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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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Friday, November 16, 2012 9:07 PM

Libraries, publishers dispute e-books policy

By DOUG CARDER, Herald Senior Writer

Signaling a new chapter in how libraries are used, it has become commonplace to see readers clutching Nooks, iPads and other mobile devices entering the Ottawa Library in search of the latest e-book, a local library official said.

Some Ottawa Library patrons, however, are leaving without the coveted best-sellers they craved because six large publishing houses — Hachette, Macmillan, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Random House and Penguin Group — have decided not to make some popular e-books available to libraries, while charging libraries exorbitant fees for other top-shelf selections, the State Library of Kansas in Topeka has told The Associated Press.

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