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Book News: First Superman Comic Soars To $3.2 Million At Auction

Monday, August 25, 2014

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

  • A copy of 1938's Action Comics No. 1, which features the first appearance of Superman, sold for a record-breaking $3,207,852 to an unnamed buyer on Sunday. Darren Adams, the owner of Pristine Comics, posted it on ...

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Book News: David Gregory To Write Book About Judaism

Friday, August 22, 2014

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

  • Former Meet the Press host David Gregory is writing a book about his Jewish faith, Politico reported Thursday. "Let me emphasize that this book has always been intended as an exploration of an aspect of David's ...

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Book News: German Minister Shows Support For Authors' Amazon Protest

Thursday, August 21, 2014

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

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A Perfectly Cromulent Classical Guide To 'The Simpsons' Marathon

Thursday, August 21, 2014

From its start nearly 25 years ago, The Simpsons was different. Not only was it animated, it had a Murderer's Row of voice actors and writing talent. It was absurdly funny and more than occasionally touching. Today, the show still embraces an uncommonly wide range of ...

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Book News: Laura Ingalls Wilder's Memoir To Be Published

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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

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U.S. Authenticates Video Of Militants Beheading American Journalist

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

This post was updated at 2:25 p.m. ET.

A video that was released online Tuesday in which the extremist group the Islamic State claimed to behead American journalist James Foley is authentic, according to U.S. intelligence analysts. Foley was abducted in Syria in 2012.

The video was uploaded to YouTube ...

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Book News: J.K. Rowling Profiles 'Singing Sorceress' Celestina Warbeck

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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

  • J.K. Rowling has returned, ever so briefly, to the world of Harry Potter with a profile of the "Singing Sorceress" Celestina Warbeck. (You'll remember her song "A Cauldron Full of Hot, Strong Love" from the sixth Harry ...

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You Would Think 'Adultery' Would Be A Little More Tantalizing

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

You've heard this story before. You may even have experienced it, or thought about it: A woman who apparently has it all โ€” loving, financially successful spouse, posh home, wonderful, healthy kids, great job โ€” still feels something is missing from her life. Could it be passion? Adventure? Risk? ...

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Book News: Ann Leckie's 'Ancillary Justice' Wins Hugo Award

Monday, August 18, 2014

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

  • Ann Leckie's debut novel, the space opera Ancillary Justice, has won the prestigious Hugo Award for best novel. The book, which is narrated by the artificial intelligence of a starship that has been transplanted into a single ...

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Book News: Orwell Estate Accuses Amazon Of Doublespeak

Friday, August 15, 2014

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

  • The literary executor of George Orwell's estate says that online retailer Amazon's recent use of a quote by the writer to bolster its case against publishing giant Hachette comes "as close as one can get to the ...

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Book News: Amazon Expands Into Campus Bookselling

Thursday, August 14, 2014

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

  • Amazon has launched a new store and a pickup center with Purdue University, its second university store after the retailer teamed up with the University of California, Davis earlier this year. The store (or "cobranded experience," as ...

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Book News: Christian Retailer Halts Sales Of Celebrity Pastor's Book

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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

  • A major Christian retailer has suspended sales of celebrity pastor Mark Driscoll's book A Call to Resurgence. On Friday, LifeWay Christian Resources pulled the book from its website and stores while it "asses[es] developments regarding his ministry," ...

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Book News: George R.R. Martin Was Told Sci-Fi Would Rot His Brain

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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

  • Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin told an audience at the Edinburgh International Literary Festival that his teachers said sci-fi would rot his mind. "When I was 12 or 13, I had teachers take away ...

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Book News: Petitions, Orwell And The Amazon-Hachette Fight

Monday, August 11, 2014

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

  • The dispute between publisher Hachette and online retailer Amazon has escalated yet again, with dueling petitions and a debate over the interpretation of a George Orwell quote. On Sunday, the group Authors United ran a full-page ...

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Book News: Hachette's Deal For Perseus Falls Through

Friday, August 08, 2014

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

  • The planned acquisition of Perseus Books Group by Hachette and Ingram has collapsed. The deal, which was announced in June, would have seen Perseus' publishing imprints go to Hachette and its distribution business go to Ingram. Hachette, ...

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Book News: Google, Barnes & Noble Team Up To Take On Amazon

Thursday, August 07, 2014

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

  • Google and Barnes & Noble are working together to compete with Amazon on same-day delivery of books, The New York Times reports. Beginning today, the Internet giant and the struggling retailer will offer same-day delivery to ...

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Book News: U.S. Appeals Court Slams 'Extortion' By Conan Doyle Estate

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

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

  • The estate of Arthur Conan Doyle has been ordered to pay more than $30,000 in legal fees to Leslie Klinger, an author and Sherlock Holmes expert who successfully challenged the estate's copyright. Calling the estate's grip ...

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Book News: George R.R. Martin Will Republish Children's Book From 1980

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

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

  • A 1980 children's story by George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones author and wanton murderer of his own characters, will be re-released this October. Set in the world of his Song of Ice and Fire series, The ...

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Fighting Genital Cutting Of British Girls: A Survivor Speaks Out

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

When Nimco Ali was 7, she thought her family was going on vacation. They flew from their hometown in Manchester, England, to Djibouti on the Horn of Africa.

Ali doesn't remember the exact location. But she clearly remembers what happened there.

The young girl found herself in a dingy room, ...

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Book News: U.K. Leader, Authors Spar Over Ban On Sending Books To Prisons

Monday, August 04, 2014

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

  • British Prime Minister David Cameron has responded to a letter by leading U.K. writers criticizing a new security measure that prevents books and other small packages from being sent into prisons. The letter signed by Salman ...

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