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Annalisa Quinn

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Book News: Apple Appeals Ruling In E-Book Price-Fixing Case

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • Apple is appealing a judge's ruling last year that it broke antitrust laws by conspiring with publishers to fix e-book prices. The appeal, filed Tuesday, called U.S. District Court Judge Denise Cote's decision "a radical departure ...

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Book News: Bernanke Writing A Book On The Fed And The Great Recession

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • Ben Bernanke, former chairman of the Federal Reserve under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, says he is planning a book that will span his eight years helming the Fed, with a special focus on the ...

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Book News: Byline Tally Shows There's Still Gender Bias In Book Reviewing

Monday, February 24, 2014

This post was updated at 9:45 a.m. ET

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • The annual VIDA count tracking gender inequality in literary publications is out, and the numbers don't look good for women. VIDA counted the numbers of female authors ...

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Book News: Year's Oddest Title? 'Pie-ography,' 'Working Class Cats' In Running

Friday, February 21, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • The shortlist for the Diagram Prize for the year's oddest book title is out and includes Pie-ography: Where Pie Meets Biography by Jo Packham, Working Class Cats: The Bodega Cats of New York City by Chris Balsinger ...

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Book News: James Patterson Is Giving $1 Million To Indie Bookstores

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • Novelist James Patterson, whose mysteries, thrillers, children's books and romances have sold hundreds of millions of copies, is donating $1 million of his personal fortune to independent bookstores across the country. In a statement released by his ...

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Book News: Mavis Gallant, Master Of The Short Story, Dies At 91

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • Short story author Mavis Gallant died Tuesday in Paris. She was 91. Born in Montreal, she spent most of her life in Paris. More than 100 of Gallant's short stories were published in The New Yorker. ...

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Book News: J.K. Rowling's Second Crime Novel Coming Out In June

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • J.K. Rowling is publishing a second crime novel under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith in June. Rowling quietly released the mystery novel The Cuckoo's Calling last year as Galbraith, but her identity was leaked to Britain's Sunday Times. ...

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Book News: Penguin India Defends Decision To Yank 'The Hindus'

Friday, February 14, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • Penguin Books India is defending its decision to settle a lawsuit over Wendy Doniger's The Hindus: An Alternative History and withdraw the book from sale in India. The publisher says it has become "increasingly difficult for any ...

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Book News: Slam Poet Maggie Estep Dies

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • The slam poet and novelist Maggie Estep died Wednesday, days after having a heart attack, The New York Times reports. She was 50. Estep helped to popularize slam poetry through appearances on MTV and HBO in ...

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Book News: Gabrielle Giffords Writing Book About Gun Control

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • Gabrielle Giffords, the former Arizona congresswoman who was shot in the head in 2011, is writing a book about gun control. She plans to collaborate with her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, on Enough: Our Fight to ...

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Book News: Poet Hashem Shaabani Reportedly Executed In Iran

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • The Iranian poet Hashem Shaabani was reportedly executed last month as an "enemy of God," according to human rights groups. Shaabani was a founder of the Dialogue Institute, which promoted Arab culture in Iran. In a ...

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Book News: Contenders Revealed For First Folio Prize For Fiction

Monday, February 10, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • The shortlist of the Folio Prize, which is open to writers of any genre or nationality, is due to be announced later today — but has already been leaked via social media. The prize, worth ...

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Book News: It's The End Of The Story For Sony's E-Bookstore

Friday, February 07, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • Sony is closing its e-bookstore, the Reader Store, and transferring the accounts of American and Canadian customers to e-reading company Kobo. In a press release, Ken Orii, Sony's vice president of Digital Reading Business Division said, ...

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Book News: Hundreds Of Writers Denounce 'Chokehold' Russian Laws

Thursday, February 06, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • A group of more than 200 authors, including Salman Rushdie, Wole Soyinka, Jonathan Franzen, Günter Grass and Margaret Atwood, have signed an open letter criticizing recent Russian laws that "that place a chokehold on the right ...

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Book News: Charlie Chaplin's Only Known Novel Is Unveiled

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • A novella by the late movie star Charlie Chaplin has been published for the first time. The 34,000-word novella Footlights, which was the basis for his 1952 film Limelight, was found in the Cineteca di Bologna's ...

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Book News: Fragment Of Jane Austen's Handwriting Found

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • A small but rare sample of Jane Austen's handwriting has been found tucked into another book at the Jane Austen's House Museum. The scrap reads, "Men may get into a habit of repeating the words of our ...

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Book News: J.K. Rowling Says She Regrets Matching Ron And Hermione

Monday, February 03, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • J.K. Rowling says she regrets pairing Ron and Hermione in the Harry Potter books. In an interview to be published in Wonderland and excerpted in the U.K.'s Sunday Times, she said, "I wrote the Hermione/Ron relationship ...

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Book News: U.N.-Backed Report Finds 'Shocking' Levels of Youth Illiteracy

Friday, January 31, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • An education report commissioned by UNESCO found "shocking levels of youth illiteracy" around the world. At least 250 million of the 650 million primary school age children globally aren't learning basic skills in reading ...

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Book News: Two Poems By Greek Poet Sappho Discovered

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • Parts of two previously unknown poems by the Greek lyric poet Sappho have been discovered on an ancient papyrus. An anonymous collector happened to show the papyrus to the Oxford University classicist Dirk Obbink, who realized ...

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Book News: Nurse's Debut Novel Wins Prestigious Costa Award

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • Nurse Nathan Filer's debut novel, Where the Moon Isn't (called The Shock of the Fall in the U.K.), has won the prestigious Costa Book of the Year award. Filer beat out Kate Atkinson, who was widely regarded ...

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