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06/04/2013 08:26 am ET

Amazon Hasn’t Killed Us Yet!

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For an industry whose imminent obsolescence and death is announced every day, the book business seemed pretty chipper last week. At BookExpo America, the annual conference in New York during which publishers present their new titles to bookstore buyers and the media, one observer — Michael Pietsch, CEO of the Hachette Book Group — even claimed to have detected a “gigantic sigh of relief” rising from the assembled.

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