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On the Books Sept. 8: Borders execs seeking 6-figure payouts, Project Gutenberg founder dies

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++ Borders Group Inc., in bankruptcy, is seeking six-figure payouts for the company’s top executives. When the corporate closure is final, more than 10,000 Borders employees will have lost their jobs.

++ Michael S. Hart, ebook inventor and founder of Project Gutenberg, died on Tuesday at age 64. A pioneer in digitizing books, his online library housed more than 36,000 texts as of June and added, on average, 50 new texts a week.

++ Ann Patchett reveals that while researching her novel State of Wonder, she fainted after she witnessed an actual Caesarian section being performed.

++ Bill Hudson, father of Kate Hudson and ex-husband of Goldie Hawn, will be revealing intimate details about his life and the dissolution of his three-year marriage to Hawn in an upcoming memoir. Two Versions: The Other Side of Fame and Family will include parts about his fractured relationship with daughter Kate, whom he recently called a “spoiled brat” on RadarOnline.com.

++ A question on the minds of students and parents (especially parents!) everywhere: Why are college textbooks so expensive?