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Upper East Side Exposé Maybe Not So Factual

'Primates of Park Avenue' will get a clarifying note

(Newser) - In its description of a highly publicized exposé on Upper East Side housewives, publishing giant Simon & Schuster notes that author Wednesday Martin compares "mothers’ snobbiness at school drop-off ... to olive baboons." Now, less than a week after the publication of Primates of Park Avenue , the New York ... More »

Clinton Book Faces 'Effective Ban' in China

Move shows 'low level of intellectual freedom': Simon & Schuster president

(Newser) - Chinese audiences won't get a chance to read Hillary Clinton's, um, glowing remarks on the country in her new memoir. Chinese publishers have passed on the translation rights to Hard Choices—which criticizes China as the "epicenter of the antidemocratic movement in Asia"—and the English... More »

Ringo Turning 'Octopus's Garden' Into Kids' Book

45-year-old song getting a new incarnation, for the kids

(Newser) - Ringo Starr is joining the ranks of celebrities-turned-children's-authors. The Beatle plans to turn his 45-year-old song "Octopus's Garden" into a children's book, reports the Christian Science Monitor . Starr, though, will do so in collaboration with a pro—kids' book illustrator Ben Cort. It will be out... More »

Clinton Inks Memoir Deal for Years at State

Book publicity expected to boost speculation about presidential run

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton's memoir of her time as secretary of state is on its way, with Simon & Schuster announcing the deal today and tentatively aiming to publish it in June 2014, reports USA Today . Financial details of the book were not disclosed, but Clinton earned $8 million for her... More »

Feds Sue Apple Over E-book Price Fixing

Allege Apple deal with publishers drove up prices

(Newser) - The Justice Department has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple and five of the US' biggest book publishers over allegations that they conspired to fix the price of e-books ahead of the iPad's launch, the Wall Street Journal reports. The conspiracy allegedly aimed to drive up prices, which had... More »

Glenn Beck Launches Own Book Imprint

First non-Beck book is by... a YA author?

(Newser) - Glenn Beck may be leaving Fox but you’ll still see a lot of him at the bookstore. Beck’s Mercury Radio Arts has signed a deal with Simon & Schuster both to publish a bunch of Beck’s own books, and to create Mercury Ink, a division devoted to... More »

Shame on You, Simon & Schuster

Tim Rutten: Marketing of 'O' is outright 'deception'

(Newser) - Now that we know McCain adviser Mark Salter is the author of O: A Presidential Novel, Simon & Schuster has some 'splaining to do, writes Tim Rutten in the Los Angeles Times . Marketing campaigns don't have to win prizes for honesty, "but they are supposed to stop somewhere just... More »

Publishers Delay E-Book Releases by 4 Months

Simon & Schuster, Hachette protest deep discounting of e-books

(Newser) - Taking a stand against the cut-rate $9.99 pricing in the fast-growing e-book market, two prominent publishers will start delaying release of e-books until four months after hardcovers come out. "The right place for the e-book is after the hardcover but before the paperback," Simon & Schuster tells... More »

Cheney Signs Deal to Write Memoir

(Newser) - Dick Cheney has signed a book deal with a conservative imprint of Simon & Schuster. The memoir is expected to be published in spring 2011, a few months after George Bush's book comes out. Financial terms were not disclosed, though a publishing official with knowledge of the negotiations figured it... More »

Simon & Schuster to Sell Ebooks on Scribd.com

(Newser) - Simon & Schuster is going to put about 4,500 book titles for sale on a relatively new website that caters to e-readers, reports BusinessWeek. The publisher, which handles authors such as Stephen King, Mary Higgins Clark, and Dan Brown, said the ebooks will be available starting tomorrow on... More »

Ivanka Snags Book Deal

(Newser) - Ivanka Trump sees herself as a motivational figure, and a prominent book publisher agrees, reports the New York Post. The one-time model, 27, says the tome will present a "positive perspective with the women of my generation.” A Simon & Schuster rep called the aspiring author and tycoon... More »

Top-Secret Woodward Tome Gets a Name

White House braces for debut of Iraq-centric The War Within

(Newser) - Bob Woodward’s fourth book on the Bush White House, originally a mere 352 pages, has ballooned into 496 pages of inside dope and is due in stores Sept. 8, Politico reports. And the mystery-shrouded volume, which focuses on the Iraq conflict, officially has a name: The War Within: A ... More »

Publisher Sues Lil' Kim, Foxy Brown

Sez neither produced books they were paid for

(Newser) - Simon & Schuster Inc. sued rappers Foxy Brown and Lil' Kim yesterday, saying they were paid advances for books they never delivered. The publishing house wants Brown to return a $75,000 advance she received in 2005 for an autobiography called Broken Silence and wants Lil' Kim to return the... More »

Audio Books Lose Copy Protection

Major publishers' downloads can be played on all devices

(Newser) - Some major book publishers are planning to remove anticopying protections from digital audio books, allowing customers who download them to transfer the files between their computers and portable players. The world’s biggest publisher, Random House, will offer all its audio books as unrestricted MP3s this month, reports the New ... More »

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