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Annalisa Quinn

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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 — Penguin, Macmillan, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster and Hachette — ...

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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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Book News: Harper Lee Says Literary Agent Exploited Her Health

Monday, May 06, 2013

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

  • Harper Lee is suing to recover royalties from her former literary agent, Samuel Pinkus, who she claims tricked her into signing over the copyright to her novel To Kill A Mockingbird while she was recovering from ...

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Book News: Navajo Nation Names Its First Poet Laureate

Friday, May 03, 2013

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

  • Luci Tapahonso has been named the Navajo Nation's first poet laureate. Elmer Guy, president of Navajo Technical College in New Mexico, announced the news and said Tapahonso will be officially introduced to the public May 17. ...

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Book News: Putin Biographer To Write Book On Tsarnaev Brothers

Thursday, May 02, 2013

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

  • Riverhead Books has announced a deal for a book about Boston Marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. It will be written by Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen, author of the biography The Man Without a Face: ...

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Book News: Andrew Cuomo Signs Book Deal With HarperCollins

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

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

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sold the rights to his memoir to HarperCollins, the publishing house announced Tuesday. The book will be "a full and frank look at his public and private life — from his formative ...

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Book News: 'Winnie-The-Pooh' Author Wrote WWI Propaganda

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

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

  • Winnie-the-Pooh author and prominent pacifist A.A. Milne secretly wrote propaganda during World War I for MI7b, a now-defunct arm of British military intelligence services, according to recently discovered documents. Evidence of MI7b's activities was largely destroyed, ...

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Book News: Feminist Icon Mary Thom Dies In Motorcycle Crash

Monday, April 29, 2013

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

  • Journalist and feminist Mary Thom, a former executive editor of Ms. magazine, was killed Friday in a motorcycle accident in Yonkers, N.Y. She was 68. Thom, who was editor-in-chief of the nonprofit Women's Media Center, wrote ...

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