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Stephen King Testifies
for Justice Department
Aug 2, 2022 6:40 PM CDT
Stephen King Testifies for Justice Department
He was star witness in publishing antitrust trial
- Bestselling author Stephen King stepped up to the witness stand Tuesday in a federal antitrust trial . Tracing his own history, he laid out a portrait of a publishing industry that has become increasingly concentrated over the years while richly rewarding his creative endeavors, the AP reports. "My name is...
Stephen King Will
Be Star Witness in
Publishing Antitrust Trial
Aug 1, 2022 3:03 PM CDT
Stephen King Will Be Star Witness in Publishing Antitrust Trial
Government is trying to block merger of two of publishing's 'Big Five'
- The government and publishing titan Penguin Random House exchanged opening salvos in a federal antitrust trial Monday as the US seeks to block the biggest US book publisher from absorbing rival Simon & Schuster. The case comes as a key test of the Biden administration’s antitrust policy, the AP...
DOJ Doesn't Want
Publishing's 'Big Five'
Becoming 'Big Four'
Nov 3, 2021 2:43 AM CDT
DOJ Doesn't Want Publishing's 'Big Five' Becoming 'Big Four'
Files antitrust suit to stop major book publisher merger
- The Justice Department is suing to block a $2.2 billion book publishing deal that would have reshaped the industry, saying consolidation would hurt authors and, ultimately, readers, the AP reports. German media giant Bertelsmann's Penguin Random House, already the largest American publisher, wants to buy New York-based Simon...
The Publishing World
Has Been Battling a
Truly Bizarre Thief
Aug 21, 2021 8:00 AM CDT
The Publishing World Has Been Battling a Truly Bizarre Thief
Someone has been working to access manuscripts for years, but not for profit
- Reeves Wiedeman has spent years trying to unravel a literary-world mystery, and his lengthy recap of his digging for
New York Magazine
is confounding at times. As is the mystery. In simplest terms, for the past four years someone has been using somewhat sophisticated measures to try to steal book...
New Bible Adds
Words of Constitution
and Lee Greenwood
May 30, 2021 12:25 PM CDT
New Bible Adds Words of Constitution and Lee Greenwood
Opponents see blasphemy and Christian nationalism in the project, whose marketer says it's about unity
- The Book of Revelation warns that anyone who takes it upon themselves to add text to the Bible will be punished. Hugh Kirkpatrick is undeterred. His new publishing project will combine the words of the Bible, the US Constitution, and Lee Greenwood. The
God Bless the USA Bible
Pence Jumps Ahead
of Trump With 2-Book Deal
Apr 7, 2021 7:00 PM CDT
Pence Jumps Ahead of Trump With 2-Book Deal
Publishers have been signing administration figures slowly
- Mike Pence has found work. The former vice president signed a deal Wednesday to write two books for Simon & Schuster, the first of which is due out in 2023,
reports. The publisher said readers can look forward to "the definitive book on one of the most...
Big 5 of American Publishing
Could Soon Shrink to 4
Nov 25, 2020 2:43 PM CST
Big 5 of American Publishing Could Soon Shrink to 4
Penguin to buy Simon & Schuster
- German media giant Bertelsmann said Wednesday that its Penguin Random House division is buying rival Simon & Schuster in a megadeal that would reshape the US publishing industry. Penguin Random House, already the largest American publisher, will buy the New York-based Simon & Schuster, whose authors include Stephen King, Hillary...
For Oprah's 20-Year-Old
Magazine, a 'Natural Next Step'
Jul 27, 2020 12:05 PM CDT
For Oprah's 20-Year-Old Magazine, a 'Natural Next Step'
No more regular print versions for 'O': It's becoming 'more digitally centric'
- After two decades, Oprah Winfrey's namesake publication is undergoing a major shift.
O, the Oprah Magazine
will cease regular print editions after its December issue, reports the Business of Fashion blog via ETOnline . The brand collaboration between Hearst Magazines and Winfrey's Harpo Inc., which began production in 2000,...
Coronavirus May Have
Mar 19, 2020 10:20 AM CDT
Coronavirus May Have Killed
Spring 2020 issue will be last of the year, possibly forever
- It may not be the first casualty that comes to mind in regard to the coronavirus outbreak, but the Spring 2020 issue of
magazine about to hit the stands will be the last one of the year—and maybe ever. Playboy Enterprises CEO Ben Kohn made the surprise announcement...
One of the Top
Gigs in Publishing
Is About to Open Up
Sep 7, 2017 12:50 PM CDT
One of the Top Gigs in Publishing Is About to Open Up
Graydon Carter is leaving 'Vanity Fair' after 25 years at the helm
New York Times
says it's not so much a "changing of the guard," but a "regal passage." Graydon Carter, the editor of
for the past quarter-century, is stepping down in December, vacating one of the most sought-after positions in publishing. "I...
Stephen King Adds His
Clout to Anti-Amazon Letter
Jul 3, 2014 3:27 PM CDT
Stephen King Adds His Clout to Anti-Amazon Letter
Authors think Jeff Bezos is using bully business tactics
- Stephen King, Nora Roberts, and Robert Caro are among the hundreds of authors who have added their names to an online letter criticizing Amazon.com for restricting access to works published by Hachette Book Group. The letter, initiated by Hachette author Douglas Preston, urged Amazon to resolve its standoff with...
Jul 19, 2013 1:10 PM CDT
Amazon Might Doom Itself With Own Success
Evan Hughes: Killing traditional bookstores will harm company in long run
- Amazon seems unstoppable right about now, thanks in part to court decisions like this one . On top of that, Barnes & Noble is reeling , as are brick-and-mortar bookstores in general. But Amazon better hold the celebration, because if it puts traditional bookstores out of business, it's only going to...
Jul 10, 2013 10:52 AM CDT
Apple Guilty of E-Book Price-Fixing: Judge
Court rules company conspired with publishers to jack up prices
- The verdict in the Apple e-book price-fixing trial is in: the company
conspire with publishing companies to push up prices, says a federal judge. "The plaintiffs have shown that the publisher defendants conspired with each other to eliminate retail price competition in order to raise e-book prices, and...
Is This 21-Year-Old
the Next Literary
Jun 27, 2013 1:40 PM CDT
Is This 21-Year-Old the Next Literary Superstar?
Samantha Shannon's 'Bone Season' is out this summer
- Samantha Shannon may not be a household name, but her UK publisher thinks she will be sometime in August when her first novel, the
, comes out. It's the first in a seven-book series set in 2059 London, and Shannon scored a six-figure advance for the first three,...
Jun 3, 2013 6:48 AM CDT
Apple Faces Uphill Battle as Price-Fixing Trial Begins
Judge expects 'direct evidence' of 'conspiracy'
- Apple's federal court battle over e-book price fixing begins today, and the company has a tough case to make, observes the
Wall Street Journal
. The government's claim: Apple made deals with five publishers to boost the prices of e-books before the iPad's 2010 launch. "Stripped of...
as Amazon Seeks
Mar 11, 2013 12:12 AM CDT
Publishers Howl as Amazon Seeks .Book Domain
Firm wants to snap up dozens of new names
- A big expansion of Internet domain name suffixes is on the way and publishing industry groups are alarmed by Amazon.com's plans to get in on the action, the
Wall Street Journal
reports. The company is seeking to snap up names including ".book," ".author" and "...
May Sell Off
Feb 13, 2013 6:31 PM CST
Time Warner May Sell Off
, Other Magazines
It would keep Time, Sports Illustrated
- Time Warner is contemplating a big shakeup of the marquis magazines under its Time Inc. publishing division, reports
New York Times
. The media conglomerate is expected to sell
magazines to Meredith Corporation, which already publishes
Better Homes and Gardens
Penguin to Merge
Oct 29, 2012 7:25 AM CDT
Random House, Penguin to Merge
Some literary agents concerned
- Random House, already the biggest consumer book publisher in the English-speaking world, will get even bigger next year after a planned merger with Penguin. The plans, rumored last week, were confirmed today by the media companies that own the two publishing divisions, Bertelsmann and Pearson. Bertelsmann, the Random House owner,...
Lena Dunham’s $3.7M Advance Is a Big Problem
Oct 9, 2012 1:58 PM CDT
Lena Dunham’s $3.7M Advance Is a Big Problem
In fact, it explains what's wrong with the publishing industry: Rob Spillman
- Want to know what's wrong with the corporate publishing industry? Take a look at Lena Dunham's insane book deal , which Rob Spillman pegs at $3.7 million on Salon . Random House will need to sell at least 500,000 copies to break even, which Spillman thinks is a...
Most YA Books
in case you missed it
Sep 16, 2012 7:00 PM CDT
Most YA Books Bought By Adults
Faster-paced books appeal to everyone, it turns out
- It turns out you're not the only grown-up devouring the
. A new study from Bowker Market Research found that 55% of the people buying young adult novels are actually regular adults, the
Christian Science Monitor
reports. Oh sure, some say they're buying them for younger relatives,...
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