation of lighter e-readers

Sony, hoping to spur sales ahead of the holiday shopping season, has slimmed down its electronic readers and also given them touchscreen control.

Boyd Tonkin: The man who starved literature?

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How did our legends really begin?

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A new Russian revolution

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Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

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Standing my ground

If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?
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Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Welsh hurdler was World, European and Commonwealth champion, but then the injuries crept in
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Patrick Cockburn: Secret report helps Israel to hide facts

The slickness of Israel's spokesmen is rooted in directions set down by pollster Frank Luntz
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The man who dared to go on holiday

New York's mayor has taken a vacation - in a nation that has still to enforce paid leave, it caused quite a stir, reports Rupert Cornwell
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Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business

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The Guest List 2014: Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks

The Guest List 2014

Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks
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Jokes on Hollywood

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