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Annalisa Quinn

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Book News: Louise Shivers, Author Of 'Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail,' Dies

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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

  • Louise Shivers, who published her first book, Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail, at the age of 53, has died. She was 84. The 1983 novella followed the wife of a North Carolina tobacco ...

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Book News: The Clash Of The Comic(-)Cons

Monday, July 28, 2014

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

  • The nation's biggest comic book convention has issued a cease-and-desist letter to the nation's third-biggest comic book convention over the use of the name "Comic Con," The Associated Press reports. A lawyer for San Diego's Comic-Con ...

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Book News: Amazon Reports Big Quarterly Loss

Friday, July 25, 2014

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

  • Amazon reported big second quarter losses Thursday and said the current period may be even worse. The company posted a quarter net loss of $126 million, or 27 cents a share, even though sales rose 23 percent. ...

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Book News: Amazon Exec Says Hachette Is Using Authors 'As Human Shields'

Thursday, July 24, 2014

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

  • Amid the ongoing dispute between Hachette and Amazon, Amazon executive Russ Grandinetti has proposed paying Hachette authors normal royalties while donating the e-book profits to charity, according to Publishers Weekly. Amazon's removal of the pre-order button on ...

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Book News: Booker Prize, Now Open To U.S. Authors, Longlists 5 Americans

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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

  • The 13-book longlist for the Man Booker Prize, the U.K.'s most prominent literary award, was announced Wednesday. The prize is traditionally open to writers from countries in the Commonwealth and Ireland, but this year marks the ...

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Book News: Thomas Berger, Author Of 'Little Big Man,' Dies

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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

  • Thomas Berger, the witty and feverishly prolific author of Little Big Man, died July 13 in Nyack, N.Y., following an illness, his publisher said Monday. He was 89. Although Berger was most famous for Little Big Man, ...

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Book News: 'Big 5' Publishers Absent From Amazon's New E-Book Service

Monday, July 21, 2014

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

  • The so-called Big Five publishers — Penguin Random House, Macmillan, HarperCollins, Hachette and Simon & Schuster — don't appear to be participating in Kindle Unlimited, Amazon's new e-book subscription service. Following the model of services such ...

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Book News: 15 Unpublished Elmore Leonard Stories Coming Out Next Year

Friday, July 18, 2014

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

  • A collection of 15 unpublished stories by the late, great crime writer Elmore Leonard is expected to come out in the U.S. and U.K. in 2015. They are early stories, written while Leonard worked as a ...

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NPR Music Returns For 2014's Newport Folk Festival

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Newport Folk Festival has been around for more than half a century now — this is its 55th year, to be exact — and the event now routinely sells out months before its lineup is even announced. And why shouldn't it? On the main stage alone at this year's ...

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Book News: Apple May Pay Consumers $400 Million In E-Book Settlement

Thursday, July 17, 2014

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

  • Apple has agreed to pay consumers $400 million to settle a civil lawsuit — but only if it is unsuccessful in appealing last year's conviction of e-book price fixing. If that ruling is overturned, Apple will ...

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Book News: Harper Lee Says New Biography Is Unauthorized

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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

  • Former Chicago Tribune reporter Marja Mills says her just-released biography of Harper Lee, The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee, was written with "the trust, support and encouragement" of Lee and her older sister, Alice. But ...

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Book News: Pakistani Civil Servant Who Published Debut Novel At 79 Dies

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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

  • Pakistani writer Jamil Ahmad, who published his debut novel, The Wandering Falcon, when he was 79, has died "after a long illness," his publisher said. He was 83. Ahmad spent decades as a civil servant in the ...

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Giant Snails Stopped From Entery The U.S. At LAX

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

U.S. customs inspectors at Los Angeles International Airport intercepted dozens of live snails. In Nigeria, they are considered a delicacy. But in California, they are an invasive species.

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Book News: Famed Philosopher Accused Of Plagiarizing White Separatist Journal

Monday, July 14, 2014

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

Marxist philosopher Slavoj Žižek — who is one of the world's most prominent living public intellectuals — has been accused of plagiarizing from the white separatist magazine American Renaissance. (The magazine calls itself a "race realist" publication, while ...

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Citigroup Agrees To Settlement Over Risky Mortgages

Monday, July 14, 2014

Citigroup will pay $4 billion to the Justice Department and spend $2.5 billion to help struggling homeowners modify their mortgages. And, talks are underway between the government and Bank of America.

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Book News: Singapore Pulls 2 Children's Books With Gay Couples From Libraries

Friday, July 11, 2014

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

  • Authorities in Singapore, where gay sex is illegal, have withdrawn two children's books about gay couples from libraries. In a statement, the National Library Board suggested that gayness and family values are incompatible: "Young children ...

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Book News: Co-Author Of Book On How Not To Be Gored By A Bull Gets Gored

Thursday, July 10, 2014

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

  • A Chicago man who co-authored a book about how not to be gored by bulls in the annual running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, has been gored by a bull. On Wednesday, Bill Hillmann, one ...

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Book News: Amazon Makes Direct Offer To Hachette Authors

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

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

  • The intrigue continues in the publishing dispute between Amazon and Hachette Book Group. On Tuesday, the retailer wrote directly to a handful of Hachette authors, asking for thoughts on a proposal that would give 100 percent of ...

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Israel Continues Gaza Offensive, Hints At Ground Operation

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Update at 2:42 p.m. ET

Israeli leaders are signaling that a ground invasion might be imminent as the offensive on Gaza intensifies, killing at least 53 people and wounding 465 others.

The toll comes from the Palestinian Authority's Health Ministry.

Reporter Daniel Estrin tells NPR's Newscast unit that Israel's military ...

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Book News: J.K. Rowling Writes A New 'Harry Potter' Story

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

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

  • J.K. Rowling has a new short story about the adult Harry Potter, written in the form of a gossip column by Rita Skeeter, the ruthless and fact-bending journalist of the Potter series. Harry, who is attending the ...

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