Amazon Prime Members Join at Record Levels in Its Biggest Holiday Ever

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Amazon Prime Members Join at Record Levels in Its Biggest Holiday Ever

The best-sellers of all were the Echo Dot and Fire TV Stick, which were not only the top-selling Amazon products but also “the best-selling products from any manufacturer in any category across all of Amazon,” similar to what the company reported immediately following its Black Friday sales event.
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How to sell your old iPhone or iPad

There are a few ways to determine the best selling price. One is to skip private sales and go straight to a company like Gazelle or Cult of Mac's own gadget buyback service, both of which buy used phones and tablets. The price will likely be lower than you could get if you sold it yourself (these services
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An unlikely ambassador of fine Scotch

It's unheard-off,” Bloom said, “which is why it's one of the best-sellers in Taiwan right now.” For the past two months during the holiday season, Bloom has been crisscrossing upstate New York, holding seminars and tastings at dozens of liquor stores as a full-time “ambassador” for the world's largest
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Diane Straus, publisher who turned from society magazines to progressive journals, dies at 66

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Diane Straus, publisher who turned from society magazines to progressive journals, dies at 66

Diane Straus, a media executive who oversaw high-society glossies in New York until an interest in progressive politics led her to serve as publisher of the nonprofit American Prospect and Washington Monthly, liberal policy magazines whose ambitions far exceeded their circulation, died Dec. 20 at her
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Anniston Star's ex-publisher admits to spanking female employee, said he did so on advice of doctor

H. Brandt Ayers, former publisher of The Anniston Star and current chairman of its publishing company, acknowledged Tuesday he assaulted a reporter in her home in the 1970s but claims he did so on the advice of a doctor. Ayers told the newspaper he went to the Anniston home of former reporter
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Pua: Book bans are the actions of a 'communist-like' regime

The Petaling Jaya Utara MP was referring to the decision by the home ministry last month to ban Zaid's book “Assalamualaikum: Observations on the Islamisation of Malaysia”, under the Printing Presses and Publications Act (PPA). “As usual, the only official reason given for this ban is that the book is
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Bodden recognized for academic work

Brianna also represented her school in the Conyers' School Debate, the National Oratorical competition and the KPMG Brain Bowl, while garnering gold and silver medals in the annual National Children's Festival of the Arts in the areas of creative writing and music (voice and instrument). Brianna's
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Wixen Music Publishing Files $1.6 Billion Lawsuit Against Spotify

The publisher further alleges that “as much as 21 percent of the 30 million songs on Spotify” are missing proper licenses, and for that, they are seeking $1.6 billion in damages – or approximately $150,000 per composition. In addition, Wixen Music Publishing is also seeking attorneys' fees and costs and
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Publisher of Tom Petty, Neil Young, suing Spotify for $1.6 billion

As Variety reports, Wixen Music Publishing, who handles the music from artists such as Neil Young, Tom Petty, The Black Keys Stevie Nicks, Rage Against The Machine, and Rivers Cuomo of Weezer, has filed a lawsuit against Spotify, claiming they have been using thousands of songs without a proper
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Application deadline for Individual Artist Grants announced

Individual artist grants, each for $1,500, are awarded to applicants who are in the performing, visual, media and creative writing arts. The grant may be used to upgrade or purchase equipment to produce visual art; to create a new body of work, then promote and showcase the result; for camera, cell
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Alysha Herrmann takes art to heart

“I received funding from the project and development grants, and I also had a creative writing mentorship to work with Caleb Lewis [playwright], so I had a couple of engagements with Carclew as an artist. Then they advertised the position of creative producer at ExpressWay Arts and that's what brought
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Spotify Settlement Inadequate for Publisher Seeking $1.6 Billion

Spotify Settlement Inadequate for Publisher Seeking $1.6 Billion. By … Spotify's $43 million settlement with songwriters is being challenged in a new lawsuit from a publisher who says artists like Tom Petty and Neil Young deserve a lot more … Wixen Music Publishing Inc. claimed in a lawsuit filed Dec.
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Area blood supplies 'dangerously low'

Representatives from the Indiana Blood Center say frigid weather has impacted the number of donors visiting mobile blood drives. (Stock image). Last week, the Indiana Blood Center reported its normal inventory levels have been depleted. On one day in particular, it had less than a one-day supply on
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Platinum Games is working on two new IPs, which it plans to self-publish

Platinum Games' co-founder Atsushi Inaba has revealed that the company is currently developing two new IPs that it plans – in a first for Platinum – to completely self-publish. Speaking to GameInformer, Inaba explained that the company has been “looking into creating our own IP, creating our own game.
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Resolution: Your mind needs exercise, too

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Resolution: Your mind needs exercise, too

Readers with limited vision or other disabilities that prevent holding or reading printed books can enjoy electronic books, including best sellers recorded by their authors. Large-print books are available, too. When books break budgets, libraries are free and have recorded books for vision-limited folks.
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Alabama newspaper exec accused of assaulting female workers

ANNISTON, Ala. — The chairman of a company that publishes six newspapers in Alabama has been accused of assaulting female employees by spanking them while he was a newsroom executive decades ago. Alabama news outlets report that at least three women say Consolidated Publishing Co.
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Europe Electric Car Leaders (Top 20 – November 2017)

#3 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV — A sure value, the Japanese SUV has seen its sales go up 12% YoY, to 1,835 registrations, racing once again for the best seller status last month … but not quite getting it. Mitsubishi is one of the few top OEMs to have its sales limited by demand and not production.
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KTW has new publishing schedule

As we welcome the new year, we'd like to remind readers of Kamloops This Week's new publishing schedule. Effective this week, KTW will be delivered to doorsteps twice per week — on Wednesdays and Fridays. The first Wednesday edition will be delivered on Jan. 3. KTW's website, at
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Music Publisher Sues Spotify For $1.6 Billion

While streaming continues to grow as the preferred means of consuming music, a new lawsuit filed by Wixen Music Publishing against Spotify shows the industry has not yet figured out a model that satisfies all players. Wixen sued the Swedish streaming giant in a U.S. District Court in California Dec. 29.
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Book Review: Mahoro: A Little Girl's Search For Peace

I would like to equally applaud young author Karambizi for having been courageous enough to tell such a story in an amazing way. Thank you! The book was realesed in August 2017 by Imagine We Publishers. The book is available on Amazon and other book labs in Rwanda, including at Acacia Book
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Spotify facing $1.6B lawsuit from Tom Petty, Neil Young's publisher

Wixen Music Publishing filed the suit last Friday in a California federal court, alleging that the music streaming service is illegally using thousands of songs. In addition to Tom Petty, Neil Young, and Rivers Cuomo, Wixen also represents big names such as Stevie Nicks, Steely Dan's Donald Fagen, and
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Ann Smock, 67, remembered as 'a strong, single mother' who was 'young at heart'

Smock's children noted that she recently enrolled in a writing course at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She was contemplating writing a book, Hickey said. “She'd been a single mom for most of her life and she thought there were some things that she could say about succeeding in life,” Hickey
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Bringing world experiences to South Fayette: Kenneth Lockette

I use as much from my theater training as I do from my leadership courses, because I think it gives an opportunity to work creatively and problem solve and think critically. I think it's brought a … in small venue artists. I also do some writing, and I'd like to get back to some creative writing that I used to do.
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Star's former publisher acknowledges assault on reporter

H. Brandt Ayers, former publisher of The Anniston Star and current chairman of the board of the company that owns the newspaper, acknowledged Tuesday that he assaulted a reporter in her Anniston home in the 1970s. Ayers said he went to the home of Wendy Sigal, a reporter who worked at the
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OWN Oracle – Volunteers make a big difference in 2017!

The Tucson Marathon brings “Christmas Cheer” to Oracle and surrounding communities in need by soliciting the help of the OWN Oracle, a nonprofit. The nonprofit earns funding each year by providing the volunteers to work two beverage stations at the start of the well-established Tucson Marathon
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Online publishers: Elombah's arrest is part of FG's plan to intimidate the press

The Online Publishers Association of Nigeria (OPAN) says the arrest of Daniel Elombah, publisher of elombah.com, is part of President Muhammadu Buhari's government's plan to suppress press freedom. On Monday, operatives of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) invaded the Nnewi residence of
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Spotify hit with billion-dollar lawsuit from Tom Petty, Beach Boys publishing company

Spotify, in response, questioned whether Wixen had gained its songwriters' authorization to take legal action on their behalf. The streaming company has faced a string of lawsuits in recent months, and in May agreed to a $43 million settlement with songwriters and publishers in response to a proposed
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THE WALTER SCOTT PUBLISHING COMPANY A BIBLIOGRAPHY by Turner, John R.

THE WALTER SCOTT PUBLISHING COMPANY A BIBLIOGRAPHY. THE WALTER SCOTT PUBLISHING COMPANY A BIBLIOGRAPHY. Request an Image
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Spotify sued for $1.6 billion for allegedly ignoring songwriters' rights

In a lawsuit filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, Wixen Music Publishing Inc., which represents the rights of songwriters and publishers, accuses Spotify USA Inc. of prioritizing record labels at the expense of songwriters and publishers. While Spotify has worked to track down the rights to the
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Spotify slapped with $1.6 billion copyright lawsuit over Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks songs

As a result, Spotify has built a billion dollar business on the backs of songwriters and publishers whose music Spotify is using, in many cases without obtaining and paying for the necessary licenses.” A Spotify spokesperson declined to comment on the lawsuit. Wixen's lawsuit comes six months after
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Simple Wisdom From One Of The Most Famous People To Go Broke

A lot of people don't know this, but Mark Twain went bankrupt late in life. His enormous fame as an author had brought him substantial wealth. But Twain squandered it all on countless business and investment blunders. Twain's publishing company, for example, racked up record sales of its 11 volume
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