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NOOK Tests Free eBook Promotion in Australia

nookwindows8Barnes & Noble’s NOOK Media is running a limited-time free eBook and magazine promotion through the NOOK app for Windows 8.1 in Australia.

Customers that install the app as a new user and then sign in with a Microsoft account will get access to five free books and five free magazines. The free eBooks include: Catch the Zolt: The Debt Instalment One by Phillip Gwynne, Be Careful What You Wish For by Gemma Crisp, The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas, Back to the Pilliga by Tony Parsons and The Fence-Painting Fortnight of Destiny: A Memoir by Meshel Laurie. The free magazines include: Australian Geographic, GQ, Good Health, Vogue and Taste.com.au Magazine.

This is the first free offer that the book retailer is trying in Australia. “We recently rolled out compelling free offers to customers in the UK and Spain and now we’re excited to offer free bestselling eBooks and top magazines to customers in Australia,” stated Doug Carlson, Executive Vice President of Digital Content and Marketing at NOOK Media.

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Stephen King & Haruki Murakami on Bad Sex in Lit List

The shortlist for the Literary Review‘s annual Bad Sex in Literature Award has been released.

You can read the complete shortlist below–it includes Lee Child, Haruki Murakami and James Frey. This year the Literary Review has been active on Twitter, leading the Bad Sex Award hashtag on Twitter. Rowan Somerville won the award last year.

Literary Review has been tweeting bad sex passages online, including this scene from King’s 11-22-63: “Her head bonked on the door. ‘Ouch,’ I said. ‘Are you all right?’” (Via Huffington Post)

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