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Who has been the Royals’ most valuable player during Kansas City’s 2014 World Series run?

  • Nori Aoki (23)
  • Billy Butler (16)
  • Lorenzo Cain (6)
  • Wade Davis (17)
  • Jarrod Dyson (1)
  • Alcides Escobar (2)
  • Brandon Finnegan (27)
  • Alex Gordon (4)
  • Jeremy Guthrie (11)
  • Kelvin Herrera (40)
  • Greg Holland (56)
  • Eric Hosmer (35)
  • Omar Infante (14)
  • Mike Moustakas (8)
  • Salvador Perez (13)
  • James Shields (33)
  • Jason Vargas (51)
  • Yordano Ventura (30)

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012 10:38 AM

Kansas State Library objects to e-book policies

By The Associated Press

TOPEKA — The State Library of Kansas is using Facebook to complain about major publishers’ policies regarding e-books at libraries.

Library officials contend that six large publishing firms refuse to sell some titles as e-books to libraries, or charge higher rates for popular books.

State librarian Jo Budler told The Wichita Eagle the library needed to explain to the public why some popular books are not available as e-books. Some of the e-books not available include “Harry Potter,” and “The Signal and the Noise” by political forecaster Nate Silver.

The Facebook page also lists e-books that are available to libraries, but at prices up to $85 a copy.

The site names publishers Hachette, Macmillan, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster; and Random House and Penguin Group, which are merging their operations.

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