Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Great Regulars: A flurry of £100 bets on Bob Dylan

has seen the singer-songwriter leapfrog over the likes of Philip Roth and Cormac McCarthy to become the second favourite to win the Nobel prize for literature this autumn.

Dylan is now at 10/1 to win the award, with only the cult Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami in a better position with odds of 7/1, according to Ladbrokes.

from Alison Flood: The Guardian: Bob Dylan's Nobel odds rise, but not his chances


The EC said in its official journal today [PDF] that it had found in a "preliminary assessment" that the publishers Hachette Livre, HarperCollins, Macmillan and Simon & Schuster, and the retailer Apple, had, by "jointly" moving to an agency model for ebooks, "engaged in a concerted practice with the object of raising retail prices of ebooks" or preventing ebook discounting in Europe, in breach of European law.

from Alison Flood: The Guardian: Ebook prices under more pressure after European Commission statement


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