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Bookmarks: Google gets friendly, Quartet Press shuts down, and more

Sundry links from around the Web:

  • Google will allow rivals to sell copies of its digital books
  • Upstart digital publisher Quartet Press shuts down before it ever really got started
  • Marion Boyers, the venerable independent U.K. publishing house, is also closing its doors
  • U.K. advances are down by as much as 50%
  • Boston school library nixes books, opts for e-readers instead