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Usedbookcentral announces it will close; citing PCI compliance

Longtime independent book marketplace Usedbookcentral released an announcement over the weekend that it would be closing its site after seven years, citing the pressures imposed by the credit card industry with regards to PCI compliance. PCI compliance has become an enormous burden on businesses worldwide,

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Coming May 1st – International Buy Indie Day

Author Joseph Finder is trying to get a new “holiday” on the calendar: international buy indie day.  This Friday, people everywhere are pledging to visit a local independent bookstore and make a purchase.  Here’s to hoping you’ll be one of them! Why, you ask?  Why,