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Annalisa Quinn

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Book News: Neruda's Death? Experts Say The Assassin Didn't Do It

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

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

  • An investigation into the death of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda took a strange turn this week as investigators' focus shifted to an American named Michael Townley, who was an assassin for Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet and a ...

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Book News: Apple Vs. DOJ As Ebook Price-Fixing Trial Begins

Monday, June 03, 2013

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

  • All eyes are on Apple as it heads to court Monday for the start of its ebook price-fixing trial. Last year, the Justice Department accused Apple of conspiring with five major publishing companies to set prices on ...

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Book News: World's Oldest Torah Scroll Found, Italian Scholar Says

Friday, May 31, 2013

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

  • A professor at the University of Bologna in Italy says he has found the world's oldest known complete Torah scroll. Hebrew scholar Mauro Perani says the manuscript had been mistakenly categorized as a 17th century work ...

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Book News: Sci-Fi Author Jack Vance Dies At 96

Thursday, May 30, 2013

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

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Book News: Kipling Admitted Plagiarizing 'Promiscuously'

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

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

  • A short letter from the (amply mustachioed, possibly imperialist) English author Rudyard Kipling is up for auction. Addressed to an unknown woman, the letter says, referring to a portion of The Jungle Book, that "a little ...

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Book News: Not Everyone's A Fan Of Amazon's Fan Fiction Move

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

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

  • Amazon's move last week to begin selling fan fiction has prompted a backlash in the online community. On the one hand, the deal would do away with the copyright restrictions that keep writers of fan fiction from ...

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Book News: Judge's Comments Bruising To Apple's Price-Fixing Case

Friday, May 24, 2013

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

  • U.S. District Judge Denise Cote, who will hear the Justice Department's e-book price fixing case against Apple, hinted at her initial leanings during a pretrial hearing: "I believe that the government will be able to show ...

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Book News: Lydia Davis Wins Man Booker International Prize

Thursday, May 23, 2013

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

  • American author Lydia Davis was awarded the Man Booker International Prize, worth about $90,000, at a ceremony Wednesday in London. Davis is renowned for her works of (very) short fiction. One story, "Samuel Johnson Is Indignant," ...

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Book News: Newly Found Pearl Buck Novel To Be Published This Fall

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

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

  • A never-before-seen novel by Nobel Prize-winning author Pearl Buck that was discovered in a Texas storage unit will be published in October. Publisher Open Road Integrated Media describes the book, titled The Eternal Wonder, as "the ...

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Book News: Stephen King's New Bogeyman? Digital Publishing

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

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

  • Stephen King says his next book, Joyland, will be available only in print. He recently told The Wall Street Journal: "[L]et people stir their sticks and go to an actual bookstore rather than a digital one." ...

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Book News: J.K. Rowling Tells 'Harry Potter' Backstories

Monday, May 20, 2013

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

  • J.K. Rowling, Seamus Heaney, Hilary Mantel, Tom Stoppard and Ian McEwan, together with dozens of other well-known authors, have annotated first editions of their novels for an auction on Tuesday to benefit English PEN, an ...

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Book News: Amazon May Be Called Before Parliament Over Taxes

Friday, May 17, 2013

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

  • Amazon faces a grilling from members of Britain's Parliament over its extremely low U.K. corporate tax payments, Reuters reported Friday. As NPR noted on Thursday, Amazon has the subject of intense scrutiny after it was ...

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Book News: Amazon's Tiny Tax Payment Draws Fresh Scrutiny

Thursday, May 16, 2013

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

  • Amazon's U.K. unit racked up sales of $6.5 billion last year, but only paid $3.7 million in corporate taxes (which is nearly as much as it received in government grants). Why does Amazon.co.uk pay so little? ...

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Book News: Justice Department Says Apple Led Price-Fixing Ring

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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

  • The Justice Department says Apple took the lead in an ebook price-fixing ring with five major publishing houses, according to a court filing Tuesday. The houses โ€” Penguin, Macmillan, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster and Hachette โ€” ...

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Book News: Amazon Debuts Its Virtual Currency

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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

  • Amazon debuted a virtual currency called "Amazon Coins" on Monday. The coins can be used to buy apps in Amazon's Appstore and on Kindle Fire. A dollar will get you 100 of the new coins, though ...

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Book News: Mich. School System Won't Ban Anne Frank's 'Pornographic' Diary

Monday, May 13, 2013

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

  • Last week, the mother of a seventh-grader in Northville, Mich., filed a complaint seeking to keep an unexpurgated version of Anne Frank's Diary off of middle school shelves because she felt a passage describing the female genitalia ...

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Book News: Microsoft Rumored To Be Interested In Buying Nook

Friday, May 10, 2013

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

  • Barnes & Noble stock shot up 24 percent in trading Thursday amid rumors that Microsoft is interesting in buying all of Nook Media's digital assets. The website TechCrunch has reported that it obtained internal documents ...

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Book News: Hacker Leaks Part Of 'Sex And The City' Author's New Book

Thursday, May 09, 2013

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

  • "Guccifer," the hacker responsible for introducing the world to former president George W. Bush's artistic side, appears to have leaked the opening chapters of Sex and the City creator Candace Bushnell's newest novel. Killing Monica is ...

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Book News: Translators Of Dan Brown Novel Toiled In 'Bunker'

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

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

  • The 11 people who worked on translating Inferno, the latest Robert Langdon novel from Dan Brown, toiled for two months in near-isolation in a heavily-guarded underground complex in Milan, according to Sorrisi e Canzoni, an Italian ...

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Book News: Freud's Couch Succumbs To Despair, Ennui

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

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

  • According to a report in The Guardian, Sigmund Freud's famous couch has fallen into disrepair, and the Freud Museum in London has issued a plea for donations to finance the restorations. A gift from one of ...

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